A proposed rule from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could provoke deportation for international students taking online-only instruction during the COVID-19 crisis.
Minnesota Department of Health began organizing testing sites in May. Now, they’re working with advocacy groups to pinpoint locations across the state to continue providing equitable COVID-19 testing.
How does Imam Tamer Abdelaziz help Muslim and immigrant patients come through the coronavirus crisis? Quranic recitation, family support—and a special respirator that fits over a religious beard.
On July 1, Abdirizak Abdi and Akram Osman started new roles in St. Paul and Bloomington. It’s a milestone in representational leadership for Minnesota’s increasingly diverse student population and an educator workforce that’s lagged behind.
A Muslim woman found the name “ISIS” on her Starbucks drink at a Target store in St. Paul. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for firings, new staff training, and potential protests.
Claim in U.S. District Court in Minnesota alleges ZeHabesha news organization made defamatory claims about COVID-19, corruption, shoddy aircraft.
A blow to families, vendors, community pride: “It’s not just a Hmong event anymore.”
Leading protest that shut down highway in Eagan, sister ties case to broader struggle for justice .
Store owners describe ruin as COVID-19 recession spreads: “I’m using credit cards to buy food. I’m using credit cards to pay for rent. I owe a lot of money right now.”
With little official action, some residents worry about homeless camp. Others are determined to help.
“He is our icon. He is a father figure,” says a protest leader in St. Paul.
Sousada Grande asked the Minikahda Club to put her in touch with the golfer who damaged her car. The club asked her to wait. And wait. And wait.
Lost COVID-19 revenue and the Lake Street fires are turning immigrant neighborhoods in south Minneapolis into health care deserts. The outcome for patients? “Their chronic conditions are getting, frankly, worse.”
Students want more money spent on mental health, trauma support and cultural groups; less on police.
A once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mecca turns into a once-in-a-lifetime loss for Minnesota’s Hajj hospitality industry and aspiring Hajjis. The last Hajj interruption? The cholera epidemic of the mid-1800s.
“I thought I was going to die,” one Amazon employee who got infected with COVID-19 told Sahan Journal. “I was not eating at all. I was forcing myself to eat, but I couldn’t feel it. The smell and the taste were gone.”
Move may already be having a chilling effect on businesses and foreign workers in Minnesota
After waiting years to become United States citizens, some immigrants and refugees had to wait even longer because of COVID-19 cancelations. This week, the naturalizations resumed.
Vote means ‘better safety and less trauma for Black and brown kids,’ says an organizer of student campaign.
“We have seen how these police come into the school environment and mess everything up … We need them out right now.”
Best known in the U.S. as Ilhan Omar’s father, Nur was a prominent Somali military officer who encouraged his children to succeed
After racist social media posts from former catering manager emerged, former employees reveal racism runs deep at Holy Land.
Muna Ahmed said she was sexually assaulted at 19. Now 23, she’s speaking out for the first time. “I’m fed up with shame culture and shaming victims,” she told Sahan Journal.
Dreamer Gloria Castillo said the news gives her relief, but she wants a pathway to citizenship
Habso Khalif, a Somali, charges that police targeted her based on her race and religion
Young activists say community approach was more effective than police or politicians in protecting Cedar Riverside from arson and looting.
“Don’t give up on your dreams if you’re trying to have a big dream,” says one graduate.
In a press release, Ilhan Omar shared news of Nur’s death “with tremendous sadness and pain.”
Anisa Hajimumin will focus on helping new Americans find work or start businesses.
For the first time, instead of praying standing shoulder-to-shoulder, worshippers will perform prayers six feet apart.
“My vision was to create something that would allow us to remember all of this after the protesting, and the curfew and the National Guard left,” Rahma said.
“I think she could have been our first Hmong female governor,” one colleague says.
Some “think of themselves as superior because of their skin color and class.”
Recouping insurance money in weeks ahead is likely to be anything but simple for many
Leaving Colombia, Rosas’ father stressed that his oldest son needed to lead by example.
This year’s fellows are working to make public health, music education and clinical research more equitable
Despite pandemic and protests, Cristo Rey graduates get their moment in the sun.
‘This is Honduras in Minneapolis,’ thought one, as she watched South Minneapolis burn
Marny Xiong was elected to the St. Paul school board in 2017 and quickly become an advocate for racial and gender equity. She later became the chair earlier this year.
