To Louis Porter II, executive director of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, the two groups have more in common than either might realize.
To understand what it’s like to be a Muslim in Minnesota after a terrorist incident, MinnPost spoke with a diverse group of five followers of Islam who live in the Twin Cities.
The bill would provide housing assistance for victims of domestic violence — something advocates say has been needed for years.
City Stay, a nonprofit, has partnered with Minnehaha Academy and individual families to create the weeklong program, which has two main components: homestay and day programming.
When it comes to refugee populations, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for finding out about the state of a person’s mental health.
When Alice Karpeh came of age in Sierra Leone, she watched hundreds of mothers die from complications related to childbirth. Now she’s changing that.
The Ramsey County program has recently opened another office in Marshall because more and more people began to relocate there for meat processing jobs.
The book details the identities, struggles, achievements and the lives of Somali immigrants in three very different countries: the United States, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Thousands of eligible immigrants in Minnesota often wait years, even decades, before they even start the process of becoming U.S. citizens.
The 10 large panels detail the community’s demographics, political and cultural diversity, and contributions in photos and words.
Bukola Oriola is among 11 council members President Obama picked last month to make recommendations on federal policies addressing human trafficking in the U.S.
Gatherings like Tuesday’s viewing party have become a tradition for Minneapolis’ Somali-American community since Obama took office in 2008.
Abdi Phenomenal wants to start conversations about the issues and to encourage members of the community to create a supportive environment for those struggling with the conditions.
Who are they; where are they coming from; and how do they affect the state’s work force?
“Egypt is sometimes cold,” although it isn’t cold enough for a coat, noted newcomer Ladan Aden. “There’s no snow there.”
“I believe that if Somalia is not safe, nowhere is actually safe,” said Waheid Siraach, who works for the Metro Transit police.
The low-power FM station KALY opened its doors in September, making it the first Somali-American station licensed by the Federal Communication Commission.
To understand the problem, we need a history check: Who were the first undocumented workers? Who’s benefited from past amnesties? How did we get into the present situation?
Steps for potential refugees include multiple background checks, several intense interviews with immigration authorities, and Department of Homeland Security security screenings, Jane Graupman said at the U of M.
Many are getting their licenses in teaching, while others are becoming school counselors and social workers.