Mtaka Malinyingi arrived in the United States in 1999. To make ends meet and to help support a large extended family back in his native Tanzania, he worked as an aide in various nursing homes, kitchens and day care centers. He has some modest savings in a local bank.
There is something about a cruise that is exhilarating. It might be the open air and freedom of being on the water, the breeze that so easily carries on and on, or the music and chit-chat that drifts among people. This years' summersplash was compounded with a boat cruise on Harriet Island in downtown St. Paul.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization today announced five winners – from China, the United States, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania – of this year’s Literacy Prizes.
The honours are awarded yearly to recognize particularly effective efforts made in the fight against illiteracy, one of UNESCO’s priorities, and raise awareness of the work of thousands worldwide promoting the cause of literacy for all.
The date 09/09/99 is a historic watershed for African politics. It was on this date at the Mediterranean port of Sirte in Libya that the birth of a new baby, the African Union (AU), occurred. Its mission, unlike that of its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), was to advance Africa towards economic integration and political federation.
“We would like the African community to come out. It’s a major push.” Aneisha Johnson, Group Sales Representative for the Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves explains the goal of Mshale Night with the Minnesota Lynx. On Friday July 27th at 7pm, the Lynx will play the Los Angeles Sparks in the Target Center and supply a night of fun, food, and family – all at a discounted price.
For just $30, Mshale readers may purchase the Mshale Package, which includes 2 lower-level tickets to the game as well as 2 Meal Deals. “It’s accessible to everyone,” says Johnson, which is a great priority.
It's Saturday evening and I've just come back from a barbecue in St. Paul, Minnesota. Chris Mwangi, host of the barbecue, provided plenty of food, drinks and good conversation. It's summer time and though it's really hot, this does little to deter people from coming together and enjoying a good meal amongst friends.
I am in the car with a few of my friends heading to a club. As we drive, old-school jams play from a CD and we are bobbing our heads up and down, side to side. I squeal joyfully every once in a while if the song is especially one that flashes fun memories of the past.