Tag Archives: Somali Refugees

Crawford High Pilots Halal School Lunches

Crawford High School in City Heights has been piloting a new lunch menu to reach out to its Muslim students. Once a week, students can pick up a special halal meal. | Video Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Walk … Continue reading

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Death Of Al-Shabab Leader Is ‘Great News’ for City Heights Somalis

By Megan Burks The Pentagon confirmed Friday the death of Somali militant leader Ahmed Godane in a Monday air attack. Local Somalis say they’re are glad to learn of the blow against al-Shabab. All week conversations in City Heights coffee … Continue reading

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The Bahati Mamas: ‘Lucky to Be Back On the Land’

The Bahati Mamas farm on land at the Tierra Miguel Farm in Pauma Valley and in community gardens throughout City Heights. The Somali refugee farmers are trying to forge a career path and foster a love of the land in … Continue reading

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For Amina Sheik Mohamed, Women’s Health is First

2013 Women’s History Month honoree, Amina Sheik Mohamed | Photo Credit: Jim Spadoni By Monica Medina The following article appeared on the new KPBS blog, Hey Neighbor! Written by KPBS Director of Diversity and Engagement Monica Medina, Hey Neighbor! explores … Continue reading

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San Diego’s Somali Population: Explained

Habibo, a Somali refugee, writes: “The first day I came to U.S.A. was hard for me. Leave my sister in Kenya. My friends. Airplane. Leaving them forever. Excited We came in San Diego and I was scared. The first day … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: President to Unveil Immigration Reform Plan Tuesday

By Megan Burks President Obama to Unveil Immigration Reform Plan As President Barack Obama starts his second term, the nation is talking about immigration reform. In his State of the Nation address, Obama said comprehensive immigration reform would be a … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Treating Uninsured Immigrants After Healthcare Reform

By Megan Burks Treating Uninsured Immigrants After Healthcare Reform The Affrodable Care Act will not extend public health insurance to undocumented immigrants or legal residents who have lived in the United States for less than five years. Such individuals also … Continue reading

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SDSU Greeks Encourage Somali Children To Pursue Higher Education

By Dwane Brown It was a day of service for fraternity and sorority members from San Diego State University. This year’s beneficiary is a charter school — that primarily serves the Somalian community. It brought a record number of SDSU … Continue reading

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Film on Vanishing Boys Helps Somali Community Come Together

By Megan Burks Members of the Somali community came together last night for a screening of “Broken Dreams,” a film by Fathia Absie about a group of Somali youths who left Minneapolis in 2008 to fight alongside al-Shabab in Somalia. … Continue reading

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