You don’t have to cross the Atlantic to visit Eretria, Ethiopia, Nigeria, or Somalia. Take a walk along Snelling Avenue between University and Lafond and you’ll find a bit of Africa blooming in the heart of the Hamline-Midway neighborhood. On Friday November 13th, a number of St. Paul and Minneapolis based community leaders and artists…

Little Africa Promotes Sustainable Economic Growth Scooch over Midtown, the Twin Cities have a new cultural business district in town and it’s called Little Africa. Last August, over 500 people attended the Midway Art Festival in St. Paul’s Hamline-Midway area, a cultural business district known as Little Africa. A reflection of the community’s boom in…

Little Africa is a branding and marketing campaign focusing on African immigrant economic assets in three nodal points around primary transit corridors – the Blue Line, Green Line and Bottineau Corridor. Little Africa is an initiative of African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) in partnership with the Little Africa Development Group. The mission of Little Africa…

The Little Africa Book Club launched successfully with a diverse group of college students, professors, business owners, and community leaders having a lively interchange on a variety of topics emerging from the book, Americanah, by popular author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. There was also a sample of wine from Gabrielskloof in South Africa that has a…

The opening of the Green Line light rail this summer will not only inaugurate a long-awaited transportation corridor for St. Paul and Minneapolis but also foster cultural hotspots along the corridor showcasing local diversity, bringing communities closer together and boosting economic opportunities. The rail line’s 11-mile route along the Central Corridor from downtown St. Paul…