African American Voices

“When I came back to America, I became more confident in who I was.”

My mom and dad are both from Somalia, and they came to the United States with their families when they were really young. They were fleeing the civil war in Somalia. Photos by Kara Counard “For the first 14 years of my life, I lived in Minnesota. In Minneapolis there’s a huge Somali population, but …

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“I see myself as someone who knows both cultures—American and Somali.”

I grew up in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalis have a very close culture, we take care of each other. If someone doesn’t have a car, you take them to work. If someone is not making enough money, we help them with the rent by chipping in. If something tragic happens, like someone becomes sick or gets …

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“We get to meditate.”

https://vimeo.com/259406120 Haywood, (former Badger Football player… and Dallas Cowboys player) is a fitness and mindfulness coach. Listen as he shares his story of teaching meditation to seniors in Madison, Wisconsin, and the magic they uncover when they ignite their imaginations. Share This Post Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on email …

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