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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…

Minnesota leader travels to Kenya with the mission of educating girls

Minnesota leader travels to Kenya with the mission of educating girls

Like many people, when Dr. Verna Price returned from a 10 day trip to Kenya in early February, she felt changed. “It changes your perspective on everything: how you think,…

Highly anticipated opportunity center opens in Cedar Riverside

Highly anticipated opportunity center opens in Cedar Riverside

After two years in the making, the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center opened this  past Sunday, March 12th, with a ceremony drawing nearly one-hundred people. The center was packed with members…

Trump’s new executive order on immigration: What You Need to Know

Trump’s new executive order on immigration: What You Need to Know

On March 6, 2017, president Trump signed a new executive order on immigration to clarify his previous chaotic one that was successfully blocked by the courts following a suit by…

Ghana’s 60th Independence Dinner in Minnesota is on March 11

Ghana’s 60th Independence Dinner in Minnesota is on March 11

The Ghanaian Association of Minnesota will mark Ghana’s 60th independence with a dinner and dance at the Minnetonka Sheraton on Saturday, March 11. The association said in a release that…