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The mother of a woman found savagely attacked and left for dead in Kenya in July is appealing for financial help to transport her back home to the United States for more specialized medical care. Speaking from Kenya, Veronica Njeri Mukui of San Jose, California, said her 24-year-old daughter, Sharon Wachuka, was admitted to a hospital in Nairobi on July...
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Huldah Nyamisa Momanyi Hiltsley, a leader in the African community in Minnesota, on Thursday launched her campaign for state Senate in 2022. She is running to replace DFL Sen. Chris Eaton who announced last month that she will not be seeking reelection and represents what is now Senate District 40 ahead of redistricting. Because of the...
AJ Awed says Minneapolis is a polarized city. But he thinks he has the solution. The Somali American, who once ran to represent Ward 6 in the Minneapolis city council now wants to be the city’s mayor. “The city is really going through a tough period,” Awed says. “These growing pains, I think we need someone who has the capacity...
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Mwanyagetinge Association of Kenyans in Minnesota hosted their annual family picnic at Centennial Park on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Highlights included both youth and adult soccer, Kenyan delicacies served by Kilimanjaro Catering and entertainment by Gusii artists. Hennepin Healthcare was also present to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
The Ordway, Minnesota’s flagship performing arts venue, announced Wednesday morning that it has hired Detroit arts executive Christopher Harrington as its next president and CEO, succeeding Jamie Grant who left in June 2020 to head the McCallum theatre in California. His start date is November 1, 2021. Harrington who holds a master’s in business administration and a bachelor of music degree...
Faced with rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across the country, officials from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control, called on ethnic media journalists to help combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The CDC officials were speaking Thursday during a virtual coronavirus pandemic briefing for ethnic media, which was organized by Ethnic Media Services, a California-based nonprofit that advocates for news outlets that...
Update: The Dakota has announced the postponement of the Vieux Farka Touré September 21 concert until further notice. The Dakota, Minneapolis’ landmark jazz club and restaurant will resume live performances and dinner on September 10 following a year and a half closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the closure it presented virtual performances. Davina with Chubby Carrier & the Bayou...
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - Brooklyn Park Mayor Lisa Jacobson took the oath of office on Monday, August 30,2021 at city hall. She won the August 10, 2021 special election when she received 3,416 votes to her opponent Hollies Winston's 3,414. Her win was confirmed after a recount and the city council certified the results on August 23, 2021.
UCare, the Minneapolis based nonprofit health plan, has named Joy Marsh as its first associate vice president of equity and inclusion. UCare provides health care and administrative services to over 570,000 members in Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin. In her new role, Marsh will be responsible for increasing UCare’s accountability and leadership of DEI efforts, and work to advance health...
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - Lemi Z'ere, a 22-year-old second generation Eritrean and TikTok influencer, put off getting vaccinated against COVID-19 for months because she was unsure of the science. Despite the growing research evidence showing the vaccines are safe and effective, she needed to see for herself that there would be no adverse side effects, and that her friends wouldn’t suffer...
Ghanaian-American author Rosemond Sarpong Owens celebrated the launch of her new children’s book, “The Extraordinary Educator: Dr. Delores Henderson” on Saturday alongside the person that inspired it, Dr. Delores Henderson, a retired school administrator with the St. Paul Public Schools. Dr. Henderson was the longest serving school administrator in the state of Minnesota when she retired in 2018. She become...
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