Las emisoras como la radio La Raza son una fuente de información clave para los latinos de las Ciudades Gemelas.
After growing calls for police reform, a collaboration among three Twin Cities nonprofits will provide support for dismantling criminal justice policies that cause disparities in the criminal justice system.
Goldstein Law, PC announced Suleiman Wadi’s termination in a statement on Facebook after a racist video was posted the same day his cousin Lianne Wadi came under fire for past racist posts that resurfaced on social media. Lianne tagged Suleiman in some of her posts.
“Our voice has been one of the major weapons we are using,” said Ayda Vasquez. “Our second weapon is fire extinguishers.”
‘Ayan, of the Lucky,’ chronicles the journey of Somali refugee girl who aspires to become a doctor.
We’re looking for an experienced journalist who has significant experience in hard news and investigative/data reporting, and the ability to write narrative nonfiction stories that use literary styles and techniques.
The posts began circulating on social media in a tense atmosphere just days after protests against the police killing of George Floyd erupted across the country.
Outlets like La Raza radio are a key source of information for Latinos in the Twin Cities
In an interview, Abdi Sabrie said his exclusion from the website photo is not about him as an individual. “It’s about my advocacy for the students who are at a disadvantage in our public education,” he said.
“When it comes to the cops, we’re all the same thing,” said Abdihakim Abdi, who stood at the same spot where George Floyd took his last breath.
“He should not have gone through that, and died that way,” said Mauro, manager of La Mexicana. “I hope he’s in heaven, and may his soul rest in peace.”
“A lot of the social media attacks have happened to people named Tou Thao,” said Hlee Lee-Kron. The name “Tou,” which means “son/boy” in Hmong, is the most common name in the community, and “Thao” is one of the 18 clan names.
New opportunities are opening, but it’s hard for some to take advantage.
Abumayyaleh speaks out against “abuse of power and racial injustice.”
Minneapolis Police describe investigation into missing 25-year-old as “open and active.”
On the front lines in senior centers, nurses often feel pressure to earn money and invisible if they get sick
A group of Somali entrepreneurs in Minneapolis say they are being racially profiled at a private gym in a video that has gone viral.
Late in life, artist was ‘living his dream’ as work was shown at prominent Twin Cities venues.
Governor continues to urge caution, follow public health guidelines; no change for restaurants and bars.
Pandemic means no gatherings at mosques and other large venues: ‘Nobody thought this could happen in our lifetime.’
Send us pictures, videos, audio and stories about how you celebrated Eid al-Fitr.
A civil war scattered Mohamed Omer’s family more than 30 years ago. He spent his life trying to unscatter them. But in his death, his daughter said, the separation was even worse: The family couldn’t even gather for a traditional Muslim funeral.
Two abstain, but majority says it’s important to speak up for religious rights
Quentin Nguyen wanted to rip out half an acre of sod and grow produce for his family and neighborhood. For now, it’s just piles of mulch and soil.
Business districts, including St. Paul’s Little Mekong, hit especially hard.
Bank buys buildings and will rehab them while members of Sky Without Limits Community work on an ownership model.
Dangers for people of color and immigrants in the workforce may increase as Gov. Walz eases stay-at-home order.
Ntawm tsab cai tshiab no, yuav pub cov lagluam muag khoom siv rov qab qhib nrog rau kev txwv kom neeg tsawg thiab cov kev tuaj sib ntsauv uas muaj txog 10 leej lossis tsawg dua, nrog rau chaw teev hawm, yuav rov muaj cai ua tau dua lawm.
Amarkan cusub ayaa dukaamada tafaariiqda ah u saamaxaya in si xaddidan dib loogu furo. Waxaa kale oo la ogolaaday in ay dad gaadhaya illaa 10 ama ka yar ay ku kulmi karaan meelaha lagu cibaadaysto.
Bajo la nueva orden, los negocios minoristas podrán reabrir con capacidad limitada y se permitirán nuevamente las reuniones de grupos de 10 personas o menos, incluso en lugares de culto.
Under the new order, retail businesses will be allowed to reopen with limited capacity and group gatherings of 10 or fewer people, including at places of worship, will be permitted once again.
