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Beloved Kenyan-American community leader in Minnesota dies of coronavirus

Minnesota's Kenyan community is grieving the loss of an influential community leader, Thomas Nyambane, to coronavirus. Nyambane, affectionately referred to as Dr. Nyambane, was...

Minnesotans who have lost their health insurance due to COVID-19 can...

If your income has decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic and you have lost the health insurance you had through your work, you might...

Message from Deputy Commissioner Warfa on COVID-19 assistance to Minnesota workforce

Editor's note: Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa originally sent this message to Mshale eNewsletter subscribers on May 7, 2020. My name is Hamse Warfa and I...

Community groups launch Minnesota COVID-19 relief fund for the undocumented

More than 10 community groups that include the Black Immigrant Collective and ISAIAH, have launched the Minnesota Immigrant Families COVID-19 Fund to raise funds...

Hennepin Healthcare expands COVID-19 testing to Brooklyn Park, South Minneapolis and...

One of the first testing labs in the state to offer COVID-19 testing has expanded to more clinic locations and is now supporting testing...

Governor Walz and Afro Deli’s Kahin give updates on COVID-19 impact

Governor Walz at Monday's daily COVID-19 briefing invited Abdirahman Kahin, owner of Afro Deli and the 2018 African Awards Business of the Year, to...

Mayor Frey allows Adhan broadcast as Ramadan begins

In a historic move last night marking the first day of Ramadan, the Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer rang out in the Minneapolis...

Burna Boy and Black Coffee represent Africa at One World COVID-19...

The biggest and brightest of the African music world got together—while staying apart—on Saturday, and naturally, the African Giant was there. Taking his rightful...

COVID-19: Staying home will save lives

To protect the public's health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, Governor Walz extended the executive order directing Minnesotans to stay at...

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar introduces bill to cancel rent and mortgage payments...

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill to cancel all rent and mortgage payments nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rent and Mortgage Cancellation...

Why coronavirus is killing black people more than others in the...

A spate of recent news accounts reveals what many experts have feared: Black communities in the U.S. are experiencing some of the highest fatality...