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Bethel is a general assignment reporter and photojournalist at Mshale.

Nelima Sitati and Abdirahman Muse are finalists for Metropolitan Council appointments

Nelima Sitati and Abdirahman Muse are finalists for Metropolitan Council appointments

A Kenyan-American and Somali-American are among the 79 finalists selected to serve in the powerful Metropolitan Council, the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the…

Wynfred Russell takes oath of office as Brooklyn Park’s first black council member

Wynfred Russell takes oath of office as Brooklyn Park’s first black council member

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…

Speaker-designate Hortman taps Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor for committee assignments

Speaker-designate Hortman taps Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor for committee assignments

Minnesota legislators are getting ready for the 2019 legislative session referred to as the 2019-20 biennium. In the Minnesota House, the Democrats took control while the Senate, which was not…

A Glittering African Awards Gala Honors and Celebrates Community

A Glittering African Awards Gala Honors and Celebrates Community

MINNEAPOLIS – The African Awards, organized annually by Mshale Newspaper, held its glittering seventh African Awards Gala on Saturday, October 13 at the World Headquarters of Target Corporation in Minneapolis.…

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…

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