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The McKnight Foundation awards recipients for community service

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Gada Roba of Minneapolis, Gino Nelson of Lakeville and Ibrahim Hussein of Owatonna were among six Minnesotans recently honored by The McKnight Foundation for their community service. Named for the late former chair and president, since 1985 the foundation has given out Virginia McKnight Binger Awards in Human Service to 271 individuals, including this year’s recipients. Candidates are nominated confidentially by someone familiar with the individual’s work, and then a six-person committee selects the finalists. More than 70 nominations were received this past spring. “We read every nomination,” admits committee member Jolene Anderson of St. Continue Reading →

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Africans, African Americans must discuss shared history, says African-born pastor

 

 

 

 
By Charles Hallman
Staff Writer

 

 

African Americans and African immigrants are forever linked, says the pastor of St. Philip and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Paul. “A mass movement of Africans from Central Africa to West Africa” in the 16th century eventually caused “a breakdown of the core African values of love, respect…and cohesiveness,” explains Father James Wilson as he spoke during a combined worship service of the congregations of his church and St. Continue Reading →

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