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New immigration rules could bar international students for 10 years

New immigration rules could bar international students for 10 years

New immigration rules effective August 9 could have serious consequences for students on F-1 visas, the most common visa among international students. The United States Citizenship and Immigration…

Ilhan Omar wins Democratic primary for US Congress

Ilhan Omar wins Democratic primary for US Congress

“We are going to Washington,” State Rep. Ilhan Omar shouted at Safari Restaurant as she joined supporters to celebrate her victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday making…

Culture and tradition abound in Brooklyn Park for IgboFest 2018

Culture and tradition abound in Brooklyn Park for IgboFest 2018

Afrobeat and Afropop music blared from speakers on a decorated stage, aromatic scents of plantain and spices, clothing vendors and community nonprofits, Igbo women in long patterned dresses…

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No magic at Yemi Alade concert in Minneapolis

No magic at Yemi Alade concert in Minneapolis

The much-anticipated concert by Nigerian pop sensation, Yemi Alade, left a bitter taste in the…

Sommerfest 2018 celebrates Mandela Centenary with Music for Mandela

Sommerfest 2018 celebrates Mandela Centenary with Music for Mandela

The Minnesota Orchestra celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday with a ‘Day of Music’ both indoors…

A bonanza of African music in Minnesota this summer

A bonanza of African music in Minnesota this summer

Fans of African music in the Twin Cities have reason to celebrate this summer. Not…

World mourns Nigerian reggae legend Ras Kimono

World mourns Nigerian reggae legend Ras Kimono

Acclaimed reggae star Ras Kimono will be remembered for his contribution to the elevation of…

FLEE No. 1 goes deep with Kenyan Benga

FLEE No. 1 goes deep with Kenyan Benga

Leave it to three young European scholars to upend “world music” marketing conventions and create…

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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…

Who is to Blame? Understanding the blame game and its effects in Dementia care among African immigrants & refugees

By Tolulope Monisola OLA (PhD) & Richard B. Oni (PhD) Who is to blame for my mother’s or father’s dementia? Whose fault is it? Why the blame game?…

Advertorial: BeautifulLieUglyTruth

Advertorial: BeautifulLieUglyTruth

The following is a paid message by the coalition in Minnesota that is spreading the message about the effects of tobacco and especially menthol cigarettes on minority communities.…

Protecting babies from Hepatitis B infection

Protecting babies from Hepatitis B infection

Having a baby is an exciting time for a family. There are many things to prepare and many new things to learn. It can feel overwhelming, but help…