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Minnesota Africans tackle Ebola

Minnesota Africans tackle Ebola

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Hundreds of local residents gathered at the North Hennepin Community college Saturday evening for an Ebola information session organized by the Minnesota Africans Against…

Brooklyn Park Mayoral race: African-American Caucus endorses Joy Marsh Stephens

Brooklyn Park Mayoral race: African-American Caucus endorses Joy Marsh Stephens

The African American DFL Caucus of Minnesota met at their last meeting to vet two 2014 candidates for endorsement. In addition to answering a series of questions pertaining…

African leading light, Ali Mazrui, dead at 81

African leading light, Ali Mazrui, dead at 81

Renowned scholar, lecturer, school chancellor and “towering intellect” of the 21st century, Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, passed away peacefully at his home in the state of New York where…

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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,…

Miguel to perform at MTV Africa Music Awards

Miguel to perform at MTV Africa Music Awards

MTV Base has revealed that R&B superstar Miguel is to join the star-studded line-up of…

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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…

Is the Twin Cities losing Black professionals due to lacking social scene?

Is the Twin Cities losing Black professionals due to lacking social scene?

Recently on a local sports talk radio station the hosts were lamenting on the poor play of the Timberwolves and began discussing what they called an overall lack…