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Business Journal lists Kenyan-American owned Language Banc as Twin Cities fastest growing company

Business Journal lists Kenyan-American owned Language Banc as Twin Cities fastest growing company

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal is out with its latest list of the fifty fastest growing private companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul 24-county metro area. Language Banc, which is owned…

African Development Center receives $1 million grant from Otto Bremer Trust

African Development Center receives $1 million grant from Otto Bremer Trust

The African Development Center received a million-dollar funding grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. The donation came after years long relationship with the organization that has spanned over a decade…

Allianz Life taps Cecilia Stanton Adams for new position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Allianz Life taps Cecilia Stanton Adams for new position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America announced today that it created a new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) position, and has hired Cecilia Stanton Adams for the role.…

Business Summit to highlight African immigrant opportunities

Business Summit to highlight African immigrant opportunities

Minnesota Africans United will be hosting its first ever summit event on September 5. Minnesota Africans United is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of Africans in…

African-owned Uplifted Care Services joins as sponsor of the African Awards

African-owned Uplifted Care Services joins as sponsor of the African Awards

Uplifted Care Services, a home healthcare agency based in Brooklyn Park, announced its sponsorship of the African Awards at the Silver Level on Thursday, making the company the first US…

Minneapolis Black Business Week highlights lack of diversity in tech industry

Minneapolis Black Business Week highlights lack of diversity in tech industry

Rep. Omar Introduces Congressional App Challenge As part of the opening weekend for the city of Minneapolis’ first Black Business Week, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar led a two-hour panel discussion…

Khadija Ali named to Minneapolis Foundation board of trustees

Khadija Ali named to Minneapolis Foundation board of trustees

The Minneapolis Foundation recently announced the appointment of Khadija Ali, DeAndre Cunningham, and Michael Rodriguez to their board of trustees. The three will serve four year terms. The foundation is…

Kenya Airways to resume daily direct Nairobi-New York flights in June

Kenya Airways to resume daily direct Nairobi-New York flights in June

Kenya Airways, which began daily direct flights between Nairobi and New York’s JFK airport last October, but shortly dropped it to five days a week, is set to resume daily…

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…

Hamse Warfa appointed assistant commissioner at Minnesota DEED

Hamse Warfa appointed assistant commissioner at Minnesota DEED

Somali-American entrepreneur, Hamse Warfa, was named the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) Assistant Commissioner for Economic Opportunity on March 22nd. The appointment makes him the highest ranking African…

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…

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