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Rep. Ilhan Omar recounts terror in U.S. Capitol, announces plan to...

President Donald J. Trump spent much of 2020 demonizing Rep. Ilhan Omar and ridiculing Somalia, the Minnesota congresswoman’s country of origin, for being a...

African immigrants flexed their political muscles in the 2020 U.S elections,...

Six years ago, a 21-year-old Ethiopian refugee named Oballa Oballa walked into the mayor’s office in Austin, Minn., and asked what he could do...

A mixed bag for African immigrant candidates in Minnesota races

The African immigrant community's bid to expand its share of elected officials in the state had some bright spots and disappointing losses in equal...

Reps. Omar, Castro and Richmond condemn treatment of Cameroonian migrants and...

Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) have condemned the treatment of Cameroonian migrants and asylum seekers in Immigration...

Strong election night for African immigrant candidates in Minnesota primary

It was a good night to be an African immigrant candidate in Minnesota’s primary election on Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was able to...

Rep. Ilhan Omar wins Democratic primary in convincing fashion

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has won the Minnesota Fifth District DFL primary in a convincing fashion beating her well-financed and closest challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux,...

We endorse: Ilhan Omar for Minnesota Fifth Congressional District

Yaa Asantewaa, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Wangari Maathai, Ann Nzingha and others are names that readers of Mshale will be very familiar with, many of them...

Why I am supporting Ilhan Omar in the DFL primary

20 years ago, I fled my birth country of Liberia during a civil war. I left my loved ones to provide for them in...

Antone Melton-Meaux: African immigrant communities deserve more from their government

The Fifth Congressional District and Minnesota are blessed with some of the largest African communities outside of the continent. Everyday, we see the value...

African immigrant candidates run for office in record numbers in Minnesota

The number of African immigrant elected officials in Minnesota — which has more than doubled in the past four years — could soon grow...

Rep. Ilhan Omar faces uphill task to keep her seat in...

In 2018, Ilhan Omar made history as the first person born in the African continent to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives,...