Newsletter Archives:
Subject Date
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Afrifest Founder and Executive Director to Step Down at Year's End::Upcoming Event in 2017... Dec 6, 2016
VOTE VOTE VOTE...Early and on Election Day-Tuesday, November 8th:: Important Announcements and Upcoming Events... Nov 1, 2016
IMPORTANT! Early Voting Now Available Across Minnesota and USA...Upcoming Candidate Forums in Northwest Suburbs::Miss Liberia Minnesota... Oct 4, 2016
Great News...Miss Liberia Minnesota Relaunched::Other Exciting, Educational, and Fun Pan African Events This SeptemberGreetings Community Members and Leaders, We, the Kofa Foundation, would like to i Sep 7, 2016
REMINDER...Afrifest 2016 Cancelled This Weekend::Other Exciting, Educational, and Fun Pan African Events This August... Aug 2, 2016
SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR::Check Out These Exciting, Educational, and Fun Pan African Events This Summer... Jul 5, 2016
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT::AFRIFEST 2016...Including Taste Of Africa Has Been Cancelled Due To Security Concerns... Jun 22, 2016
AFRIFEST 2016 Vendor Booths From $25...Sign Up Today For Best Rates!!!::Upcoming Events and Activities... Jun 1, 2016
AFRIFEST 2016...10th Year Anniversary Is Coming Summer 2016::Vendor Booths From $25::Sign Up Today For Best Rates!!! May 24, 2016
Study Shows African Immigrants Economic Contributions in Minnesota::Upcoming Events and Activities::Afrifest 2016 Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities... May 4, 2016
$1.6 Billion Reasons Why You Need To Become an Afrifest 2016 Featured Sponsor, Vendor, and Partner Today::Sponsorship and Vendor Details and Deadlines Available Now! Apr 19, 2016
Remembering Dr. King::Upcoming Events and Activities::Afrifest Foundation's Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities... Apr 5, 2016
10th Year Anniversary Event Volunteers Needed::Upcoming Events and Activities::Afrifest Foundation's Board Members Opportunities... Mar 3, 2016
Happy Black History Month!!!::Upcoming Events and Activities::Afrifest Foundation's Board Members Opportunities... Feb 2, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Martin Luther King Day Events and Activities::Youth Coaches Needed::Multicultural Marketing Conference... Jan 13, 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAYS...Many Ways to Support Afrifest Foundation on this Giving Tuesday::Shop, Donate, or Volunteer Your Time...Thanks For A Great 2015!!! Dec 1, 2015
Afrifest 2016...10th Year Anniversary Celebration, Partnerships, and Planning Begins::Multicultural Kids Attacks Achievement Gap... Nov 4, 2015
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS::Afrifest 10th Year Anniversary Invitation::CMAH Survey Closes This Friday::African American Breast Cancer Alliance Gala::And Much More.... Oct 6, 2015
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS::Council Community Concerns Survey::Backpacks for Ebola Recovery::MN Immigrants Forum::And Much More.... Sep 8, 2015
THANK YOU For a Very Successful Afrifest 2015!!!::Check out Pics and Videos from Afrifest 2015::Upcoming Pan African Summer Events in MN... Aug 4, 2015
THIS SATURDAY: DJ Nodeh, 3rd Annual East vs West Soccer Tournament, Kidz Zone W/Storytelling and Drum Lessons, and Vendors @Afrifest 2015 In Brooklyn Park, MN!!! Jul 31, 2015
SPECIAL ALERT...FREE FOOD BOOTH::Calling ALL Pan African Food Vendors for Taste of Africa @ Afrifest 2015!!! Jul 28, 2015
PRESS RELEASE::Afrifest 2015...The City of Brooklyn Park Partners With The Afrifest Foundation For the 9th Annual Pan African Festival in Brooklyn Park, MN Jul 23, 2015
Taste of Liberia is Coming in July to MN::MN Pan African Events Summer Calendar::Afrifest 2015 is now Tobacco-FREE!!! Jul 1, 2015
