San Diego’s Somalis Worried About Mental Health Needs

Four members of San Diego's Somali community

By Tarryn Mento Research shows refugees are at a high risk for mental disorders, and some may inadvertently pass those symptoms on to their kids. But because of cultural stigmas and language challenges, they may not be fully addressed. This can delay engagement in the local economy, or worse, result …

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How Somali and Zimbabwe Social Media Revealed Secrets

By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO While we tend to focus on the ugly side of social media – the hate speech, bullying, fake news – a silent but exciting revolution has happened in it. Type “African history” in the Twitter search and Google, and you will be surprised at which offers the …

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Somali Youth Anthology Producers Seek Submissions

The Minnesota Humanities Center, in collaboration with Somali author and educator Marian Hassan, is seeking submissions for a first-of-its-kind Minnesota Somali Youth Anthology. The anthology will be edited by Hassan and will include the authentic, first-hand stories of Minnesota’s Somali youth (ages 10 to 30) around ideas like what it …

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