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Nelima is the founder of MinneAfrica, an online community where Africans and friends of Africans in Minnesota connect, reconnect and stay connected.

Vusi Mahlasela Sings Love, Advocates for Forgiveness and Teaches History

Vusi Mahlasela Sings Love, Advocates for Forgiveness and Teaches History

On stage at the Ordway South African vocalist and self-taught guitarist, Vusi Mahlasela, was flanked by two bass guitarists who doubled up as back up singers and a drummer. The…

Community Organizers Lay Foundation for Collaborations

Leaders from about 20 organizations convened at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) to engage in a conversation on the needs of the African community in Minnesota and…

Minneapolis Mosque Opens Its Doors to the Community

Minneapolis Mosque Opens Its Doors to the Community

Minneapolis, Mn-Neighbors and friends; reporters, local politicians and law enforcement streamed through the doors of Abubakar As-Sadique Mosque to interact with the Somali Community. The response to an open house…

Somali, Muslim Leaders Denounce Accusations Against Islamic Center

Somali, Muslim Leaders Denounce Accusations Against Islamic Center

Minneapolis, Mn--Leaders of the Somali and Muslim communities came out in a united front to address what they called “the inaccurate and unfair portrayal of our mosques and Imams”.

Mid…

“Don’t Hate, Inaugurate!”

 Editor's Note: This article, while dated, appeared in Mshale's inauguration print edition.

Washington, DC– ‘Obama-mania’ and ‘Obama-phoria’ easily describe the atmosphere in Washington DC during the week of President Barack Obama’s…

At Last a Curator for the African Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

At Last a Curator for the African Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

On June 9th Dr. Jan-Lodewjik Grootears started working for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) as the curator of its African, Oceanic, and Native American Art (AONA) department.

Another harsh Twin Cities Marathon for Elite African runners

Another harsh Twin Cities Marathon for Elite African runners

On the morning of October 5th outside the downtown Minneapolis Metrodome, participants in the 27th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon awaited the horn.

Books for Africa Celebrates 20 Years: 20 million books in 20 Years

Books for Africa Celebrates 20 Years: 20 million books in 20 Years

St. Paul, Minn— On September 12th the Minnesota and African communities did more than reconnect at The Minnesota History Center for the Books for Africa 20th Anniversary Gala. They celebrated…

Elite African Runners for Twin Cities Marathon

The 27th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, popularly known as The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America®,will be this Sunday October 5, 2008.

This year, African-born marathoners include Zeddy Chepkoech, Richard Kandie, Callen Moraa…

Obama’s Historic Nomination: A Homecoming for African Immigrants

Obama’s Historic Nomination: A Homecoming for African Immigrants

Brooklyn Park, Mn– Senator Barack Obama made history as the first black man in the United States to be a major political party’s nominee for the office of the president.…

African Artistes Pay Tribute to James Brown: Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud

African Artistes Pay Tribute to James Brown: Say It Loud  I’m Black and I’m Proud

What do you expect from an ensemble of legendary musicians paying tribute to a legend? You expect a performance that will keep you on your feet all night with your…

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