LAST CALL: Afrifest 2015 Promotions Starts in July...Become a Sponsor by June 30th to get FULL Sponsorship Benefits! Jun 23, 2015
Rally for Foster Care and Adoption Initiative-Sunday, June 28th::Taste of Liberia is coming in July to MN::Employment Opportunities in Brooklyn Park::Afrifest 2015 Sponsorships and Vendor booths avail Jun 9, 2015
Become an Afrifest 2015 Featured Sponsor, Vendor, and Partner Today::Sponsorship and Vendor Details and Deadlines Available Now! May 19, 2015
Your Invited to the Parent's Group-Tuesday, May 5th::Council on Black Minnesotans Caucus Day-Wednesday, May 6th::Taste of Africa is coming @ Afrifest 2015!!! May 5, 2015
Equal Opportunity Monitoring and Enforcement Under Attack::Foster Care Rally - Connections to Independence::Volunteer Today With Afrifest! Apr 7, 2015
MN Fundraiser to Feed Ebola Survivors Continues::COBM's Caucus At The Capitol This Wednesday::You're Invited to Parents Group This Tuesday::Upcoming Board Meeting... Mar 3, 2015
Happy Black History Month!::You're Invited to Parents Group This Tuesday::World Festival Booth Registration is Open... Feb 3, 2015
SPECIAL REPORT! Afrifest Foundation's 2014 Recap and 2015 Goals and Objectives::COBM Day on the Hill::You're Invited to Parents Group This Tuesday... Jan 6, 2015
Community Announcements::THANKS for a Great Year!::MN artists needs assessment study::You're Invited to Parents Group This Tuesday::Arts Board Program Officers Opportunities::Upcoming Board Meeting An Dec 2, 2014
SPECIAL ALERT::Support Afrifest Foundation To The Max Today::Special Announcement For MN Artists of Color and Immediate Job Opportunities Nov 13, 2014
Community Announcements::Did You Vote Today?::Give To The Max Day Is Coming Soon::You're Invited to Parents Group Tomorrow Night::Upcoming Board Meeting Announcement Nov 4, 2014
Community Announcements::You're Invited to Brooklyn Park's Parents Group!::Become a Lay Health Advisor for FREE Oct 7, 2014
Community Announcements::NEW Afrifest 2014 Pics::Ebola Outbreak Widens...Donate Now and Help::12th Annual La Familia Latino Family Expo::Board Meeting Announcement Sep 9, 2014
Afrifest 2014 Fundraiser...ONLY 3 days left!!! Donate and/or Buy a Limited Edition T-Shirt::Pics and Videos Available...Check It Out! Aug 18, 2014
Afrifest 2014 T-Shirts Fundraiser and Preliminary Pics::Special Ebola Community Info Session Today::Diversity Career Fair::Igbo fest 2014 This Saturday! Aug 6, 2014
Afrifest 2014 Full Program Guide...Gala Event Tonight @ The Lodge::Saturday...NO COVER, FREE BBQ, Soccer Tournament, Kidz Zone, etc...Special Ebola Supplies Drop Off! Aug 1, 2014
Afrifest 2014 Is Coming This Weekend...Celebrating African and African American Unity::Many Thanks To Our Sponsors and Partners!::Happy Eid-al-Fitr! Jul 29, 2014
PRESS RELEASE::Afrifest 2014...Minnesota’s First and Largest Pan African Summer Festival Is Coming August 1st and 2nd Jul 21, 2014
Calling ALL Pan African Artists, Performers, Fashion Designers, and Models for Afrifest 2014!!! Jul 11, 2014
Community Summer Festivals Details::Last Call...Perform in Afrifest 2014::Welcome and Thanks To Our New Sponsors and Supporters! Jul 9, 2014
Become an Afrifest 2014 Featured Partner & Sponsor Today::Sponsorship and Vendor Deadlines Fast Approaching! Jul 1, 2014
Community Announcements::Afrifest 2014 is Coming This Summer::Town Hall For Parents of Color::Learning Opportunity for Engineer Students/Professionals at Bosch Packaging Technology... Jun 17, 2014
Become an Afrifest 2014 Featured Partner & Sponsor::Reach a Growing and Influential Niche Market! Apr 3, 2014
Community Announcements::Spring Into Afrifest 2014::Volunteer to Plan Afrifest 2014::Vendor Forms and Sponsorship Packages Updated for 2014... Apr 2, 2014
