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New research from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) suggests a swift economic recovery from the early days of the pandemic, but the state’s immigrants bear a grimmer reality. At a community discussion Tuesday in Mercado Central, the Latino business mall in the East Lake district of Minneapolis, DEED’s officials addressed the persisting economic roadblocks that immigrants...
GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths reported globally continued to fall nearly everywhere in the world in what the World Health Organization described as a “welcome decline” at a media briefing on Wednesday. The U.N. health agency said there were 4.5 million new COVID-19 cases reported last week, a 16% drop from the previous week....
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses that target today’s most common omicron strain. Shots could begin within days. The move by the Food and Drug Administration tweaks the recipe of shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna that already have saved millions of lives. The hope is that the modified...
Lucibela will bring a night of Morna and Coladeria music to the stage when she performs at The Cedar Cultural Center September 16th. This will be her second tour in the USA. A second album, Amdjer, released in June of this year will fill much of the setlist. Mshale spoke to Lucibela last week week. She reflected on the past...
WEST WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — Kenyan cyclist Sule Kangangi died in a crash Saturday while competing in a gravel race in Vermont. Kangangi was riding at a high speed in the Vermont Overland race when he crashed. “Sule is our captain, friend, brother. He is also a father, husband and son. Gaping holes are left when giant’s fall. Sule was a...
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government is suspending 26 flights by Chinese airlines from the United States to China in a dispute over anti-virus controls after Beijing suspended flights by American carriers. The Department of Transportation on Thursday complained Beijing violated an air travel agreement and treated airlines unfairly under a system that requires them to suspend flights if passengers...
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Rep. Ilhan Omar were in Minneapolis Tuesday to celebrate the expansion of a clinic that for over 50 years has been offering low-cost health care to immigrants in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. The new improvements to the Cedar-Riverside People’s Center Clinic include a walk-in clinic, a fitness center, a prayer room, and a call center with...
President Joe Biden said Wednesday that many Americans can have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven. That amount increases to $20,000 if they qualified for Pell grants. Here’s what we know so far and what it means for people with outstanding student loans: WHO QUALIFIES FOR STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS? You qualify to have up to $10,000 forgiven if...
The Minnesota People of Color LGBTQ+ Pride, (MN POC Pride) held its inaugural Pride Festival last weekend in Minneapolis. The festival was the culmination of years’ worth of effort to increase the visibly of LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). “This is by us and for us,” said Dennis Anderson, one of the founders of MN POC Pride. The...
An award-winning Ethiopian American neurologist has been named the executive vice president and chief medical officer of one of the Midwest’s leading independent health care coverage providers. Dr. Tenbit Emiru was appointed to spearhead the strategic direction of UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health care and administrative services to more than 640,000 members throughout Minnesota and parts...
The struggle only refines them. Tinariwen, a premier Tuareg band hailing from the Sahara, takes the stage at The Cedar Cultural Center September 10th. They’ve not performed in Minneapolis since 2015. Digging into their past, which takes one back nearly sixty years, they’ve never had an easy path to success. Obstacles of political oppression, violence, refugee camps, and death pockmark...
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