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Bethel is a student journalist at the University of Minnesota and an intern at Mshale.

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 and head…

Thousands welcome Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia to Minnesota

Thousands welcome Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Over 10,000 members of the Ethiopian diaspora from around the US, including Canada, packed Target Center on Monday to hear from Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed,…

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 and outdoors featuring different musicians and genres on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in downtown Minneapolis.…

Black psychologists urged to do their own research

Black psychologists urged to do their own research

Black psychologists have been urged to do their own research to address the dearth of research on the mental health needs of people of color. That was the thrust of…

Minneapolis festival celebrates Somali Independence Day

Minneapolis festival celebrates Somali Independence Day

MINNEAPOLIS – Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday between Blaisdell and Stevens Avenue block of West Lake Street to commence Somalia’s 58th Independence Day. Every year, communities across the world…

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 only is the Cedar Cultural Center bringing back its annual “African Summer” music series which…

Ilhan Omar launches campaign for Congress

Ilhan Omar launches campaign for Congress

MINNEAPOLIS (Mshale) – Minnesota State Representative Ilhan Omar officially launched her campaign for Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District seat last night at the Mixed Blood Theater in Cedar-Riverside. Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District…

Jambo Africa opens second location in Brooklyn Center

Jambo Africa opens second location in Brooklyn Center

Jambo Africa Restaurant has opened a second location about a mile south of its current location on 1601 Freeway Blvd, Brooklyn Center. The new location is the former Oriental Market.…

Business Spotlight: Abdirahman Kahin of Afro Deli

Business Spotlight: Abdirahman Kahin of Afro Deli

In our latest Business Spotlight,  Bethel Gessesse sat down with Abdirahman Kahin, the owner of the thriving Afro Deli to discuss the state of his widely celebrated eateries and future…

African Summer in Minneapolis

African Summer in Minneapolis

The African Summer music series returns to the Twin Cities for a ninth year, celebrating the diversity in music and culture of Africa. The series will consist of three concerts…

Business Spotlight: Goodir Realty

Business Spotlight: Goodir Realty

The National Association of Realtors released its monthly membership report at the end of April and said it has just over 1.2 million members. Of those just over 18,000 are…

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