No stranger to adversity, the pandemic inspired the men in Ujamaa Place’s Music Therapy program to start their very own music group, Ujamaa Music Group. Saint Paul, MN (August 25, 2021) – Since 2016, OMG Media Solutions’ partnership with the Minnesota State Fair to bring a Celebration of Culture and Community to the Fair has enhanced the entertainment experience, as well as brought the Fair to the community through outreach and opportunities. An example of

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A call to convene the community to collectively create a community-led action plan to address the most critical issues impacting the Twin Cities’ African American community Minneapolis, MN (February 17, 2021) - The African American Leadership Forum’s (AALF) 2021 Virtual Leadership Conference, Leadership By Any Means Necessary — Exploring Collectivism, Innovation, and Activation presented by U.S. Bank, Target and 3M, will take place February 25 – 27, 2021.  Community leaders, changemakers and innovators who represent

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No stranger to adversity, the pandemic inspired the men in Ujamaa’s Music Therapy program to start their very own music group, Ujamaa Music Group (UMG). Finding music to be a cathartic way to tell their stories, UMG went to work on their first single, “On A Mission”, which debuts January 25, 2021. Saint Paul, MN (January 25, 2021) - The coronavirus pandemic rocked the stability of the population served at Ujamaa Place, primarily African American

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The last of Ujamaa Place’s 10-Year Anniversary celebrations took place last week on Wednesday, December 30th.  In light of COVID-19, Ujamaa Place held its celebration and awards virtually on zoom, where community was invited to watch and engage. Saint Paul, MN (January 5, 2021) – Saint Paul, MN (January 4, 2021) – The celebration began with a salute to the founding fathers of Ujamaa Place; Rick Heydinger, John Harrington, Bill Sands and Bill Svrluga, whose

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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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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 Premiere When: September 5-7, 2020 @ 6:00pm (CT) Why:

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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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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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Join OMG Media Solutions in celebrating the "Greats Gone 2 Soon" . . .  "Greats Gone 2 Soon" is a music series honoring the greatest entertainers of all times who left us with their gift of unforgettable memories through their music. These artists presented are the legendary Etta James, Teddy Pendergrass, Isaac Hayes, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Teena Marie and Rick James. Musicians4Musicians, founded by Kathleen Johnson in 2009, was established to support musicians through

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Introduction by Monique Linder My name is Monique Linder, producer of Commemorate Black History and Culture Day presented by Ujamaa Place, taking place on March 24, 2018, hosted by the University of Saint Thomas' Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Recy Taylor was laid to rest January 5, 2018, blocks away from where she was abducted on September 3, 1944. I traveled to Abbeville, Alabama to honor Recy Taylor's life and legacy by spending time with

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE African American Leadership Forum (AALF) Presents “Building Strong Innovative Communities Together” Community Awards and Fundraising Dinner at US Bank Stadium Featuring Keynote Speaker, Kevin Warren, COO of the Minnesota Vikings Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President of Target Corporation to be honored as the recipient of this year’s Community Service Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 28, 2017) Minneapolis, MN – As a leading community organization, AALF is focused on improving the economic

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Article by: Monique Linder   (Photo Credit: Gus Bennett, Jr.)  As you plan your family outing to the fair, you will want to add September 3rd or 4th on your schedule to see a musical talent phenomenon coming to the Fair.  Enjoy your favorite food on a stick and a memorable line up of free concerts like the nationally acclaimed R&B group from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas.   Tang and the Banga's took

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Monique Linder, Founder OMG Media Solutions Tel: 612.787.8705 Email: Monique@omgdigitalmediasolutions.com  Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute Empowers Alabama Students in a Week of Learning SYLDI Summer Program 2017 trip from the Alabama State Capitol to the US Capitol with a week teaching 27 participating students skills in innovation, technology, coding, financial literacy, advocacy, public policy and cultural heritage. Birmingham, AL (July 17, 2017) – Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute’s module seven, in

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