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Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

Ethiopians swept the Boston Marathon today for the first time in the race’s history, toppling the Kenyans who have dominated the race for decades. It was a 1-2-3…

Ambassador Githae of Kenya to keynote Books for Africa luncheon

Ambassador Githae of Kenya to keynote Books for Africa luncheon

Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae of Kenya and that country’s former Minister for Finance will keynote the annual Books for Africa fundraising luncheon in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The luncheon…

Immigrants encouraged to apply for DACA

Immigrants encouraged to apply for DACA

Immigrant rights advocates are encouraging families to get ready for the possible implementation of two programs that could go into effect later this year. Both programs provide beneficiaries…

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Queen of African music set for “Woman of Substance” concert in St. Paul

Queen of African music set for “Woman of Substance” concert in St. Paul

As part of St. Catherine University’s Woman of Substance Series, Angelique Kidjo will  perform at…

Acclaimed Mauritanian Griot, Noura Mint Seymali, coming to Minneapolis on February 19

Acclaimed Mauritanian Griot, Noura Mint Seymali, coming to Minneapolis on February 19

The Twin Cities has finally gotten lucky and will play host to the heir of…

Angelique Kidjo tickets go on sale for Twin Cities concert

Angelique Kidjo tickets go on sale for Twin Cities concert

After a five year hiatus, two-time Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo, will be back in…

Little Africa ignites culture, not just business

Little Africa ignites culture, not just business

The Little Africa initiative, spearheaded by project leader Gene Gelgelu, held its first arts, open…

The Montreal club that brought African music to North America

The Montreal club that brought African music to North America

Club Balattou is tiny. You walk in off St. Laurent, one of Montreal’s main drags,…

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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…

Pneumococcal disease: It can be prevented

Pneumococcal disease: It can be prevented

Last winter Samuel thought he had caught a bad cold, but after two weeks of being sick, his health took a sudden turn for the worse. Samuel, only…

Protect your teens with vaccinations

Protect your teens with vaccinations

Did you know that younger teens need vaccines, too? As kids get older, the protection from some of their childhood vaccines begins to wear off. There are also…