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Explaining an immigrants’ experience

January 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After nine years, the question is still the same.
“‘What are you doing here?’ That’s where it always starts,” said Reggie Tarr, one of the first refugees from Liberia to settle in Grand Forks in 2003. Continue Reading

Women from Libera, Yemen accept Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize today, calling on repressed women worldwide to rise up against male supremacy.
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African voices, African presence

October 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Immigrants, others organize to ease integration into society here
Coming to Grand Forks from Africa “is like jumping on a moving bus and trying to keep your balance,” said Reginald Tarr, 38, from the West African nation of Liberia. Continue Reading

Liberia opposition cites flaws in poll, pulls out

October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A group of Liberian opposition parties said today they are pulling out of a recent presidential poll and threatened to refuse the results over allegations that election officials are skewing the outcome in favor of the president. Continue Reading

From Liberia to the land of plenty

October 10, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Tim Larmouth shares his tale of coming to America
WORTHINGTON America is a land of plenty, according to Tim Larmouth. He’s been in the United States since 2007 after emigrating from his homeland of Liberia at the age of 37. Continue Reading

Women’s rights activists share Nobel Peace Prize

October 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Africa’s first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize today in recognition of the importance of women’s rights in the spread of global peace. Continue Reading

15 killed in Ivory Coast villages near Liberia

September 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Armed men from Liberia have killed at least 15 people in attacks on villages along the border over the last two days, Ivory Coast’s defense minister said today. Continue Reading