Q&A Esther Agbaje: State Representative 59B

In August, Esther Agbaje ousted an incumbent and won the Democratic primary to represent parts of North Minneapolis and downtown

  • 11/16/2020

WOW: Encouraging East African Women Leaders

Habon Abdulle wanted a change. The Muslim Somali immigrant wanted more East African women in leadership positions around the Twin Cities. “I got tired

  • 10/01/2018

A New Point of View

“The thing I’ll miss the most is seeing the stars at night, because in the city you only see like one

  • 09/01/2018

Dr. Edwige Mubonzi: Mobile doctor

Taking a stand for women and girls in war-torn Africa

  • 06/01/2016

‘African-American history is American history’

“Just from interviewing my own family, I knew African-American culture had been around for generations, but you wouldn’t know it from what we’re taught in our schools.”

  • 07/02/2012

Pan-African women and power

“The full development of women and girls is fundamental to the success and sustainability of any community. If women and girls are weak our communities are weak.”

  • 09/02/2011

Like mother, like daughter

“I want to use my knowledge to make change within the African community.”

  • 03/02/2011

At home here

“Our story can speak to other East African women about possibilities that can exist in spite of the obstacles we faced.”

  • 11/02/2010

Chingwell’s Mutombu’s global village

“I cannot change the world, but I can start with one person, knowing that it will grow. The ripple effects can be huge.”

  • 01/02/2008