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Bethel is a general assignment reporter and photojournalist at Mshale.

African Day Parade debuts at Little Africa Festival

African Day Parade debuts at Little Africa Festival

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Mshale) – The annual Little Africa Festival returned this past weekend, expanding the celebration into a two-day event. It is organized by African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS),…

African-owned Uplifted Care Services joins as sponsor of the African Awards

African-owned Uplifted Care Services joins as sponsor of the African Awards

Uplifted Care Services, a home healthcare agency based in Brooklyn Park, announced its sponsorship of the African Awards at the Silver Level on Thursday, making the company the first US…

Khadija Ali named to Minneapolis Foundation board of trustees

Khadija Ali named to Minneapolis Foundation board of trustees

The Minneapolis Foundation recently announced the appointment of Khadija Ali, DeAndre Cunningham, and Michael Rodriguez to their board of trustees. The three will serve four year terms. The foundation is…

Halima Aden makes Sports Illustrated history as she makes cover in a burkini

Halima Aden makes Sports Illustrated history as she makes cover in a burkini

Somali-American model, Halima Aden, will be featured in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition wearing a hijab and burkini, becoming the first model in SI history to do so. The…

First Lady of Twin Cities Afro-pop to perform at annual African Professionals Meet and Greet

First Lady of Twin Cities Afro-pop to perform at annual African Professionals Meet and Greet

If you have not yet had a chance to catch the Twin Cities First Lady of Afro-pop, Carolyne Naomi, live you can do so at a happy hour during a…

Hamse Warfa appointed assistant commissioner at Minnesota DEED

Hamse Warfa appointed assistant commissioner at Minnesota DEED

Somali-American entrepreneur, Hamse Warfa, was named the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) Assistant Commissioner for Economic Opportunity on March 22nd. The appointment makes him the highest ranking African…

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…

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