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COVID-19 VACCINE PROJECT

Todo lo que los niños y los padres deben saber sobre la vacuna COVID-19.

¿Le da miedo a su hijo que le pongan la vacuna? ¿Sentirán los niños dolor o efectos secundarios después? ¿Qué deben hacer usted y su hijo para prepararse para recibir la vacuna? Esperamos que estos vídeos proporcionen información útil para los padres y los niños de nuestras comunidades.  Gracias a UCare por su apoyo generoso…


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We asked a Minnesota family physician how to keep our families safe from COVID-19 this holiday season—without retreating into isolation (again).

Yes, COVID-19 is bad in Minnesota right now. But Dr. Ndidiamaka Koka has updated advice about how to manage risks and avoid COVID while shopping, celebrating with family, attending concerts and sporting events, and more. Here are her tips on masking, boosters, ventilation, going into stores with young children, and enjoying the season. “I want people to be wise, safe, but not scared,” Dr. Koka says.


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Sahan Journal receives Google News Initiative funding to collaborate with community news organizations that broadcast in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

Google News Initiative’s 2021 North America Innovation Challenge seeks to help local media learn more about the news needs of their communities. The program will give more than $3.2 million to 25 projects, selected from 190 applicants. Sahan Journal will work with community media—La Raza 95.7z FM, 3HmongTV, and Somali TV Minnesota—to help serve audiences in languages other than English.

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This year, Minnesota school-board meetings endured a backlash against diversity. On Election Day, three suburban districts elected Somali Americans for the first time.

What does diverse school-board representation look like? Scrapping hoodie bans and congratulating new graduates in Somali. Across the south and west metro—Burnsville, St. Louis Park, and Rosemount–Apple Valley–Eagan—voters chose new Somali American school board members.