New American Sports and Heritage: Empowering Youth through Sports and Culture in Ohio

New American Sports and Heritage: Empowering Youth through Sports and Culture in Ohio

Columbus, OH – The New American Sports and Heritage organization is making significant strides in empowering youth through a unique blend of sports tournaments and cultural programs aimed at new American communities, particularly the Somali community in Ohio. Founded by Abdi Hassan Miir, a respected leader in the Somali community, the organization has become a beacon of hope and positivity in an environment increasingly plagued by gun violence and drug addiction.In recent years, the Somali community in Ohio has faced growing challenges. Incidents of gun violence and drug addiction have seen a troubling rise, creating an urgent need for positive…
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Financial Literacy for Somali Americans

Financial Literacy for Somali Americans

Financial Literacy for Somali Americans: Building a Stronger Financial FutureFinancial literacy is a crucial skill that empowers individuals to make informed decisions about managing their money, achieving their financial goals, and securing their financial future. For Somali Americans, understanding financial concepts and practices can be particularly beneficial in navigating the complexities of the U.S. financial system. Here are some key areas of financial literacy and tips to help Somali Americans build a stronger financial foundation. Understanding Financial Basics 1. Budgeting Track Your Income and Expenses: Keep a record of all your sources of income and your monthly expenses. This will…
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The Autism Crisis in the Somali Community in Minnesota and Ohio

The Autism Crisis in the Somali Community in Minnesota and Ohio

The Autism Crisis in the Somali Community in Minnesota and OhioAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has emerged as a significant concern within the Somali communities in Minnesota and Ohio. This crisis has drawn attention to the unique challenges faced by Somali families as they navigate the complexities of autism diagnosis, treatment, and support within the broader American healthcare system. Prevalence and Impact In Minnesota, particularly in the Twin Cities area, studies have shown that Somali children are disproportionately affected by autism compared to their non-Somali peers. A 2013 study by the University of Minnesota found that Somali children were nearly twice…
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Mohamed Hussein: Revolutionizing Trucking Management with RELSOFT TiMSIn the bustling city of Columbus, Ohio

Mohamed Hussein: Revolutionizing Trucking Management with RELSOFT TiMSIn the bustling city of Columbus, Ohio

Mohamed Hussein: Revolutionizing Trucking Management with RELSOFT TiMSIn the bustling city of Columbus, Ohio, Engineer Mohamed Hussein has not only established himself as a visionary Somali entrepreneur but also as a trailblazer in software development, particularly within the trucking industry. His fervent dedication to technology and problem- solving has led to the creation of groundbreaking solutions tailored to address the unique needs of truckers and trucking companies.At the core of Hussein's entrepreneurial journey lies RELSOFT TiMS GLANCER, a revolutionary trucking industry management system developed by his company, Relsoft Technology Solutions. This comprehensive software solution caters to the critical aspects of…
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Meet Ubah Ali: The Twin Cities’ First Somali-American TV Reporter

Meet Ubah Ali: The Twin Cities’ First Somali-American TV Reporter

Meet Ubah Ali: The Twin Cities' First Somali-American TV ReporterMinnesota, home to the largest Somali population outside of Somalia, celebrates a milestone with Ubah Ali becoming the first Somali-American TV reporter in the Twin Cities. Ali has joined WCCO-TV, marking a significant step for representation in local media. Born in Somalia and raised in Rochester, Minnesota, Ali's journey to journalism began with a curiosity and passion for storytelling. Despite initial skepticism from her family about pursuing a career in a field with little representation, Ali was determined to follow her dream. After attending St. Cloud State University, she honed her…
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Safiya Tusmo: Embracing Resilience and Community in Columbus, OhioIn the heart of Columbus, Ohio

Safiya Tusmo: Embracing Resilience and Community in Columbus, OhioIn the heart of Columbus, Ohio

Safiya Tusmo: Embracing Resilience and Community in Columbus, OhioIn the heart of Columbus, Ohio, Safiya Tusmo emerges as a symbol of unwavering strength, resilience, and artistic brilliance. A Somali singer, community activist, and poet, Safiya's narrative echoes the triumphs of a single mother raising seven children, one of whom faces the challenges of disability."Today we have voters and a sizable population that creates a difference," Safiya Tusmo reflects on her transformative journey from Somalia to the welcoming embrace of Columbus, Ohio. A refugee fleeing the horrors of war, Safiya encountered the harsh reality of language barriers and the struggle to…
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Captain Ali Omargows AKA Pilot Jeex: A Trailblazing Somali American Pilot and Role Model

Captain Ali Omargows AKA Pilot Jeex: A Trailblazing Somali American Pilot and Role Model

In the skies and across social media platforms, Captain Ali Omargows stands tall as a trailblazer, inspiring countless Somali Americans and beyond. Having arrived in the US as a refugee and growing up in Columbus, Captain Ali has carved an illustrious path in the aviation industry, emerging not only as a successful pilot but also as a beacon of representation and inspiration for many.Before assuming the captain's seat, Captain Ali Omargows, also known as Pilot Jeex, had a previous career as a law enforcement investigator. His transition from law enforcement to soaring the skies illustrates his multifaceted journey towards becoming…
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Somali community’s mental health focus of House bill

Somali community’s mental health focus of House bill

By Miranda Bryant Omar Nur, executive director of the Somali American Social Service Association, testifies before the House Human Services Policy Committee regarding HF3098. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Kim Hicks, left. (Photo by Michele Jokinen)Omar Nur, executive director of the Somali American Social Service Association, testifies before the House Human Services Policy Committee regarding HF3098. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Kim Hicks, left. (Photo by Michele Jokinen)Mental health education and support could be coming for some Somali students and their mothers in Rochester. Sponsored by Rep. Kim Hicks (DFL-Rochester), HF3098, as amended, would fund $900,000 in both…
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