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Iowa company sold fake Halal meat to Muslims

Iowa company sold fake Halal meat to Muslims

A food supplier falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world for years as meeting strict halal standards, exporting products that weren’t slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law,…

Low American gas prices means pain in Africa

Low American gas prices means pain in Africa

Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants…

Driving While Black App is coming

Driving While Black App is coming

A “Driving While Black” smartphone application is set for release this month, but its developers say motorists should be careful when they use it. “Do not reach for…

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Van Vicker to star in his first Hollywood movie

Van Vicker to star in his first Hollywood movie

Ghanaian celebrated actor, Van Vicker, After many years in the movie industry has finally gotten…

Congo’s Faustin Linyekula and Mozambique’s Panaibra Gabriel Canda to perform at the Walker November 7 and 8

Congo’s Faustin Linyekula and Mozambique’s Panaibra Gabriel Canda to perform at the Walker November 7 and 8

This two-evening program of intimately scaled dance-theater features extraordinary contemporary artists from the African continent…

‘Virunga’ team on the risks of politically-charged filmmaking

‘Virunga’ team on the risks of politically-charged filmmaking

Editor’s note: Virunga opens November 7 on Netflix. When filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel (“Skateistan: To…

East African Voices at The Loft this Friday

The Loft’s Poetry Out Loud program, coordinated by Loft Education Outreach Manager Kathryn Savage, presents…

Salif Keita to Grace Dakota Jazz Club Stage

When Salif Keita stepped on stage as an 18 year old in Mali, West Africa,…

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Influenza (flu): What you need to know

Influenza (flu): What you need to know

Your child has been home from school for three days with a cough, runny nose, and fever. You’ve had to miss work to take care of him and…

Keep your travels healthy

Keep your travels healthy

She meant for her son to get the vaccine but he was finally sleeping. The doctor said it was a special situation because they were traveling to visit…

What you need to know about Ebola

What you need to know about Ebola

Right now, there is an Ebola outbreak occurring in four West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. No one has contracted Ebola disease in the…

Vax4Teens

Vax4Teens

Did you know that younger teens need vaccines, too? As kids get older, the protection from their childhood vaccines begins to wear off. There are also new diseases…

Healthy kids equals healthy minds!

Healthy kids equals healthy minds!

Did you know that vaccines help keep children and teens healthy?  And staying well helps them stay in school!  Healthy students are able to pay better attention and…

Hepatitis B: A serious infection that can be prevented

Hepatitis B: A serious infection that can be prevented

This article focuses on a specific type of hepatitis that is important to know about during pregnancy –Hepatitis B. What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver…

What you need to know about infant immunization

What you need to know about infant immunization

Vaccines are a very important part of protecting your children and yourself from some serious diseases. Anyone who has seen a person die or get very sick from…