Home to the largest Somali community in the country, Minnesota Somali-Americans have played a pivotal role in taking a stand against systemic racism in the weeks following the death of George Floyd.
This report by CBS sheds light on their collective action.
By Julius Bizimungu | The New Times
The community of Rwandans living in the United States have donated $47,918.04 (approximately Rwf45 million) to the Government-established recovery fund. A copy of the appreciation letter from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to the Chairman of the Community indicates that Rwandans in the US diaspora donated financial resources to respond to the pandemic.
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By Rupa Shenoy | PRI
Malika Dahir, a Somali American and mother of three in Minneapolis desperately needed an outlet to talk about George Floyd’s killing and everything that has happened since so she organized a prayer gathering online to process it together.
Listen to the story.
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By DAHMANI YOUSSEF LATIFA BABAS | Yabiladi
Since he left for the United States in 2006, Mohamed El Aissaoui has been working to introduce Moroccan heritage, especially the one of the Jewish community, through the organization of meetings, gatherings and cultural activities. His activities caught the attention of royal adviser André Azoulay.
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The Kenyan community in the Midwestern state of Kansas is a close-knit group, with most of its members sharing in common their Christian faith. Protestant church membership in the community is normal, and many Kenyans come together in houses of worship to foster a sense of diaspora community.
By Kelly Wairimu Davis | Religious News Service
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This article in the San Francisco Examiner argues that the Trump Administration ignored the achievements and contributions of the Nigerian community in the US before including citizens of the country in the travel ban.
By JAYA PADMANABHAN
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How a new alphabet is helping an ancient people write its own future
by Deborah Bach | Microsoft
When they were 10 and 14, brothers Abdoulaye and Ibrahima Barry set out to invent an alphabet for their native language, Fulfulde, which had been spoken by millions of people for centuries but never had its own writing system. While their friends were out playing in the neighborhood, Ibrahima, the older brother, and Abdoulaye would shut themselves in their room in the family’s house in Nzérékoré, Guinea, close their eyes and draw shapes on paper.
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By Ebenezer Anangfio
The Ghana Association of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has recognized and honoured the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto and the Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald for their selfless dedication to diversity and inclusiveness to immigrants and minority communities in the Pittsburgh area.
The ceremony took place during the Association’s Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraising held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Monroeville, a suburb of Pennsylvania.
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By C.C. Campbell-Rock
Nigerians, Nigerian-Americans, and African Americans gathered on the steps of New Orleans’ City Hall to commemorate Nigeria’s Independence Day and watch the Nigeria flag being hoisted and fly over the entrance of City Hall on October 4.
For more than 20 years, the Nigerian community in New Orleans has kept its African traditions alive, while forging alliances, in the tradition of an African village, among New Orleanians’ and others of African ancestry.
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Little Senegal is located just two blocks east of Morningside Park on West 116th Street.
BY NOAH SHEIDLOWER
Continue reading “Little Senegal: a home for West African food and culture in Harlem”
Shop signs written in both English and French, men and women dressed in traditional boubou garments, chefs cooking up fish stew while chatting with customers in Wolof —this reminds one of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Yet, Little Senegal brings this scene to NYC—just two blocks east of Morningside Park on West 116th Street.