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U.S. immigration to issue redesigned green cards starting May 1

U.S. immigration to issue redesigned green cards starting May 1

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this week that it will begin issuing redesigned Permanent Resident Cards (Green cards) starting May 1, 2017. The move is…

African Union and United Nations sign new partnership framework

African Union and United Nations sign new partnership framework

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today signed a new landmark framework to strengthen partnership between the two organizations…

Alarm bells go off over Census 2020

Alarm bells go off over Census 2020

With the 2020 Census three years out, civil rights groups and census experts are sounding the alarm that pending actions by the Trump administration and Congress could severely…

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Nimco Yasin’s Midnimo residency finale concert is Friday, March 31

Nimco Yasin’s Midnimo residency finale concert is Friday, March 31

London-based Somali artist Nimco Yasin will conclude her Midnimo residency this week with a finale…

International Women’s Day: A Playlist

International Women’s Day: A Playlist

On this International Women’s Day, we honor the immense contributions women from Africa and the…

Salif Keita ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ is coming to Minneapolis

Salif Keita ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ is coming to Minneapolis

Malian superstar Salif Keïta, ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ as music fans affectionately call him…

Dandies Book Launch 2017: Make a Difference, Look Good Doing It

Dandies Book Launch 2017: Make a Difference, Look Good Doing It

Mark your calendars for the annual Dandies Project: a showcase and photo book release featuring…

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars scheduled for Books for Africa benefit concert

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars scheduled for Books for Africa benefit concert

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars will perform live at a Books for Africa benefit concert…

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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…

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…

Adults need vaccines too

Adults need vaccines too

Vaccines are an important part of keeping kids healthy but did you know that adults need vaccines, too? Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, your…

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…