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The proposal addresses the burden on African-American women who go through expensive straightening treatments to conform to Eurocentric standards.
Somali-American mothers get health, wellness advice in audio messages
Minnesotans with ties to Myanmar and Eritrea raised concerns on Friday that President Donald Trump’s new executive order restricting immigration from those countries could interfere…
High court OKs Trump law on those who use public assistance programs.
Thousands face uncertainty as their temporary protections are set to expire.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on the crowd of 2,400 people at the Armory in Minneapolis to ask themselves what they were doing…
At U service for victims on plane, Iranians mourn, worry about escalation
The county's stark poverty issues colored the debate over accepting refugees.
The audience applauded as the resolution passed during an unruly meeting filled with jeers, shouts and accusations among the more than 150 people — most of them opposed to allowing refugees — packing the county chambers.
Many refugees were assigned Jan. 1 as their birth date — their birth records were destroyed in wars or they never kept track.
NONFICTION: Cynthia Anderson's book traces the successes and tensions that a new population of immigrants sparked.
After a century of aiding refugees from around the world, new laws are hurting agencies' funding.
The Senate is expected to vote on the measure Monday, and President Trump is expected to sign it.
The executive order by President Trump is sparking tense discussion, confusion and some frustration among many local officials who find themselves thrust into a national issue — and needing to make a decision by the end of January.
So far, 775 refugees have arrived in Minnesota this year, up slightly from 2018, which saw the lowest refugee resettlement numbers in the state in more than a decade.
Neighbors gather, promise to help those traumatized to grieve, cope and heal.
Neighborhood groups presented the money to the businesses Friday.
They hope for a permanent solution allowing them to stay in the U.S.
Krob died of rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that develops in the skeletal muscles.
Trump administration cut yearly refugee admissions from 110,000 to 18,000.
Providers hope to dispel fears causing immigrants to avoid health care.
The church and activists say the having human rights icon's name there "is an affront to our church."
The community of about 1,500 refugees and their children is following the chaos in Syria with a grim sense of familiarity.
Chanting "Change the name!" and "We are not your mascot!" and carrying signs, the group congregated in the Commons park in front of U.S. Bank Stadium after marching from Peavey Park.
As Trump restricts entry, those already settled think something is being lost.
The program estimates that smoking prevalence for Somali American adults in Minnesota is 24%, much higher than that for adults overall.
Amid their studies in Minnesota, their thoughts are with loved ones at home in the Bahamas.
Cultural stigma adds challenge to addressing growing health crisis.
Minnesota groups also are mobilizing to get aid in the hands of those hurting because of the massive storm.
There's no measure of how much diversity is represented among the event's vendors.
Friends and family members described her as passionate about public service in her business positions, volunteer work and the sorority she was a member of for 50 years.
The organization's withdrawal from federal family planning program will have a disproportionate effect in Minnesota, where 90% of Title X patients are served by Planned Parenthood; that figure is 40% nationwide.
Holocaust comparison remains controversial.
The push for inclusion is part of a national effort.
Immigration detention brings jobs, cash to the county. The county board has already moved ahead with a submission for another contract with ICE.
Conversations around racism and who counts as an American are springing up.
Somali-Canadian activist went back to broadcast "the other side of Somalia."
"People are in constant fear" with the raids planned across the country, and immigration advocates work to inform them about their rights.
For Mohamed Daoud and Abdi Warsame, the job is more than joining the St. Paul Fire Department — it is also being at community gathering places to talk about their jobs.
NONFICTION: When a Muslim doctor moved to small-town Minnesota he received a warm welcome. And then Trump was elected, and things changed.
Opponents have argued that including a citizenship question would reduce participation in the 2020 census, leading to a less accurate count.
Business is down in a thriving immigrant hub in Minneapolis and residents are on high alert as President Trump steps up his threat of deportations.
The state has 52,333 people who report Somali ancestry — the largest concentration in America. How they ended up in the Upper Midwest is a combination of available jobs and a generally welcoming populace.
A consular ID is now an acceptable form of identification for vehicle title and registration transactions.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the busiest times of year at Karmel Mall in Minneapolis.
The prohibitions on eating, drinking and taking oral medications during the day can run into conflict with managing health conditions.
A proposal to address disproportionate removal of black children from their homes stalled in the Legislature.
In Mpls. speech, Candace Owens urged an exit from the Democratic Party.
Such refugees face unique threats — but also can make a strong case to stay.
Nelson Pinos, who was originally detained in Minneapolis, thinks his case should be reopened.
Story of Nelson Pinos has drawn national attention.
New arrivals are helping slow, halt or even reverse falling census counts in 15 Minnesota counties.
Waves of African immigrants and refugees over the past few decades have made the question of black identity far more complicated.
Aaron Rhy Broussard, 28, of Hopkins, is accused of buying deadly drugs from suppliers based in China, then selling them in the U.S.
Schools want better information, but some Asian families fear bias.
In recent weeks, the Rev. Francis Tabla saw uncertainty in the eyes of the congregation before him at Ebenezer Community Church. On Sunday, their faces…
Minnesota is home to nearly 16,000 people who were born in Liberia or claim Liberian ancestry. The program was to have expired Sunday, which would have triggered the start of sending Liberians out of the U.S.
From injera to corn husks to venison, Minnesota food shelves are responding to diverse palates and preferences.
Impact of DED elimination will have "enormous negative impact" on care facilities, says HR officer.
The program that has allowed many Liberians to stay in Minnesota expires March 31.
Teachers and librarians say they want students to see themselves in books.
The program that has given them temporary legal status in the U.S. ends March 31.
The program that has given hundreds of people legal status ends March 31.
Roundtable discussion shares stories.
A Medicaid program covers some costs for noncitizens
Feds examining staff's immigration status at Tierra Encantada sites.
The Legislature is considering a task force after the Urban Indian Health Institute ranked Minnesota ninth in the nation for cases of missing and killed indigenous women.
Immigration is "strength of this nation," he tells 40 people taking the oath.
His criticism of al-Shabab could endanger him in his homeland, attorney says.
Migrants from Central America are in the spotlight, but part of a less visible group of people are those who apply after legally arriving in the U.S.
Local MLK events included breakfast with CNN's Don Lemon and an Ordway celebration of women of color in science.
Minnesota took in just 663 refugees last year, the lowest number in more than a decade for a state with a history of accepting several thousand people annually.
In an effort to end health care disparities in Minn., Children's Hospital hires diversity specialist
James Burroughs wants to address Minnesota's health care disparities.
Home buyers in flood areas and those relying on FHA help can't close on their loans. Residents can't consult the IRS on end-of-the-year tax questions. Small businesses can't get federal loans, and the Ag department won't be open to help farmers.
U.S. representative said demands to raise money, lack of influence took a toll later in his career.