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Books for Africa and Thomson Reuters sign $1.2 million agreement

Source: Mshale Goal is to support establishment of the rule of law and democracy in Africa Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text books to Africa and Thomson Reuters – Legal, the legal publishing behemoth, on Monday signed a $1.2 million agreement aimed at supporting governing institutions and the rule of law in Africa’s … Continue reading

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High-rise ghettos or urban villages? Riverside Plaza and Seward Towers in Minneapolis

Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet Are the Riverside Plaza and Seward high-rise apartment complexes, home to low-income residents for more than 35 years, “beyond merely shabby” and filled with crime? Or are they “a vital and fascinating mix of cultures … a series of villages in the city with the opportunity to begin life in … Continue reading

africa / African Art / celebration / Education / Entertainment / Perfmorming Arts / weekend


The 2009 Umoja conference will be held at Macalester College from April 24-26. This conference is an annual program created by a network of African student organizations in the Midwest. The word UMOJA is a Swahili word that means “Unity”. The purpose of the UMOJA conference is to discuss pertinent issues concerning the African continent and … Continue reading

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African Musics of the Portuguese and French-Speaking Worlds

by Nelima The University International Center will be hosting an interesting event.   International Symposium on Popular Music Studies: African Musics of the Portuguese- and French-Speaking Worlds Thursday, Friday, and Monday April 23, 24 & 27, 2009  Link to Program (in .pdf format)  Link to Poster (in .pdf format) Schedule of Events: (click on titles … Continue reading

Calendar / Education

African-centered Imhotep Science Fair this Saturday

What: 2009 11th Annual MN Imhotep Science Fair featuring K – 12 students of African descent from around the Metro area and MN Theme: Sustainable Living – Land, Energy, Food, Water, Shelter. Hosted by The Hope Community When: Saturday, March 14th, 2009. 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Community/Public display of projects Who: Parents and interested community members … Continue reading