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Senator Tina Smith condemns Trump’s “shithole countries” comment and calls him racist

Senator Tina Smith condemns Trump’s “shithole countries” comment and calls him racist

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s newly minted US Senator, Tina Smith, has strongly rebuked president Donald Trump’s reported calling of immigrants from Africa and Haiti coming to the US as…

Council Member Warsame’s former aide, Abdi Salah, takes new position in Mayor Jacob Frey’s office

Council Member Warsame’s former aide, Abdi Salah, takes new position in Mayor Jacob Frey’s office

New Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey was sworn in last week and his office has announced the appointment of Abdi Salah as his Senior Policy Aide. A rising star…

‘Selma’ actor, David Oyelowo, coming to Minneapolis to keynote Annual MLK Breakfast

‘Selma’ actor, David Oyelowo, coming to Minneapolis to keynote Annual MLK Breakfast

David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King Jr. in the acclaimed ‘Selma’ movie, will be in Minneapolis on Monday to deliver the keynote address at the 28th Annual…

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Vieux Farka Touré to play at the Dakota in Minneapolis on Valentines Week

Vieux Farka Touré to play at the Dakota in Minneapolis on Valentines Week

Vieux Farka Touré from Mali, commonly referred by Americans as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: We will warm you up and bring the sunshine from South Africa

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: We will warm you up and bring the sunshine from South Africa

Perennial Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes the stage for a two-night performance at the Ordway in…

Warner Music in deal to stream catalog in East Africa

Warner Music in deal to stream catalog in East Africa

By Everlyne Mosongo of Music in Africa Warner Music Group has signed a licensing deal…

2018 Grammy nominations: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tinariwen and Lost Somali Tapes are in

2018 Grammy nominations: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tinariwen and Lost Somali Tapes are in

South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Mali’s Tinariwen have made a return to the Grammy…

An Evening with Elage Diouf and Cold Specks World Tour enroute to Minneapolis with special guest LA Timpa

An Evening with Elage Diouf and Cold Specks World Tour enroute to Minneapolis with special guest LA Timpa

Senegalese born singer-songwriter and performer Elage Diouf, known for his audience participation shows will bring…

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Adults need vaccines, too!

Adults need vaccines, too!

Influenza, also called flu, makes thousands of Minnesotans sick every year. This can cause them to miss work and school. While most people get better, the flu can…

First annual Minnesota Black Authors expo

First annual Minnesota Black Authors expo

The first ever Minnesota Black Authors expo will be held on Saturday, November 18 2017 in Minneapolis. The organizers say the expo is intended to support the work…

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

The 6th edition of the African Awards Gala is scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Rep. Ilhan Omar who is serving…

Who is to Blame? Understanding the blame game and its effects in Dementia care among African immigrants & refugees

By Tolulope Monisola OLA (PhD) & Richard B. Oni (PhD) Who is to blame for my mother’s or father’s dementia? Whose fault is it? Why the blame game?…

Advertorial: BeautifulLieUglyTruth

Advertorial: BeautifulLieUglyTruth

The following is a paid message by the coalition in Minnesota that is spreading the message about the effects of tobacco and especially menthol cigarettes on minority communities.…

Protecting babies from Hepatitis B infection

Protecting babies from Hepatitis B infection

Having a baby is an exciting time for a family. There are many things to prepare and many new things to learn. It can feel overwhelming, but help…

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…