The state’s largest non-European immigrant populations are deepening their roots in the state, new research shows, even as the number of foreign-born residents slowly declines.
Meet the woman who's documenting the stories of immigrants and their children in southwest Minnesota
Andrea Duarte-Alonso said she began her project, Stories from Unheard Voices, with a focus on the Latino community after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists.”
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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.
Twin Cities mosque on edge after opponents start pointing the cameras at children
The Dar Al Farooq Youth and Family Center has been the subject of online videos targeting Muslims. Police are investigating reports of harassment.
Seeking answers and lessening the stigma of being female, divorced and Hmong
After her own divorce, Mailee Yang set out to learn more about the pressures faced by divorced women in her community. She surveyed hundreds of Hmong American women across the country about their experiences.
In one Twin Cities classroom, learning in Hmong and about being Hmong
"Hmong for Native Speakers" has helped bridge Hmong family culture and classroom academics at Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park. Observers say the experiment offers a possible path to boosting achievement for students of color.
‘Trump hates us’: President’s Minneapolis visit gets no welcome from Minnesota Somalis
President Trump singled out Somali refugees for scorn during his political rally Thursday in Minneapolis, home to the nation’s largest Somali population. Somali people here see it as part of the administration's campaign to demonize immigrants from Muslim-majority countries and slash the number of refugee settlements.
Editor’s note: Why Sahan Journal decided to report on Ilhan Omar’s divorce filings
Writing about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s divorce filing puts facts to an issue where misinformation has ruled, Sahan Journal editor Mukhtar Ibrahim writes. The scrutiny is also part of life as an elected official. They sacrifice some of their privacy for the privilege of representing us.
Ilhan Omar files for divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi
Ilhan Omar officially filed for divorce on Friday in Hennepin County District Court. The couple has three children together.
As demand for coding skills rise, New Vision Foundation trains Twin Cities immigrant kids
A partnership between the city of St. Paul and New Vision Foundation is helping train teens in modern computer programming. Many are first generation immigrants. A new city grant will help significantly expand the number of students trained.
Gandhi’s dream lies in tatters, 150 years after his birth
Mahatma Gandhi’s belief in nonviolent change feels like a fading memory now as nationalist hate and bigotry rise in India, striking at the nation’s very foundation, writes Zafar Siddiqui.
Twin Cities archbishop decries treatment of U.S. border refugees
Archbishop Bernard Hebda on Sunday called on Christians to protect immigrants and refugees “who find themselves in strange lands.” His homily came on the Catholic Church’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Minneapolis man charged with vandalizing East African shops told cops he hates Somalis
Harlin St. John faces five counts of damage to property and bias crimes for smashing store windows last week. He allegedly told investigators it was in retaliation because he believed Somalis had shot at his family and he hates “the Somalis.”
'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.
Arrest made after Minneapolis East African businesses hit by vandalism
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.
Somali mob didn’t attack man in Minneapolis, but facts won’t stop the hate
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.