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Kenyan Writer Khadija Abdalla Bajaber on winning the Graywolf Press Africa Prize

Kenyan Writer Khadija Abdalla Bajaber on winning the Graywolf Press Africa Prize

Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, a Mombasa based Kenyan writer, has been selected as the first winner of the Graywolf Press Africa Prize. The award is for a first novel…

US dentists bring free dental camp to Kampala

US dentists bring free dental camp to Kampala

An annual dental visit is recommended for children. Unfortunately, this is not possible in a country where dental and oral care is highly priced. Majority wait to see…

Winnie Mandela, South Africa’s “Mother of the Nation” dies at 81

Winnie Mandela, South Africa’s “Mother of the Nation” dies at 81

She was known in South Africa as the ‘Mother of the Nation’ . She spent the majority of her life campaigning against apartheid – the violent white rule…

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Abdullah Ibrahim takes stage at the Dakota Monday, April 16th

Abdullah Ibrahim takes stage at the Dakota Monday, April 16th

He spent the first two full minutes of our 13 minute interview laughing at the…

Spotify lands in Africa, South Africa to be exact

Spotify lands in Africa, South Africa to be exact

The music streaming company Spotify has launched in South Africa, its first entry into Africa.…

Focus on Mandela at upcoming Sommerfest 2018

Focus on Mandela at upcoming Sommerfest 2018

The Minnesota Orchestra will have Nelson Mandela as a focus in this year’s Sommerfest festival.…

Dandies to benefit north Minneapolis sewing collective

Dandies to benefit north Minneapolis sewing collective

The annual Dandies Project book release party is fast approaching and will be held in…

Hugh Masekela, musician and anti-apartheid freedom fighter, dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, musician and anti-apartheid freedom fighter, dies at 78

Hugh Masekela of South Africa, a celebrated musician famously known for his mastery of the…

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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…

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations

Measles kills 400 children in the world every day. It is very contagious and travels easily from one continent to another. But, there is something you can do…