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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 first black council member, Wynfred Russell, who was born and raised in Liberia. Russell, a former instructor at the University of Minnesota, defeated former council member Bob Mata by garnering a convincing...
New enrollments of international students fell by 6.6 percent at American universities in academic year 2017-18 compared to the year before, marking the second straight year in declines in new enrollments, according to new data from the annual Open Doors survey. New enrollments fell 6.3 percent at the undergraduate level, 5.5 percent at the graduate level and 9.7 percent at the nondegree level from...
Long time educator Camille Davidson is the new president and dean of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, becoming the first Black woman to serve in this role at the institution. She is set to begin her work on July 1, leaving her current role as dean at Southern Illinois University (SIUS) School of Law and replacing Interim president and dean...
Minnesota’s flagship airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International, was presented on Tuesday with the prestigious On-Time Award. The award, presented by leading aviation analytics company Cirium, recognizes airport performance and reliability each year. This marks only the second time a U.S. airport has received this honor, as announced by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC). The first time a U.S. airport scooped the...
The founding father of Tanzania and one of Africa's most iconic figures, former President Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere was honored Sunday with a statue outside the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “The legacy of this remarkable leader encapsulates the essence of Pan Africanism, profound wisdom, and service to Africa,” said Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the...
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has hired a key member of the 2021 Jon Ossoff U.S. Senate runoff campaign in Georgia that gave Democrats control of the U.S. Senate to be her campaign manager, as she readies for a rematch against former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels. Mr. Samuels announced in November that he will run against her again in the...
Rep. Mohamud Noor who represents District 60B in the Minnesota House speaks on the issues the House Human Services Finance Committee that he chairs may work on in 2024. The Minnesota Legislature’s 2024 session convened on Monday.
NAIROBI — Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was set to be a superstar of long-distance running and was a top contender for gold at the Olympics in Paris this year, was killed along with his coach in a car crash in Kenya. Their vehicle was the only one involved in the crash late Sunday and Kiptum was driving when...
Sébastien Haller scored late to lead host nation Ivory Coast to a remarkable Africa Cup of Nations title with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria in the final on Sunday. Haller fired in from close range in the 81st minute to complete the turnaround after Franck Kessié drew the Elephants level in the 62nd. Veteran Ivory Coast midfielder Max Gradel, now 36,...
It will be hosts Ivory Coast versus Nigeria for the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday, February 11. Nigeria beat South Africa in the semi final while Ivory Coast defeated DR Congo. The two will play Sunday at the 60,000 capacity Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan. Kickoff time is 2:00 p.m. American Central Standard Time (CST) just hours before...
February is Black History Month and various institutions in the Twin Cities and around the state are hosting events to celebrate one of America’s oldest organized history celebrations. Here is a non-exhaustive list of free events Mshale staff has put together. You can read more about the origins of Black history Month at this link. Salute to Black inventors STEM Saturday Health...
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Sébastien Haller fired host nation Ivory Coast into an Africa Cup of Nations final against old foe Nigeria with a 1-0 win over Congo on Wednesday. Haller scored when his volley from Max Gradel’s cross bounced before going in under the crossbar in the 65th minute, setting off wild celebrations in the 60,000-capacity Alassane Ouattara Stadium. Haller...
ABUJA, Nigeria — From an electrifying and colorful musical performance at the FIFA World Cup to a new Grammy Awards category, African music genres and talents are reaching audiences and dance floors across the globe in a breakthrough for an industry that has long endured structural challenges. With performances on the world’s biggest stages and record numbers on global music...
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