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Cynthia is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. She has interned at Mshale and Voice of America and previously worked at the Minnesota Daily. She recently returned from Seoul, South Korea where she was an English educator.

US Kenyans bringing Toyoyo Experience to Minnesota during July 4 weekend

US Kenyans bringing Toyoyo Experience to Minnesota during July 4 weekend

As summer officially begins, the African community in Minnesota has a whirlwind of events and celebrations lined up. First up, is a tournament encompassing the world’s most celebrated sport. The…

Somalia’s foreign minister says diaspora playing key role in rebuilding country

Somalia’s foreign minister says diaspora playing key role in rebuilding country

MINNEAPOLIS (Mshale) – Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed Isse Awad, spoke Monday at a Global Minnesota event about his country’s emergence from years of civil war…

Music, barbecue mark Kenya’s Madaraka Day in Minnesota

Music, barbecue mark Kenya’s Madaraka Day in Minnesota

  The sound of Afrobeat music could be heard against a backdrop of dancing men and women, in between the movements, small group conversations in Swahili and English took place…

Minnesota Legislature elects Mike Kenyanya to U of M Board of Regents

Minnesota Legislature elects Mike Kenyanya to U of M Board of Regents

Newly elected regent Mike Kenyanya has a lot to look forward to. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, Kenyanya has been awarded one of Minnesota’s highest seats in public education.…

Rwandan genocide survivor Denise Uwimana to speak in Minneapolis

Rwandan genocide survivor Denise Uwimana to speak in Minneapolis

In 1994 over the span of one hundred days nearly one million members of the Tutsi minority group lost their lives to genocide in Rwanda. Denise Uwimana-Reinhardt along with her…

Rep. Ilhan Omar leads community leaders in denouncing Trump executive order on immigration

Rep. Ilhan Omar leads community leaders in denouncing Trump executive order on immigration

Less than a week into his presidency Donald Trump has signed a whirlwind of executive actions, the latest of which is a ban that targets Muslim majority countries in the…

Elevator to justice is broken, Martin Luther King Day celebrants are told

Elevator to justice is broken, Martin Luther King Day celebrants are told

Minnesota students and legislators held a mile-long demonstration from the State Capitol to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to mark the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. As…

Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota holds Year End Celebration

Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota holds Year End Celebration

The Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota (CSCM) held its end of year celebration last month to highlight the achievements of the organization for the year. Founded in 1994 the…

Meet Brooklyn Park’s new assistant city manager, Wokie Freeman

Meet Brooklyn Park’s new assistant city manager, Wokie Freeman

After leaving her native Liberia as a teenager during the start of the civil war in 1990, Wokie Freeman and her family moved to the city of Brooklyn Park in…

Kenyan-American stabbing victim fundraiser is Saturday September 3

Kenyan-American stabbing victim fundraiser is Saturday September 3

  Friends and family gathered Wednesday for a visitation and viewing of the body of 21-year old Sean Maina who was stabbed in Dinkytown, a college neighborhood by the University…