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Barway Collins Funeral Postponed to Allow Biological Mother to Attend

Barway Collins Funeral Postponed to Allow Biological Mother to Attend

Community efforts to delay funeral arrangements for 10 year old Barway Collins whose body was found on April 11 in the Mississippi River in Brooklyn Center, weeks after…

East African environmental activist wins major prize

East African environmental activist wins major prize

On Earth Day, Apr. 22, Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido will take the stage in Washington DC to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts to defend her…

First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting Pope

First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting Pope

An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century. In an essay in the British Guardian, David…

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A stylish way to make a difference: Dandies Project 2015 Book Launch

A stylish way to make a difference: Dandies Project 2015 Book Launch

“(dan.dy) a dandy is a gentleman who places particular importance upon physical aesthetics, refined in…

Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela sing freedom in tribute to anti-apartheid freedom fighters

Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela sing freedom in tribute to anti-apartheid freedom fighters

It goes without saying that Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela delivered an outstanding performance as…

Seun Kuti to perform in Minneapolis at Rock the Garden

Seun Kuti to perform in Minneapolis at Rock the Garden

Attention Afrobeat fans: Be ready Thursday March 12 at 11am. Why? That is when Seun…

Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela to ‘Rock the Ordway’

Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela to ‘Rock the Ordway’

While Spring may still seem far off, Rock the Ordway, billed as “22 days of…

Yacub Addy, renowned Ghanaian drummer and composer passes

Yacub Addy, renowned Ghanaian drummer and composer passes

Yacub Addy, drummer, composer and choreographer from the Addy family of drummers, singers and dancers…

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Worried about the cost of shots? The MnVFC program can help

Worried about the cost of shots? The MnVFC program can help

Maria is the mom of a 12-month-old who is due for her next well child check-up with the doctor. Like any other parent, she wants what is best…

African Paradise Restaurant Opens in South Minneapolis

African Paradise Restaurant Opens in South Minneapolis

All week long, tantalizing aromas have been wafting from the doors of African Paradise Restaurant as they’ve rehearsed for their grand opening, Friday, March 20. The freshly painted…

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day

What is TB? TB is a serious disease caused by a bacteria (germ) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is most often found in a person’s lungs, but TB can…

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…

Growing awareness of end-of-life care among Nigerian immigrants

Growing awareness of end-of-life care among Nigerian immigrants

For Nigerian Americans, opting for all possible medical treatments for the ailing parents is normal. “This thinking represents the family caring and the filial duty in our culture.…

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…