Community Announcements::Multicultural marketing conference and Awards::The Minnesota Get Together for Greatness::Change a child's life this summer... Mar 4, 2014
Community Announcements::Happy Black History Month!::2nd Annual Midwest Black History Expo::High School Internships::Job Posting for East African Community Specialist... Feb 4, 2014
Community Announcements::Happy New Year From Your Friends at the Afrifest Foundation!::MLK Celebration Concert and Other Events, etc... Jan 14, 2014
2007-2013...Years of Growth and Change::Happy Holidays From Your Friends at the Afrifest Foundation! Dec 3, 2013
Community Announcements::Hennepin County Internship::COBM November 16th Open House::AIS African Community Appreciation Dinner::First Annual Asian & Pacific Islander Small Business and Housing Resource Nov 5, 2013
Jobs Community Announcements::Job Openings (Hennepin County)::DHS Jobs::Free CNA Training for African Immigrant Women::Other jobs... Oct 1, 2013
Special Community Announcement::African Development Center Loses Leader and Founder::Small Business Training @ NHCC this September::New Jobs Postings...Opportunities Await!!! Aug 26, 2013
Afrifest 2013 Pics and Video: Many Thanks To Our 2013 Sponsors, Partners, Vendors, Performers, Guests, and US Senator Al Franken...See You Next Year! Aug 13, 2013
7th Annual Afrifest 2013 This Saturday...Free Event.Free Food.Free Music! The Great Pan African Get Together is Tomorrow!!! Aug 9, 2013
Special Community Announcement::7th Annual Afrifest 2013 This Saturday...Free Event.Free Food.Free Music!::Job Fair::Early Childhood Education Scholarships Aug 6, 2013
LAST CALL: Get Your Afrifest 2013 Sponsorship and Vendor Booths Today::August 1st Is Deadline! Many Thanks to Our Returning Sponsors and New Partners! Jul 30, 2013
Welcome to the NEW Afrifest Foundation::Afrifest 2013 Details!::20th Annual Carifest::You're Invited JULY 26: Liberia's Independence Day Celebration! Jul 24, 2013
FINALIZE Your Afrifest 2013 Sponsorship and Vendor Booths Today::We Welcome Latino American Today...New Afrifest 2013 Media Partner! Jul 9, 2013
The 7th Annual Afrifest is Coming Saturday, August 10th::We're Relaunching Our New Website With All the Details Shortly::ALL Booth Rates Reduced::Check Out 2012 Pics! Jul 8, 2013
Special Event Announcement::2013 Minnesotans of African Descent Summit...There's still time to register for the 2013 Power of Unity Summit Jun 26, 2013
Special Community Announcements::2013 Minnesotans of African Descent Summit::African Nights 2013::Call for Teaching Mural Artist:Hennepin County Jobs::DOC Jobs::Free Naturalization (Citizenship) Legal Jun 3, 2013
Special Community Announcements::Minnesota Youth Council::DOC Jobs::Hennepin County Jobs::1st Hmong American Day::17th Hispanic marketing conference::Recap of AF's Annual Board Meeting May 1, 2013
Jobs Community Announcements::Job Openings (Hennepin County)::DOC Jobs::City of Saint Paul Employment Opportunity::2013 MnDOT-DEED HHCT::Other Jobs... Apr 17, 2013
Special Community Announcements::Carifest Fundraising Dinner::ACER Fair::Hennepin County Job Openings::DOC Job Openings::Focus Group::Annual Membership and Board Meeting This Saturdsay Apr 2, 2013
Special Community Announcements::COBM Day at the Capitol::Job Openings for Hennepin County::MN DOC Job Openings::Multicultural Marketing Conference Mar 19, 2013
Community Announcements::Job Openings (Hennepin County)::2013 Downtown Minneapolis Job Fair This Wednesday!::Consultants Needed for 2013 Minnesotans of African Descent Cultural Summit::Open Grant Oppo Mar 5, 2013
Community Announcements::Workforce Diversity & Business Inclusivity Event::Afrifest Foundation's 2013 Board Openings Feb 5, 2013