Tuaj rau hnub Monday no, yuav rov pub cov lagluam muag khoom siv qhib dua tiamsis yuavtsum tswj kom neeg tsawg thiab cov kev tuaj sib ntsauv kom muaj 10 leej lossis tsawg dua, nrog rau chaw teev hawm, yuav rov muaj cai ua tau dua lawm. “Qhov no yuav muaj feem mus taus zoo lossis tsis zoo,” tus nom tswv coj lub xeev tau hais.
El lunes, los negocios minoristas podrán reabrir con capacidad limitada y se permitirán de nuevo las reuniones de grupos de 10 personas o menos, incluso en lugares de culto. “Esto va a funcionar o no va a funcionar”, dijo el gobernador.
Laga billaabo Isniinta, ganacsiyada qaarkood ayaa dib loo furi doonaa si xaddidan, waxaa kale oo la ogolyahay in 10 qof iyo wixii ka yar ay isku meel ku kulmaan, sida meelaha lagu cibaadaysto. “Arrintani ama way shaqayn doontaa ama ma shaqayn doonto,” Walz ayaa sidaas yidhi.
Come Monday, retail businesses will be allowed to reopen with limited capacity and group gatherings of 10 or fewer people, including at places of worship, will be permitted once again. “This is either going to work or not work,” the governor said.
County and immigration agency have not been ‘deliberately indifferent’ to the possibility of detainees contracting COVID infection, judge says
Challenger ends his campaign against first-term Democrat, saying she listened to his concerns that she was not engaged with the district.
India already is tense because of laws widely seen as discriminatory; now Muslims are being attacked for allegedly spreading coronavirus.
Said Salah Ahmed recalls his journey from Minnesota to reclaim his lost film and a piece of Somalia’s cinematic history.
Some employees at the facility say the retail giant isn’t doing enough to protect them after six co-workers tested positive. They fear the disease will spread beyond the warehouse walls into their communities. The company calls the allegations “unfounded.”
Incumbents say online process that chose a pair of second-generation immigrants was flawed, and that they might run in August primary.
Proponents say city should speak out on human rights but others question whether it should single out India.
State Medical Assistance compensates for pre- and post-natal remote services, but not for online birth assistance, leaving doula businesses scrambling to make up for loss of income.
This is the right time for the Somali business community to discuss ways to tackle post-coronavirus challenges and to prepare for future crises, writes Hudda Ibrahim.
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Renters like Jose Cadena Ramirez are forced to make tough choices between buying food and paying rent.
Last month, 62 detainees filed a petition for release, arguing that the jail was fertile ground for the COVID-19 pandemic to spread, putting their lives in danger.
Since the plant opened in 1964, the number of hogs processed in Worthington has increased fourfold, to over 20,000 per day. The plant also employs a greatly-expanded workforce, which is largely foreign-born.
Business tenants with no customers during the COVID-19 lockdown seek help from their landlords. Often, the requests are met with silence and late fees.
The pandemic this year has tempered the joy of Ramadan. Large gatherings at the mosque aren’t possible. Still, Twin Cities Muslims are finding ways to share the spirit, and put their faith in action.
Volunteers with U-Adeeg, a Somali-led effort, pack and deliver groceries to elderly people in need.
The call to prayer will be broadcast five times a day throughout the month of Ramadan, which began Thursday evening.
“I look forward to leveraging my relationships with leaders and organizations in Saint Paul and across the state so that, together, we can create a Minnesota where people and communities thrive,” Pahoua Yang Hoffman said in a statement.
A federal magistrate judge will make a recommendation on whether to release the detainees in the coming days.
Cov tib neeg uas tau nyiaj tsawg muaj feem cuv npe rau kev pab them nqi tsev, tsis hais seb yog cov neeg muaj hom ntaub ntawv nyob tebchaws no licas li.
Los residentes de bajos ingresos pueden solicitar asistencia para la vivienda, independientemente de su estatus migratorio.
Dadka dakhligoodu hooseeyo ayaa dalban kara kaalmo dhinaca kirada ah, iyada oon la fiirinaynin xaaladooda soo-galootinimo.
Low-income residents may apply for housing assistance, regardless of immigration status.
Thanks to a new partnership between the city of Minneapolis and community members, Muslims in Minneapolis will be able to hear the sound of adhan as they hunker down in their homes.
Detainee Alexis Gomez-Galeana and others watch in fear as COVID-19 spreads in ICE facilities across the country. County and federal officials say they’re taking precautions, but inmates say they aren’t enough.