Somali Woman’s Illness and A Family’s Quest for Healing

Joel Grostephan New America MediaST.CLOUD, Minn. — Samira Iman was missing for nearly two years. The 31-year-old Somali didn’t run away. She wasn’t kidnapped. She didn’t go to Africa to fight in Somalia’s decades-old civil war. She was living in St. Cloud, Minn., in a group home for the mentally ill. But Samira’s family lost … Continue reading

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Somali hip-hop: “It’s a culture. It’s a people’s life.”

  BY JUSTIN SCHELL , TC DAILY PLANET On New Year’s Eve, hundreds of Somali youth packed one of the ballrooms at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There were performers from Minneapolis, Rochester, Seattle, and even as far away as London—places that have all developed substantial Somali populations both before and since the Somali Civil War, which … Continue reading


Minneapolis Mosque to Host Open House this Wednesday

On February 25, 2009, the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center will welcome neighborhood residents and organizations for a community dinner intended to increase understanding about the local Somali Muslim community and mosque. The Wednesday event is free and open to the public. WHAT: Community Open House and Dinner at Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center. WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 5-8 p.m. WHERE: … Continue reading