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Photos by Mshale photojournalist to feature at Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl

Photos by Mshale photojournalist to feature at Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl

Mshale photojournalist, Bethel Gessesse, will be exhibiting and selling her photos at this weekend’s Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis. Art-A-Whirl is dubbed as the largest open studio tour in the country,…

Halima Aden makes Sports Illustrated history as she makes cover in a burkini

Halima Aden makes Sports Illustrated history as she makes cover in a burkini

Somali-American model, Halima Aden, will be featured in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition wearing a hijab and burkini, becoming the first model in SI history to do so. The…

First Lady of Twin Cities Afro-pop to perform at annual African Professionals Meet and Greet

First Lady of Twin Cities Afro-pop to perform at annual African Professionals Meet and Greet

If you have not yet had a chance to catch the Twin Cities First Lady of Afro-pop, Carolyne Naomi, live you can do so at a happy hour during a…

African films at 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

African films at 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

Starting tomorrow (April 13) is the last day to catch some of the African films showing at the 38th annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. The festival, which started last…

Former president Barack Obama remembers Nipsey Hussle

Former president Barack Obama remembers Nipsey Hussle

Former president Barack Obama was among those who paid tribute to the late rapper and community activist, Nipsey Hussle, during his memorial service in Los Angeles yesterday. In a letter…

Lupita Nyong’o unveils cover of Sulwe

Lupita Nyong’o unveils cover of Sulwe

Lupita Nyong’o on Monday unveiled the cover of her first children’s book called Sulwe. Nyong’o announced last year that she will be writing the book and Monday on instagram announced…

Lupita Nyong’o confirms ‘Americanah’ film adaptation is happening soon

Lupita Nyong’o confirms ‘Americanah’ film adaptation is happening soon

Lupita Nyong’o, who purchased the film rights to Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ in 2014, has confirmed to Vogue that fans can expect the film adaptation to happen soon. Nyong’o has been…

Meet the artists of Afropop South by Southwest showcase

Meet the artists of Afropop South by Southwest showcase

On Friday, March 15, at the Palm Door in Austin, TX, Afropop is hosting its first ever South by Southwest showcase, presenting six artists from across the African continent. If…

Habib Koite will perform in St. Paul on March 9 but not with Bassekou Kouyate

Habib Koite will perform in St. Paul on March 9 but not with Bassekou Kouyate

Bassekou Kouyate and his musicians were scheduled to join Habib Koite for two shows at the Vieux Carrè in Saint Paul on March 9 but Kouyate and his group have…

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…

Soweto Gospel Choir takes home another Grammy

The Soweto Gospel Choir took home the Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album”, for their latest album ‘Freedom’, which they released in September 2018. The 61st Grammys ceremony took…

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