Voices Magazine VP Appointed by Governor Walz
Mar17

Voices Magazine VP Appointed by Governor Walz

The Council for Minnesota of African Heritage will have three new members, including Wayne Doe, a Liberian-American and Vice President for Operations for Voices Magazine. Governor Tim Walz recently made the new appointments to the council to ensure its full capacity to be represented. As Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, Governor Walz’s priority to highlight diversity and inclusion is a manifestation to empower voices that...

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Ghana Trip 2018
Mar13

Ghana Trip 2018

On the 25th of January 2018, I embarked on a solemn journey of self-discovery, reflection and erudition by visiting my roots and motherland, Ghana. It dawned on me that it has taken almost 10 years since I left, in addition, I do recall leaving Ghana with the goal of advancing my knowledge on race relations, mental health, resiliency and historical trauma. My country of birth almost 10 years ago, and on my return, I came with my boss,...

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L-1A Visa for Managers and Executives
Mar07

L-1A Visa for Managers and Executives

The L-1A nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States.  This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing one. If a foreign national has served as a manager or executive...

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Voices Awards
Feb12

Voices Awards

Voices Awards : The Voices Awards brings together professional African immigrants, African Americans and other community leaders in celebrating community achievers in the categories of Education, Non-Profit, Community Advocacy, Entertainment, and Business. The evening features: awards, a full course dinner, live performances, a fashion show, and the opportunity to network. This is a red carpet/black tie event. As our communities...

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A Traveler’s Chance
May12

A Traveler’s Chance

Maryland Abandoned By Wynfred Russell  Maryland is at the southeastern most tip of Liberia [West Africa]. First established as a colony of the U.S. State of Maryland in 1834 to settle manumitted slaves from that state, it was granted independence as the Republic of Maryland in 1854, and later joined the Republic of Liberia as Maryland County in 1857. Harper, the capital city, is an alluring, small-town that feels like the prize at the...

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Miss Liberia Minnesota
Apr27

Miss Liberia Minnesota

My name is Andrea Mama Paygar- Flangiah, and I am the daughter of Andrew and Wilhelmina Paygar- Flangiah.  I was born in Monrovia Liberia, and came to the United States when I was exactly 23 months old.  My twin sister, Jemima, and I fit somewhere in the middle of the six Paygar-Flangiah children.  Living in the U.S, our parents never let me and my siblings forget that we are Liberian kids.  I am currently a junior at the University...

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