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Wynfred Russell takes oath of office as Brooklyn Park’s first black council member

Wynfred Russell takes oath of office as Brooklyn Park’s first black council member

Dozens of Brooklyn Park residents last evening crammed into city council chambers to witness history being made in Minnesota’s sixth largest city, the swearing in of the city’s…

Ilhan Omar’s powerful speech after being sworn in as US Congresswoman

Ilhan Omar’s powerful speech after being sworn in as US Congresswoman

Ilhan Omar who won Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District in the November midterms was sworn in yesterday to become the first black person born in the African continent to…

Speaker-designate Hortman taps Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor for committee assignments

Speaker-designate Hortman taps Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor for committee assignments

Minnesota legislators are getting ready for the 2019 legislative session referred to as the 2019-20 biennium. In the Minnesota House, the Democrats took control while the Senate, which…

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Angelique Kidjo: I have a feeling of breathing that lifts me up in Minnesota

Angelique Kidjo: I have a feeling of breathing that lifts me up in Minnesota

Like a stone skimming across the surface of the waters, songstress of Benin and Africa,…

Netflix to add African originals

Netflix to add African originals

Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president of international originals has announced that in 2019 the streaming…

Oscars 2019 shortlist has Black Panther

Oscars 2019 shortlist has Black Panther

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced the shortlists for nine…

Nigeria tops Apple’s A-list of African Music for 2018

Nigeria tops Apple’s A-list of African Music for 2018

Apple this week released its first ever A-list of African music. The 49-song list is…

United Nations lists reggae music as ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

United Nations lists reggae music as ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has added reggae to its list of…

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These vaccines are needed by pregnant women

These vaccines are needed by pregnant women

As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your child healthy. Keeping your child healthy starts before they are born by doing things to have a…

Adults with long-term health conditions need vaccines to stay healthy

Adults with long-term health conditions need vaccines to stay healthy

Each year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer from serious illnesses that could have been prevented by vaccines. These diseases can be serious and require you…

Its Flu season, do this

Its Flu season, do this

It’s flu season! There are some simple things you can do to help you and your family stay healthy, like getting your flu vaccine, covering your cough, and…

Free or low cost vaccines through the Minnesota Vaccines for Children

Free or low cost vaccines through the Minnesota Vaccines for Children

Parents with young children have many things happening in their life. They want to do what is best for their child and make sure they stay healthy. However,…

Adults need vaccines, too!

Adults need vaccines, too!

Influenza, also called flu, makes thousands of Minnesotans sick every year. This can cause them to miss work and school. While most people get better, the flu can…

First annual Minnesota Black Authors expo

First annual Minnesota Black Authors expo

The first ever Minnesota Black Authors expo will be held on Saturday, November 18 2017 in Minneapolis. The organizers say the expo is intended to support the work…

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

The 6th edition of the African Awards Gala is scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Rep. Ilhan Omar who is serving…