General Announcements

Metropolitan State University hosted the first annual African American Male Summit, a program for young African Americans from various Twin Cities high schools, encouraging empowerment, leadership, and service. KFAI’s Ramla Bile brings us the story.

A landmark unlike any other is being created in Minneapolis. The Coe Mansion Carriage House was previously a bed and breakfast hotel, followed by 20 years of vacancy. The Coe Mansion will begin renovations in March to become an African American museum and culture center to honor the history of Minnesota’s African Americans. KFAI reporter Ivan B.

Germs, electricity, blood pressure, pollen, and weather! This year marks the 19th anniversary of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s annual African Americans in Science. Listen to the KFAI Weekly News Friday morning at 9am to find out what’s happening on Saturday, January 15 from 1-4pm at the Science Museum.

KFAI’s News Director Lauretta Dawolo and producer Todd Melby captured several African American voices last weekend who in many cases have made a choice to support their number two candidate – democrat

The African Development Center of Minnesota (ADC), located in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, is one of only three recipients from Minnesota to receive funds to form a community development financial institution (CDFI).

The African Development Center hosted a grand opening in its newly relocated building in Minneapolis. The center offers programs such as first time home buying and financial literacy education for individuals and families in need. KFAI’s Dominique Haikel has more on this story.


Workers from the University of Minnesota held a rally entitled, Stand Up for Our Standard of Living,: to support a new wage settlement.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing clerical, technical and health staff at the University of Minnesota, believes that if the U’s employee

Last month, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy: held a community forum at the Zuhrah Shrine Center in Minneapolis. The Twin Cities was one of 14 communities around the country to host a discussion which will provide the Administration feedback on a coordinated national HIV and AIDS strategy.

Organizers of a benefit concert at Augsburg College hope to raise money for AIDS Orphans in Uganda. KFAI’s Gabrielle Miller reports.