Community Announcements::Small Business Training::2012 Twin Cities Black Film Festival​::LA FAMILIA LATINO FAMILY FESTIVAL & EXPO::Music For The Movement: A Benefit For The West African Food Crisis Sep 25, 2012
Afrifest 2012 Weekend Pics and Videos: Many Thanks To Our 2012 Sponsors, Partners, Vendors, Performers, and Guests::Labor Day Weekend Community Announcements Aug 29, 2012
Dubtonic Kru Headlines Afrifest 2012::Festival Weekend Details-Gala Event W/Fashion Show-Cultural Performances-Live Music, Free Outdoor Activities, Great Food, Soccer Tournament, and Much More!!! STAR Aug 10, 2012
Afrifest 2012 is Coming This Weekend::Three Days of Music, Culture, Fashion, Food, Sports, Parties, etc...::Volunteers Needed for Gala Event and Soccer Tournament!!! Aug 7, 2012
Final Afrifest 2012 Vendor Registration Deadline Fast Approaching::Festival Details and Vendor Instructions!!! Aug 2, 2012
Finalize Your Afrifest 2012 Vendor Booths Today--Deadline Fast Approaching::Festival Weekend Details-Gala Event, Live Performances, Outdoor Activities, Great Food, and Much More!!! Jul 26, 2012
Dubtonic Kru To Headline Afrifest 2012!!! LAST CALL-Finalize Your Sponsorships By July 20th Deadline For Media Benefits and Max Exposure! Jul 11, 2012
Calling ALL Pan African Artists, Performers, Fashion Designers, etc...Be A Part of Afrifest 2012! Jun 28, 2012
FINALIZE Your Afrifest 2012 Sponsorship and Vendor Booths Today::We've Expanded to 2 Outdoor Days With More Activities, Including a Health Fair::NEW Sponsorship and Vendor Packages!!! Jun 25, 2012
Community Summer Festivals Announcement::Third Annual African Global Roots Festival::7th Annual Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival::19th Annual Carifest::Afrifest 2012 Details! Jun 25, 2012
Community Announcements::Hennepin County Request for Proposals for Annual Multicultural Marketing Conference::Afrifest 2012 Vendor and Health Fair Registration Info May 21, 2012
The 6th Annual Afrifest is Coming Summer 2012::We've Expanded to 2 Outdoor Days With More Activities::NEW Sponsorship Packages::Register Now For Vendor Booths::Check Out 2011 Pics!!! May 8, 2012
Community Announcements::Invitation to the ACER Fair on Saturday, April 28::Multicultural Marketing Conference::Afrifest 2012 is Coming: Call for Participation Before Program is Finalized! Apr 24, 2012
RSVP Today: Annual Meeting and Open House Event on Saturday, April 7th @ 12pm::Afrifest Foundation's 2012 Board Openings Apr 5, 2012
Community Announcements::Free Best Value Educational Opportunity - Hennepin County::Multicultural Marketing Conference::Preformers Needed for World Malaria Day Event::You're Invited To Our Annual Meet Apr 2, 2012
Special MLK Day Community Announcements::HBCU College Fair::NHCC CELEBRATES MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IN CONCERT::The Interchange Project Development Opportunity::UNIVERSAL DANCE DESTINY (UDD) 7TH ANNUA Jan 16, 2012
Community Announcements::Hennepin County Interchange Project Update - Networking Event::Step Up 2012 Update::You're Invited To Our Open House Event on Saturday, December 10th!!! Dec 7, 2011
Happy Holidays::You're Invited To Our Open House Event on Saturday, December 10th!!! Nov 30, 2011
Community Announcements::2011 Pan African Summit::Somalia Famine Relief Efforts Continue and Support Needed::Get a film credit on "Elder's Corner" Oct 7, 2011
Afrifest 2011 Weekend Pics::Three Days of Arts, Culture, Fashion, Sports, and Parties!!!::Many Thanks To Our Sponsors, Vendors, and Partners! Aug 16, 2011
Afrifest 2011 Weekend Program Guide::The Largest Pan African Event In The Twin Cities Starts Today--3 Days of Arts, Culture, Fashion, Sports, and Parties!!! Aug 5, 2011
