His Majesty Odeneho Kwafo Akoto, III will be introduced by City of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, with reflection from ARTS-Us Co-Founder Commissioner Toni Carter and Dr. Josie R. Johnson, hosted by media talent Roxane Battle       What:  ARTS-Us Center for the African Diaspora Presents We Rise! Virtual Sankofa and Awards 2020 funded in part by HRK Foundation  Where:  @ARTS-Us YouTube Premiere When:  Friday, September 18, 2020 at 9:00am (CT) Why:  ARTS-Us Center

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Past MN State Fair performers Caitlyn Smith, Tank and The Bangas and The War And Treaty will headline the Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 three-day concert series supported by The Minneapolis Foundation as part of the Fair’s At-Home Edition, also shining a spotlight on four local non-profits doing outstanding work in the community. What: A Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 Where: YouTube Premiere When: September 5-7, 2020 @ 6:00pm (CT) Why:

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OMG Digital Media launches “Wear Your Mask MN” COVID-19 information funded by Ramsey County targets vulnerable populations Wear Your Mask MN messaging is intended to educate the public on the importance of wearing a mask to protect the most vulnerable members of society: seniors, children and essential workers against the deadly coronavirus, in addition to providing valuable resources available in Ramsey County. What:  Wear Your Mask MN Where: Facebook @WearYourMaskMN  When:  Monday, August 3, 2020  Why:  According to COVID-19

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The City of St. Paul welcomes you to a virtual community commemoration of Juneteenth, in partnership with St. Paul Public Library and Ujamaa Place. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. In cities across the country, people of all races,

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On Friday June 12 at 9:00 am CDT, the Minnesota Board of Pardons will hear the application for a posthumous pardon of Max Mason, brought by the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee and the Minneapolis law firm of Blackwell Burke P.A. No posthumous pardon has previously been granted in Minnesota. What: Posthumous Pardon Hearing Livestream Where: The Board of Pardons hearing will be open to the public via live streaming on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNDOC/live/ When: Friday, June

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Minneapolis, MN (June7, 2020) –Kirk Johnson of Minneapolis-based KAJ Productions, long-time producer, dancer and drummer with Prince, has released a collaborative version of Prince’s song, “The Cross”, from his iconic Sign O’ The Times album. Bringing together musicians crossing all four decades of Prince’s remarkable career.   The collaboration unites band members from The Revolution, New Power Generation and 3RDEYEGIRL. In the midst of widespread unrest gripping Minneapolis, the nation and the world, at the same time

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A Message from the CEO of OMG Digital Media Solutions Photo Credit: Desiree Benton Wells, DASH Collective Location: The Coven, St. Paul, MN OMG Media Hair Stylist: Kelly Knight + Makeup Artist: Allyssa Swanson Last week, I spent a lot of alone time in our new studio located in the North Loop area of Minneapolis thinking about another crisis period in my life, which felt much like what we are experiencing today. I am sharing

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As you know, the Great Minnesota Get-Together looked a bit different this year, as we weren’t able to get-together in person. However, it presented the Fair with an opportunity to do something new and innovative, which they did – and tremendously well, we might add. A Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 (#CCC2020), OMG Media’s mini-concert series highlighting past performers from the Minnesota State Fair and local non-profit organizations was proud to be a part of the

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Past MN State Fair performers Caitlyn Smith, Tank and The Bangas and The War And Treaty will headline the Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 three-day concert series supported by The Minneapolis Foundation as part of the Fair’s At-Home Edition, also shining a spotlight on four local non-profits doing outstanding work in the community. What: A Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 Where: YouTube PremiereWhen: September 5-7, 2020 @ 6:00pm (CT) Why: As

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A racial equity conversation sponsored by Ujamaa Place and moderated by Attorney General Keith Ellison will take place before the screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble. Panelists include: Otis Zanders of Ujamaa Place, Attorney Jerry Blackwell of Blackwell Burke Law, Representative Rena Moran and Thomas Adams of Common Bond What: A Tribute To John Lewis: Racial Equity Community EventWhere: Dunning Sports Complex, 1221 Marshall Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104 When: Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:00pm

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Philando Castile Relief Foundation Sends Condolences to George Floyd's Family Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 30, 2020) – On the evening of July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was pulled over while driving in the Falcon Heights neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota, where her son’s murder was broadcasted live on Facebook for the world to see.  Valerie Castile is reliving this tragedy again with the murder of George Floyd, four years later.  Ms. Castile shares her deepest condolences and reflection

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PRNFamily is focused on honoring the philanthropic and humanitarian legacy of his brother Prince by helping organizations Prince supported anonymously. PRNFamily is asking guests to honor the humanitarianism of Prince by bringing non-perishable food items or winter coats and gloves to the Southwest Parking ramp where they will board a shuttle to Paisley Park to ring in Funky New Year 2020. All donations go to Sabathani Community Center, which Prince supported for many years. PRNFamily

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The 2019 Minnesota State Fair free entertainment lineup features more than 900 shows throughout the Great Minnesota Get-Together’s 12-day run – all free with fair admission. Highlights of this year’s free stage lineup are below. Note: The full lineup of free entertainment, including additional acts, showtimes and artist information, is available at

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 11, 2019) St. Paul, Minnesota - ARTS-Us is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992 by a group of African American artists, and multicultural educators. Using the experiences of the African Diaspora at its core and collaborating with artists, educators, and communities of other backgrounds and cultures, ARTS-Us provides "edutainment" programs to schools, business and community environments. ARTS-Us' three major programs: Camp Teranga summer workshops, Timbuktu after-school programs, and the Civil

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By Monique Linder, Founder of OMG Media Solutions My dear beloved community, Yesterday, I was honored to be on Freddie Bell's show on KMOJ with St. Jude Amanda Cahow, Amanda Cahow of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to discuss my role as an advisory council member. The main two reasons I find this role important is the history of St. Jude and the vision of its founder Danny Thomas,

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