|Written by:||Meshack Masibo|
In November 2004, Illinois delivered 70 percent of its votes to Obama (versus Keyes’ 27 percent), sending him to Washington as only the third African American elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. This two instances created a huge frenzy that seemed to fizzle out until this year’s midterm elections when newly elected Somali Born congresswoman Ilhan Omar has caused quite a stir with her election into the American Congress.
Born in Somalia, Ilhan and her family fled the country’s civil war when she was eight-years-old. They lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before coming to the United States, eventually settling in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis in 1997.
Ilhan’s interest in politics began ……Subscribe to Readmore………