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Round Up: Africans in the Minnesotan Mainstream Media

by Nelima Here’s another round up of how the mainstream media is covering the African community. New Islamic mortgages now available in Minnesota Bill Would Ban Headwear on Driver’s License Photos Somali Student Group Protest s Bare-Head ID Bill Another gloomy economic roller-coaster ride This time will Liberians be forced to leave? Maplewood man convicted … Continue reading

Opinion / Politics / Society

Minnesota Racism

by Ross Anderson as published in the MN Daily   Racism has a newfound fervor when applied to the state’s largest migrant population: Somalis. “What? (Expletive) you!” I initially thought. Recently, the nation’s top law-dog, Eric Holder, our country’s first black attorney general, basically called Americans a bunch of yellow-bellies. We are “a nation of … Continue reading

news / Society

Minneapolis Mosque Opens Its Doors to the Community

by Nelima  Neighbors and friends; reporters, local politicians and law enforcement streamed through the doors of Abubakar As-Sadique Mosque to interact with the Somali Community. The response to an open house invitation by the mosque was overwhelming. Media reports connecting the Minneapolis mosque to the Somali men alleged to have gone back to Somalia to … Continue reading