'I'm here to stand up against oppression': Minnesotans protest divisive rhetoric, security crackdown in India
Nearly 400 people gathered in Columbia Heights on Sunday afternoon to condemn human rights abuses and security crackdowns under India’s Hindu nationalist-led government.
Right-wing media on social media platforms falsely claim that a video shows Somalis brutally beating and robbing a man near Target Field. Police say those arrested aren’t Somali. Twitter, Facebook and Google executives are silent as a dangerous lie spreads.
A surveillance video from the vandalized stores shows a man wearing a black tank top throwing rocks at the glass windows of East African-owned stores in Minneapolis.
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For Muslims wrestling with substance abuse, it’s often a silent struggle
Community members are trying to discuss addiction openly, normalize treatment and provide culturally competent counseling.
On 9/11 anniversary, blame the terrorists, not Muslims
We should never forget the horror of 9/11. But, 18 years later, we must find a way to stop blaming all Muslims, writes Ashalul Aden of Rochester, Minnesota. “Sadly, I am not sure many people know how to do that.”
Resettlement agencies in Minnesota are grappling with Trump’s restrictions on refugee arrivals
Refugee-serving agencies in Minnesota are finding new ways to adapt to the changing refugee-services landscape — by shifting resources and tapping into new demographics.
North St. Paul district is taking a new approach to fighting racism in schools
Many Minnesota schools have had reports of racist incidents in recent years. One district in North St. Paul is using student voices to combat racism.
New St. Thomas dean ready to take on region’s diverse health care needs
MayKao Hang’s life experiences were vital to her as CEO of the Wilder Foundation. They’ll be equally important as she prepares to take over as founding dean of the University of St. Thomas College of Health.
A community garden in Fargo is doing more than helping new Americans access healthy food
“Through the community garden, I made many friends. I got to know how to grow vegetables around here,” one gardener said. “And I keep learning. We kind of complete each other. We learn from each other.”
Latino parents group teaches cultural skills to thrive in Minnesota schools
The Latino Youth Development Collaborative is trying to help first-generation Latino families navigate the complexities of Minnesota schools.
Nearly 2,000 people become U.S. citizens in St. Paul
Thousands of new Americans were naturalized in two ceremonies at St. Paul RiverCentre on Wednesday. In 2018, the number of people across the nation who became citizens reached a five-year high.
Minnesota education officials: New immigration rules could strip funding from schools, students
New Trump administration rules penalizing legal immigrants for using public benefits could affect students and school systems.
‘Not your typical networking event’: Somali professionals showcase talent at inaugural national conference
Somali North American Business and Professionals Inc. began mostly as a loose project in 2017 on Facebook. It quickly grew to become one of the most popular Facebook groups for Somalis. With more than 15,000 members, it has now officially transitioned from mainly having online interactions to in-person connections.
‘I hope they are fine’: Kashmiris in Minnesota worry for loved ones back home
“Many of the Kashmiri diaspora in the U.S. have not been able to communicate with their family members for the last several weeks," a cardiologist from Kashmir living in Rochester told Sahan Journal.
Minnesota Somalis get a national forum on NPR’s 1A
1A interviewed Somalis in Minneapolis Thursday on a variety of issues related to their experiences coming to and living in Minnesota. It’s expected to be broadcast on Sept. 5.
FBI probing recent death threat against Rep. Ilhan Omar
The FBI's Minneapolis field office confirms it and other law enforcement agencies are aware of the threat and looking into it. Ilhan posted a copy of the threat on Twitter.