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National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 4-8) reminds us that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot, including pregnant people. It is best to get vaccinated before the flu season starts, but you can get a flu shot at any time during the season and at any time during pregnancy. Pregnant people are at higher risk...
Saturdays are a cherished day. Many spend their Saturdays running errands – whether that be to get a haircut, visit a gift shop, or stop by the local hardware store. Saturdays are for stocking up on groceries at the neighborhood market, or self-care time at the yoga studio. Saturdays are making fun memories with family and friends at corner...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian President George Weah conceded defeat late Friday after provisional results from this week’s runoff vote showed challenger Joseph Boakai beating him by just over a percentage point. Elections officials said that with 99.58% of ballots counted from Tuesday’s election, Boakai was in the lead, with 50.89% to Weah’s 49.11%. The results were a dramatic reversal...
The city of Minneapolis is committed to finding a lasting solution that both rideshare companies and their drivers can agree on, according to Mayor Jacob Frey. The mayor spoke during a press conference he held at his office on Wednesday to brief local ethnic media on an issue that is important to the communities they cover. “We've been working hard...
The League of Minnesota Cities is back this year with its annual “Mayor for a Day” essay contest for Fourth, fifth and sixth graders who have a chance to win $100 and recognition in Minnesota Cities magazine. The contest, which is in its 11th year, received 560 submissions last year which the League said was the highest number received in...
Don Samuels, a former Minneapolis City Council member who lost a 2022 bid for Congress by two percentage points, and blamed the loss on lack of support from pro-Israel groups, will seek a rematch with Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota’s 5th district. Both Mr. Samuels and Rep. Omar are Democrats and the August primary serves as the de facto general...
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Rwanda’s ambassador to the United States was in Minnesota yesterday to promote her country as an ideal investment destination. Brought to Minnesota to talk with the business and civic community through the efforts of Minnesota Africans United (MAU), a coalition of African immigrant communities in the state, the ambassador had the opportunity to talk trade and investment...
In 2019, 23-year-old Nadia Mohamed made history when she became the youngest person elected to the city council in the city of St. Louis Park. On Tuesday, Mohamed made history again, this time as the first Somali immigrant elected as mayor of a U.S. city, and the first Black mayor of the suburban city in the Minneapolis metro area....
NEW YORK (AP) — Tamirat Tola wasn’t thinking about breaking the New York City Marathon course record as he was running by himself in Central Park for the last few miles of the race. He just was focused on trying to win. The Ethiopian runner broke the 12-year old mark, finishing the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 4 minutes and...
Fantastic Negrito shocked us at Mshale with the revelation that he was not the son of a Somali immigrant. He shocked himself when, during the pandemic with live performance off the table, he dug into his past and discovered that he was a child of distant immigrants and one of them was white. Seven generations back, his grandfather was an...
A key member of the African brain trust in Minnesota,  Lillian Otieno, has been named the state’s first director of its Emerging Farmers Office, which was created last year by the Legislature to spearhead the development and implementation of programs and initiatives that support emerging farmers in the state. Minnesota Department of Agriculture Assistant Commissioner Patrice Bailey in a report...
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