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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.

Business Summit to highlight African immigrant opportunities

Business Summit to highlight African immigrant opportunities

Minnesota Africans United will be hosting its first ever summit event on September 5. Minnesota Africans United is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of Africans in…

Minnesota Democratic Party chair meets with African leaders

Minnesota Democratic Party chair meets with African leaders

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (Mshale) – Minnesota’s state Democratic party chair, Ken Martin, held a roundtable discussion on July 26 with a dozen leaders and community organizers from the African immigrant…

Minneapolis Black Business Week highlights lack of diversity in tech industry

Minneapolis Black Business Week highlights lack of diversity in tech industry

Rep. Omar Introduces Congressional App Challenge As part of the opening weekend for the city of Minneapolis’ first Black Business Week, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar led a two-hour panel discussion…

Refugees tell their story during Twin Cities World Refugee Day

Refugees tell their story during Twin Cities World Refugee Day

MINNEAPOLIS (Mshale) – Loring Park was host to the annual Twin Cities World Refugee Day on Sunday. Held each July, the event is a time Minnesota community celebrates its diverse…

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…

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