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World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away suddenly this morning…

Minneapolis Mayor delivers State of the City address at a mosque, pledges to keep it a sanctuary city

Minneapolis Mayor delivers State of the City address at a mosque, pledges to keep it a sanctuary city

Mayor Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis held her State of the City address at the Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis, the first time the address has been delivered at a mosque according…

Sharon Sayles Belton bronze bust unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall

Sharon Sayles Belton bronze bust unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall

About 300 people squeezed into the third floor balcony of Minneapolis City Hall on Monday to witness the unveiling of a bronze bust honoring Sharon Sayles Belton, the first woman…

New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief to speak in Minneapolis

New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief to speak in Minneapolis

The New York Times East Africa bureau chief and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for international reporting, Jeffrey Gettleman, will speak at the Minneapolis Central Library on…

Executive Chef Jamal Hashi is back in Minneapolis as Jambo Kitchen opens

Executive Chef Jamal Hashi is back in Minneapolis as Jambo Kitchen opens

I am a writer by discipline, although discipline lately hasn’t been my companion nearly often enough. It’s much too easy to fritter away time surfing and clicking. But I think…

On Law Day, Minnesotans pledge support for rule of law in Africa

On Law Day, Minnesotans pledge support for rule of law in Africa

MINNEAPOLIS – The Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Lorie Skjerven Gildea, joined with former Vice president Walter Mondale and other top judicial officers to offer support to the…

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 part of…

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 on peace…

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 hamper an…

Books For Africa prepares to ship 2.8 million books

Books For Africa prepares to ship 2.8 million books

Recognizes Top Donors in Washington, DC The world’s largest shipper of books to the African continent renewed their commitment to literacy with an event honoring the group’s biggest contributors and…

University of Liberia Research Institute head to speak in Brooklyn Park

University of Liberia Research Institute head to speak in Brooklyn Park

The director of the institutes for research and policy studies at the University of Liberia, Dr. Carl Patrick Burrowes, will speak tomorrow in Brooklyn Park to discuss his new book…