General Announcements

A triple homicide at a Somali market on Franklin Avenue in Southeast Minneapolis last week shocked the neighbors and local Somali community. Rumors continue to circulate as to the reason for the killings and who was behind them. Over the weekend, two men were arrested in connection with the killings. Both of them were only 17 years old.

The United Somali Movement held a news conference in Minneapolis the morning of July 21, 2009, to address the prior week’s indictment of two Somali men suspected of terrorism. The Movement’s Vice President, Aman Obsiye, revealed a statement on behalf of Somalis living in Minnesota and spoke up against common misconceptions regarding the issue.

Abdirahman Mukhtar is a youth program manager at the Brian Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis. He testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in Washington, D.C. this morning about missing Somali youth who have been recruited to fight in Somalia. He spoke to KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell on the telephone after his testimony.
March 11, 2009

A Somali political delegation is visiting the United States this week to brief leaders in Washington about the situation in their homeland. President Abdirahm Muhammad Farole, who represents the Somali state of Puntland, also traveled to Minnesota.

The Somali Youth and Family Summit will be held Saturday at Augsburg College. Abdi Ali, the founder and Program Director of the Center for Multicultural Mediation and Restorative Justice in Minneapolis, spoke to KFAI’s Paulina Yanez about the event.

12-10-09

With the Thanksgiving holiday, Americans who are economically prosperous give thanks for good fortune, family and sufficient food.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, one of the original Dreamgirls, has a one-woman play entitled ‘Sometimes I Cry’, created to bring HIV/AIDS awareness to the African American community.

Saturday September, 15 marked the beginning of the Sony Take Back Recycling Program, a national recycling program that allows consumers to recycle Sony brand products for free at Waste Management drop

The economic and social welfare systems that made America the most generous nation in the world are currently being challenged. To many Americans, the pillars of the social welfare system instituted by President Franklin Roosevelt are nonexistent.

More than 3.6 million Americans have lost their homes since 2007. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports on whether the government is really tackling the root causes of predatory lending without assistance.
06/02/09

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