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Hugh Masekela, musician and anti-apartheid freedom fighter, dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, musician and anti-apartheid freedom fighter, dies at 78

Hugh Masekela of South Africa, a celebrated musician famously known for his mastery of the trumpet and also an anti-apartheid fighter, died on Tuesday, January 23 in Johannesburg not far…

2017 Twin Cities Youth of the Year, Anaa Jibicho, heading to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

2017 Twin Cities Youth of the Year, Anaa Jibicho, heading to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

Comcast last week awarded Anaa Jibicho, a 17-year-old junior at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul and a Boys & Girls Club member for 8 years, two tickets to…

Vieux Farka Touré to play at the Dakota in Minneapolis on Valentines Week

Vieux Farka Touré to play at the Dakota in Minneapolis on Valentines Week

Vieux Farka Touré from Mali, commonly referred by Americans as “The Hendrix of the Sahara” will bring his vibrant sound to Minneapolis on February 17 at the Dakota for one…

Warner Music in deal to stream catalog in East Africa

Warner Music in deal to stream catalog in East Africa

By Everlyne Mosongo of Music in Africa Warner Music Group has signed a licensing deal with Mdundo, one of Africa’s leading music service apps, to stream its catalog in Kenya,…

US passports now identify child sex offenders

US passports now identify child sex offenders

As of October 31, 2017, US passports now have markers to identify registered sex offenders. On February 08, 2016, President Obama signed into law H.R. 515, the “International Megan’s Law…

2018 Grammy nominations: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tinariwen and Lost Somali Tapes are in

2018 Grammy nominations: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tinariwen and Lost Somali Tapes are in

South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Mali’s Tinariwen have made a return to the Grammy nomination list. Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday and both have been nominated in the…

Christian Academy of African Physicians launched in Kentucky to focus on Christian primary care in Africa

Christian Academy of African Physicians launched in Kentucky to focus on Christian primary care in Africa

An inaugural meeting of the newly established Christian Academy of African Physicians (CAAP) was held in Louisville, Kentucky on November 9-11. The group will develop medical and spiritual curricula and…

First annual Minnesota Black Authors expo

First annual Minnesota Black Authors expo

The first ever Minnesota Black Authors expo will be held on Saturday, November 18 2017 in Minneapolis. The organizers say the expo is intended to support the work of black…

An Evening with Elage Diouf and Cold Specks World Tour enroute to Minneapolis with special guest LA Timpa

An Evening with Elage Diouf and Cold Specks World Tour enroute to Minneapolis with special guest LA Timpa

Senegalese born singer-songwriter and performer Elage Diouf, known for his audience participation shows will bring his music to the Cedar in Minneapolis on Monday, November 20. Advance tickets are $15…

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

The 6th edition of the African Awards Gala is scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Rep. Ilhan Omar who is serving her first…

Advertorial: BeautifulLieUglyTruth

Advertorial: BeautifulLieUglyTruth

The following is a paid message by the coalition in Minnesota that is spreading the message about the effects of tobacco and especially menthol cigarettes on minority communities.…