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Anna Otieno is a Special Correspondent for Mshale and reports on Faith, Politics, Health, Entertainment, and more. She enjoys various areas of media from print and television to research and analysis. She has a BA in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and an MA in Media Studies, Communication, both from Stanford University. She is also the founder and director of The Akinyi Foundation, an organization that focuses on humanitarian action by tying individual and group volunteers to domestic and international areas of need. Anna strives to disclose the most unique perspectives in life by utilizing the most creative styles. She’s always in search of answers…“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.” - e.e. cummings

Barack Obama’s Inauguration – “A Moment of Change”

Editor's Note: This article, while dated, appeared in Mshale's inauguration print edition.

“On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”…

African Diaspora for Obama

African Diaspora for Obama

You’ve heard it before and it will be said again: we are witnessing history in the making. The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election is right around the corner and the Democratic…

Blacks Without Borders

Blacks  Without  Borders

Many African Americans are moving from America to Africa. A documentary by Stafford U. Bailey chronicles the lives of  12 African Americans who are living successfully in South Africa.

Mshale Recognizes Members of the African Community

Mshale Recognizes Members of the African Community

The First Annual Mshale Newspaper Community Awards are right around the corner and this is an event that you don’t want to miss!

Juneteenth Shades of Diversity Event Comes to Town Again

Last year Andre Sims of MN Inside Out organized the 1st Annual Juneteenth Shades of Diversity event at the 601 Graves Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. This year he and his team say…

Singer Amie Dibba: Gambian ‘People’s Choice’

Singer Amie Dibba: Gambian ‘People’s Choice’

On Amie Dibba's last trip to her home country of The Gambia she stumbled across a familiar land and a familiar tune. Dibba frequently heard the polyphonic version of her…

Runway Africa Showcases Beauty,Talent of Motherland

Runway Africa Showcases Beauty,Talent of Motherland

Magenta, yellow, coral, gold, kente, stripes, peacock, mesh, cheetah, red, black and green. Rarely have I witnessed this myriad of colors and prints in the same place at the same…

Lynx Win to End Losing Streak

Lynx Win to End Losing Streak

On Friday July 27th the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 and ended their 10-game losing streak. It was an intense and memorable game for many Lynx fans.…

Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus to Target the Underrepresented

Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus to Target the Underrepresented

Minnesota will soon see a change in political involvement and leadership in communities of color. The Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus, which has been around since 1971, has made a commitment…

Mshale Night with the Minnesota Lynx

Mshale Night with the Minnesota Lynx

“We would like the African community to come out. It’s a major push.” Aneisha Johnson, Group Sales Representative for the Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves explains the goal of Mshale Night…

“Crossroads” KSTC-TV Channel 45

“Crossroads” KSTC-TV Channel 45

Crossroads is a weekly program that highlights the issues in the minority community – whether they are good or bad.” Sheletta Brundidge, host, comedienne, and 5 Eyewitness News…

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