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Tiffany Haddish is officially an Eritrean citizen

Tiffany Haddish is officially an Eritrean citizen

American actress Tiffany Haddish, who has always taken pride in her Eritrean roots, this week officially gained citizenship of her father’s birthplace. Her father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, moved to the…

Photos by Mshale photojournalist to feature at Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl

Photos by Mshale photojournalist to feature at Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl

Mshale photojournalist, Bethel Gessesse, will be exhibiting and selling her photos at this weekend’s Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis. Art-A-Whirl is dubbed as the largest open studio tour in the country,…

African films at 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

African films at 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

Starting tomorrow (April 13) is the last day to catch some of the African films showing at the 38th annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. The festival, which started last…

Habitat for Humanity develops new mortgage program for first-time homebuyers

Habitat for Humanity develops new mortgage program for first-time homebuyers

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, which has a mission of eliminating poverty housing, has developed a new program to help first-time homebuyers who have faced barriers to buying a home…

Lupita Nyong’o unveils cover of Sulwe

Lupita Nyong’o unveils cover of Sulwe

Lupita Nyong’o on Monday unveiled the cover of her first children’s book called Sulwe. Nyong’o announced last year that she will be writing the book and Monday on instagram announced…

Mshale Editorial: Minnesota legislators need to pass Driver’s Licenses for All

Mshale Editorial: Minnesota legislators need to pass Driver’s Licenses for All

Minnesota had Driver’s Licenses for All until 2003. That changed when anti-immigrant politicians ordered an end to licenses for undocumented immigrants. Before 2003, every Minnesota resident could take driver’s education…

Trump extends DED for Liberians another year

Trump extends DED for Liberians another year

President Trump on Thursday reversed himself on the issue of termination of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians and said “it is in the foreign policy interest of the United…

Lupita Nyong’o confirms ‘Americanah’ film adaptation is happening soon

Lupita Nyong’o confirms ‘Americanah’ film adaptation is happening soon

Lupita Nyong’o, who purchased the film rights to Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ in 2014, has confirmed to Vogue that fans can expect the film adaptation to happen soon. Nyong’o has been…

If in America: How to help Cyclone Idai victims in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

If in America: How to help Cyclone Idai victims in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday the death toll from Cyclone Idai could surpass 1,000 in his country alone. 90 percent of Beira, which is the fourth largest city…

Meet the artists of Afropop South by Southwest showcase

Meet the artists of Afropop South by Southwest showcase

On Friday, March 15, at the Palm Door in Austin, TX, Afropop is hosting its first ever South by Southwest showcase, presenting six artists from across the African continent. If…

Habib Koite will perform in St. Paul on March 9 but not with Bassekou Kouyate

Habib Koite will perform in St. Paul on March 9 but not with Bassekou Kouyate

Bassekou Kouyate and his musicians were scheduled to join Habib Koite for two shows at the Vieux Carrè in Saint Paul on March 9 but Kouyate and his group have…

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