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Senator Franken headed to Ethiopia to discuss plight of the Oromos and Somali refugees

Senator Franken headed to Ethiopia to discuss plight of the Oromos and Somali refugees

United States Senator Al Franken is among a delegation of bi-partisan US senators and congregational members visiting five African countries in a bid to bolster and foster bilateral…

Refugee elders escape Somali strife – now struggle to survive U.S. bureaucracy

Refugee elders escape Somali strife – now struggle to survive U.S. bureaucracy

FORT WAYNE, Ind.- Since arriving in the United States in 2004, Sugow Said, a Somali refugee, has desired to become a U.S. citizen. But the Saids, who fled…

Longtime Twin Cities law firms merge to focus on immigrant and international legal issues

Longtime Twin Cities law firms merge to focus on immigrant and international legal issues

A marriage of two longstanding law firms has taken effect this month. The Transatlantic Law Firm, PLLC, of New Hope and Antolak Law Office of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota…

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A wondrous Seun Kuti rocks the garden

A wondrous Seun Kuti rocks the garden

There was only one general consensus among the crowd that filled the Walker Museum’s lawn…

King Sunny Ade’s Show at The Cedar Cancelled

King Sunny Ade’s Show at The Cedar Cancelled

If you had plans to enjoy King Sunny Ade at The Cedar Cultural Center on…

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to Perform at Rock the Garden June 21st

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to Perform at Rock the Garden June 21st

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 understand how to play to huge crowds. They know how…

Ugandan Born Musician Samite to Headline International Children’s Festival at the Ordway

Ugandan Born Musician Samite to Headline International Children’s Festival at the Ordway

Samite (Sæm ē tay) n. 1.a. World-renowned musician, b. Humanitarian, c. Photographer. 2. Born and raised in…

Despite late late start, Sauti Sol kicks off U.S. tour with a bang

Despite late late start, Sauti Sol kicks off U.S. tour with a bang

Sauti Sol teased radio listeners with a 20 minute interview on KFAI radio Thursday afternoon…

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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…

The Dandies Project makes a colorful splash at Coup d’Etat

The Dandies Project makes a colorful splash at Coup d’Etat

Spring comes in many colors in Minnesota and The Dandies Project latest book launch at Coup d’Etat was truly a spring affair not to be missed. The event…

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.…