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Rosemary Ugboajah receives Multicultural Marketing Achievement Award

Rosemary Ugboajah receives Multicultural Marketing Achievement Award

One of a handful Minnesota women that run their own full service advertising agencies, Rosemary Ugboajah, was honored with the Multicultural Marketing Achievement Award at the 23rd annual Multicultural Marketing…

Carson Brooks is Minneapolis Realtor of the Year

Carson Brooks is Minneapolis Realtor of the Year

Longtime Minneapolis real estate broker, Carson Brooks was presented with the prestigious 2019 Realtor of the Year Award at the recent Minneapolis Area Realtors’ Leadership Installation and Awards. The award…

Mshale Editorial: We applaud the formation of the United Black Caucus in Minnesota

Editor’s note: This editorial first appeared in the March print edition of Mshale. The formation of the United Black Legislative Caucus in Minnesota is long overdue but also comes at…

Mali’s Habib Koite and Bassekou Kouyate to perform in Saint Paul

Mali’s Habib Koite and Bassekou Kouyate to perform in Saint Paul

One of Mali’s most renowned musicians and great guitarists, Habib Koite, makes a return visit to the Twin Cities on March 9, albeit to a venue less familiar with many…

Trump moves closer to banning H-4 visa holders from working

Trump moves closer to banning H-4 visa holders from working

The Trump administration is moving ahead with a move to eliminate work authorization for those on H-4 visas. The H-4 visa is for spouses with a H-1B visa holders. H-1B…

Tundu Lissu of Tanzania speaks at Georgetown University

Tundu Lissu of Tanzania speaks at Georgetown University

Tanzanian opposition leader and chief whip Tundu Lissu appeared at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs to talk about the deteriorating political situation in his country. President John…

Mshale Editorial: The growing influence of Africa-born politicians in Minnesota politics

Editor’s note: This editorial first appeared in the February print edition of Mshale. Last month after the swearing-in into office of a historic number of elected officials born in Africa,…

Mavin Records and Kupanda Holdings announce partnership

Mavin Records and Kupanda Holdings announce partnership

Lagos-based music label, Mavin Records, has joined in a multi million dollar investment partnership to create more opportunities for African music. The new venture will be called Mavin Global, a…

Saint Paul now has an Africa-born councilman

Saint Paul now has an Africa-born councilman

Minnesota’s capital city of Saint Paul now has an African-born person on its city council. That city’s council and mayor appointed Somali-American Kassim Busuri last week to take up a…

Netflix to add African originals

Netflix to add African originals

Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president of international originals has announced that in 2019 the streaming giant will order original series from Africa to add to its international originals list that…

Immigration Court backlog explodes under Trump

Immigration Court backlog explodes under Trump

The Immigration Court backlog continues to rise. As of November 30, 2018, the number of pending cases on the court’s active docket topped eight-hundred thousand (809,041) cases. This is almost…