Monthly Archives: May 2006
"I think it's more beneficial to be embraced by the audience of the Walker ( Art Center ) than it is to hang on the walls of the Walker," said photographer, Bill Cottman, responding to the idea of whether or not he'd like to see Africa , Daily Life art exhibit presented at a mainstream gallery. Competent and resourceful, multimedia artist, Mimi Girma adds, "I think the Walker would be lucky to have this exhibit in their gallery."
Yumna McCann sat at home, missing her mother dearly. She wanted a taste of her mother’s cooking. She wanted something different than the American food she was trying to get accustomed to.
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has announced its latest edition of Global Lens: Films from the Global Film Initiative.
On June 30th, T&J Entertainment in conjunction with Kilimanjaro Entertainment will host Minnesota’s first Miss Africa beauty pageant at the Minneapolis Convention Centre.
To hear Kenneth Wollack tell it, the is doing itself a disservice by not spending enough to spread democracy especially in Africa . The demand for assistance by civil society in Africa “far outstrips the resources the has allocated for such undertakings,” he said.
Pastor Bill Heib, from Riverside Ministry Center in Somerset, Wisconsin says that the daughters of these Kenyan women are born with three strikes against them. "They're born girls, they're born poor, and they're parentless."
After one small store of 500 square feet, Edoh Akakpo has quickly become a major player in the African grocery store business in the Twin Cities. The jovial Mr. Akakpo, the owner of the African Market on Nicollet avenue, five blocks from the southern tip of downtown Minneapolis recently opened a second store in Brooklyn Park, the northwest suburb with a large concentration of the African immigrant middle class.