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Election delay in Somalia raises risks of manipulation, United Nations warns

Election delay in Somalia raises risks of manipulation, United Nations warns

A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only…

Books for Africa Children’s Book Walk is September 24 and David, the son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the Grand Marshall

Books for Africa Children’s Book Walk is September 24 and David, the son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the Grand Marshall

David Robinson, son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson will be the grand marshall at Books for Africa’s Children’s Book March taking place tomorrow (Saturday, September 24) starting at…

Meet Brooklyn Park’s new assistant city manager, Wokie Freeman

Meet Brooklyn Park’s new assistant city manager, Wokie Freeman

After leaving her native Liberia as a teenager during the start of the civil war in 1990, Wokie Freeman and her family moved to the city of Brooklyn…

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Diamond Platnumz in top form in Minneapolis

Diamond Platnumz in top form in Minneapolis

By now no one expects African shows put up by African promoters in the Twin…

Bongo flava time in downtown Minneapolis as Diamond concert beckons

Bongo flava time in downtown Minneapolis as Diamond concert beckons

One of Tanzania’s most decorated musicians, Diamond (Nasibu Abdul Juma), takes the stage in downtown…

Urhobo Night in Minnesota with Chief Okpan Arhibo

Urhobo Night in Minnesota with Chief Okpan Arhibo

Minnesotans are in for rare treat this weekend when Okpan Arhibo takes the stage at…

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force Take the Stage at The Cedar

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force Take the Stage at The Cedar

I couldn’t envision Femi Kuti and the Positive Force squashing onto The Cedar’s stage—not all…

Femi Kuti to Perform at The Cedar July 15–Global Roots series

“How can you not care about 49 people killed in a nightclub,” Femi Kuti asks…

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Back to School: Get them ready with vaccinations

Back to School: Get them ready with vaccinations

Have you scheduled a back-to-school doctor visit for your preteen or teen? As kids get older, the protection from some of their childhood vaccines begins to wear off.…

Get free or low-cost vaccines through the UUAV program

Get free or low-cost vaccines through the UUAV program

Aminata Kamara knows how important it is that her children are up-to-date on all of their shots so that they are protected from dangerous diseases. She also knows…

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…

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations

Measles kills 400 children in the world every day. It is very contagious and travels easily from one continent to another. But, there is something you can do…

Immunization and Pregnancy

Immunization and Pregnancy

As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your child healthy. Keeping your child healthy starts before they are born. When you’re pregnant, you take vitamins,…

Are you at risk from serious complications from the flu?

Are you at risk from serious complications from the flu?

If you are living with a long-term health condition like asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease, you take steps every day to stay healthy by taking your medicine,…

Everyone is welcome at Good Grocer, a new kind of food marketplace

Everyone is welcome at Good Grocer, a new kind of food marketplace

The small chartreuse and white building on the corner of East Lake Street and Stevens Avenue might be easy to miss, but what goes on inside might well…