African immigrants like the rest of America endured a life under the grip of the COVID-19 global pandemic for a second consecutive year. Still, 2021 also had its joyous moments, including African immigrants that took the opportunity to start their own businesses, or in the case of others, enter politics and succeed.
Mshale’s coverage of the second year of the pandemic showed the resilience and creativity with which African immigrants dealt with the challenges and successes of 2021. As we close out 2021, here are the stories that were read the most on Mshale.com.
1.) People of color questioning Covid-19 vaccine aren’t conspiracy theorists, Dr. Fauci, Muslim-American doctors, say
2.) Couple’s new apparel store bringing positive African vibes to Mall of America
3.) The next Minneapolis City Council set to be majority people of color
4.) Minnesota’s Kenyan faith leaders increasing confidence, trust in COVID-19 vaccines
5.) Ordway hires its first Black president and CEO
6.) A soccer training center is the latest African-owned business to open in the Twin Cities
7.) COVID-19 vaccine does not break Ramadan fast, Minnesota Imams say
8.) How Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott’s African upbringing helped him deal with the fallout from police killing of Daunte Wright
9.) Minn. Chief Justice recognizes Nigerian-born attorney for ‘extraordinary commitment to pro bono work’
10.) Annual Nigerian picnic features Afrobeat, jollof rice and vaccines
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