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The League of Women Voters on Tuesday decided to combine mayoral and Council candidates in Brooklyn Park in the same forum, denying voters who will in November elect their first Black mayor, a chance to scrutinize the two mayoral candidates up close. Still, the limited time the two mayoral candidates, Hollies Winston and Wynfred Russell, answered questions from the...
Lucibela said she wanted to spread Cape Verde's music to the world as did her role model  Cesária Évora. Friday night, September 16th, on stage at the Cedar Cultural Center, she took another step closer to her goal. A modest-sized, yet passionate audience danced to the warm-up DJs, Douala Soul Collective, a pair of Cameroonians who know how to groove...
As riotous summer surrenders to autumn, so too exuberant music festivals give way to intimate music performed indoors. Acoustic guitar player, Pierre Bensusan, takes the stage at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on Sunday evening, September 25th, working through the second half of his North American tour 2022. Born in Colonial Algeria, Pierre Bensusan migrated to Paris, France with his...
If you think trying to figure out whether the chicken or the chicken egg came first is the most difficult task, you have not heard of the Jollof Wars. West Africans from every country between Senegal and Cameroon have gone to war with each other because they can’t agree on whose jollof rice, a staple in the region, is...
Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) held an informational event Thursday in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood for immigrants from East Africa, as it looks to increase the diversity of its law enforcement officers. Jamal Osman, City Councilmember for Ward 6, hosted the event at Brian Coyle Center as part of his attempt to connect Somali residents to job opportunities in law enforcement. “It was...
For Ghanaians in the Twin Cities metro area, a Labor Day filled with jollof rice, puff-puff, and okra soup was the ideal way to end the summer. Dozens of immigrants from the west African country and their friends gathered on Monday for the annual Taste of Ghana event at Oak Grove Park in the suburban Minneapolis city of Brooklyn Park....
If you are looking for a relaxing evening out with friends, a bit of indulgence as soft music plays in the background and and you escape from the issues of the day, you won’t find it on the night of September 21st at The Dakota. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 take the stage that night in downtown Minneapolis at a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe’s run to the U.S. Open semifinals is, first and foremost, about Tiafoe himself, a 24-year-old from Maryland who took up tennis because his father was a janitor at a junior training center, a player who never won a match past the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament until now, who owns one...
NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe’s vision was blurry from the tears. He was thrilled — overwhelmed, even — when the last point was over and it hit him that, yes, he had ended Rafael Nadal’s 22-match Grand Slam winning streak Monday and reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time. “I felt like the world stopped,” Tiafoe said....
For the first time since COVID-19 brought air travel to a standstill, the number of people streaming through U.S. airport-security checkpoints over a holiday weekend exceeded pre-pandemic levels. The summer travel season ended on a busy note as more than 8.7 million people passed through security in the last four days, topping the Labor Day weekend of 2019. That is a...
Returning with a full hand after a three-year lull, The Cedar Cultural Center’s Global Roots Festival 2022 brings music from three continents and five countries to the stage in Minneapolis. The Festival will fill the evenings of September 26th through 28th and is free to attend. While some Minneapolis venues have fall line-ups predominately filled with local domestic talent, The Cedar...
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