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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.

Voters React to OLM Electoral Process

Brooklyn Center, Minn. - In many parts of the Twin Cities the first winter snow storm forced many Minnesotans to stay indoors and hibernate. But apparently, it would have to…

Ukrainian Outruns Kenyans to Capture Twin Cities Marathon

Ukrainian Outruns Kenyans to Capture Twin Cities Marathon

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL -- The day that would upset Kenyan runners began just before 8a.m on Sunday, as thousands of warmed up runners gathered behind the start line at the Hubert H.…

Take Risk or Lose, U.S. Official Tellls Pan-African Summit

MINNEAPOLIS - Holly Vineyard’s message to her attentive audience at the Pan-African Trade and Investment Summit, held at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, was clear:…

In True African Fashion, Nyamal Both Transcends

In True African Fashion, Nyamal Both Transcends

From an abusive home to the unpredictable life in the foster care system, the young African woman has risen to become one of the most promising fashion designers in the…

Chameleone Entertains East Africans in Minnesota

Chameleone Entertains East Africans in Minnesota

At midnight, the atmosphere at the Eritrean Community Center was one of a regular social gathering rather than a concert. A few people danced to the East African tunes that…

Rain or Shine, Minnesota’s Afrifest Carries On

Rain or Shine, Minnesota’s Afrifest Carries On

Rain is considered a blessing in most of Africa, but when it pours down on the weekend of a highly anticipated, first-ever outdoor cultural summer festival like Afrifest, one is…

Educating the Ethiopian Girl Child: Organization Taps Africans

Educating the Ethiopian Girl Child: Organization Taps Africans

A Twin Cities charitable organization involved in the education of girls in Ethiopia hosted a fundraising dinner in Minneapolis that was also an attempt to get the African community involved.…

West African Artists and Actor Shake the Twin Cities

West African Artists and Actor Shake the Twin Cities

July 21was a very busy night, as hundreds of fans flocked the auditorium at Armstrong High School for a night of action that included appearances by three prominent West African…

Miss Africa-USA Minnesota Preliminaries

Miss Africa-USA Minnesota Preliminaries

In 1999 the second M-Net Face of Africa beauty pageant made history, when for the first time in African television an event was broadcast live to 42 countries Africa. Since…

A Celebration of Culture, History and Freedom

A Celebration of Culture, History and Freedom

The usually serene Theodore Wirth Park was buzzing with activity on Saturday, June 16th. Music could be heard as far as the car-lined street adjacent to the park as large…

Something from Nothing: The Other Face of African Art

Something from Nothing: The Other Face of African Art

For many, the term African art conjures up images of deftly carved wooden sculptures and masks with intricate patterns, heavily beaded royal attire or elegant, brightly colored textiles. At Minneapolis…

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