Afrifest 2011 Weekend Details::Don't Miss The Largest Pan African Event In The Twin Cities--3 Days of Arts, Culture, Fashion, Sports, and Parties!!! Aug 3, 2011
Last Call for Soccer and Kickball Teams::Preliminary Afrifest 2011 Details!!! Aug 1, 2011
Final Afrifest 2011 Vendor Registration Deadline Fast Approaching::Festival Details and Vendor Instructions!!! Jul 27, 2011
An Urgent Call To Help Famine Victims In The Horn Of Africa Jul 26, 2011
Community Announcements::Afrifest 2011 In The News::West African Cultural & Family Day::Festival Events and Showcases Competition Jul 19, 2011
LAST CALL: Finalize Your Sponsorships::Register Now For Vendor Booths::Showcase Your Country and Culture @ OUR LARGEST FEST EVER!!! Jul 11, 2011
Calling ALL Pan African Artists, Performers, Fashion Designers, etc...Be A Part of our BIG 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! Jun 28, 2011
Afrifest 2011 Vendor Registration Now Open: It's Our 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!! Jun 22, 2011
Afrifest 2011 Sponsorship Request: It's Been 5 Years! Jun 22, 2011
The 5th Annual Afrifest Is Coming Summer 2011: Register Now For Discounted Vendor Booths::Special Sponsorship Offer For Returning Sponsors::Showcase Your Country and Culture @ The Fest!!! Jun 7, 2011
Community Announcement: How To Help North Minneapolis Residents Affected by the Tornado Disaster...Your Neighbors Need You! May 26, 2011
Community Announcements: Career Expo: African/African American Community::Afrifest 2011 Festival Coordinators::Board Secretary Needed Apr 18, 2011
Afrifest Foundation's Reorganization Begins in 2011::You're Invited To Our Open House Event on Saturday, February 5th!!! Jan 26, 2011
THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR!!!::Jobs For the New Year::Afrifest 2010 Pics::Big Changes Coming for 2011... Dec 20, 2010
Community Announcements::Volunteer Opportunity--Afrifest Festival Coordinator::Afrifest Foundation Board Meeting Announcement Nov 17, 2010
Community Announcements::Hennepin County Bid Announcement::Miss Black Minnesota 2011 Pageant Invitation!::Afrifest 2010 Recap and Board Meeting Announcement Sep 30, 2010
Community Announcements::La Familia Latino Family Festival and Expo::Invitation for Entrepreneurship Communities of Color Program::Afrifest 2010 Recap and Board Meeting Announcement Sep 14, 2010
Community Announcements::Hennepin County Business Opportunity::African Global Roots African Arts Festival This Saturday::Vendor Opportunity @ IAWP 2010 Conference Aug 25, 2010
THIS SATURDAY, AFRIFEST 2010 HAS IT ALL AND IT'S COMPLETELY FREE!!!::Great Food, Great Music, Great Vendors, and A Job Fair! Aug 6, 2010
Community Announcements::Hennepin County-Professional Consulting Services::West African Cultural & Family Day This Saturday::City of Eden Prairie's Annual International Festival::Afrifest 2010 LAST CA Jul 28, 2010
AFRIFEST 2010 is coming Saturday, August 7th To Brooklyn Park, MN!::Still Time to get a vendor booth, perform, and volunteer::AND IT'S COMPLETELY FREE!!! Jul 20, 2010
Updated Afrifest 2010 Packages and Application::Food Licensing Info::Application Deadlines and Late Fees Jul 15, 2010
Performing at Afrifest 2010 Jul 15, 2010
Music, Vendor, and Volunteers Coordinators Needed. Get invaluable experience and be a part of AFRIFEST 2010!!! Volunteers Needed Also! Jun 22, 2010
Afrifest Foundation is now a 501c3 Benefits Organization::Membership Benefits::Check the BRAND NEW Community Calendar For Events In The Community May 24, 2010
Afrifest Foundation FIFA 2010 World Cup Proposed Event May 6, 2010
Community Announcements: Afrifest 2010 Preliminary Details::2010 Graduation Celebration Dinner::BRAND NEW Pan African Community Calendar 2010!!! Apr 20, 2010
Why Should YOU Sponsor Afrifest 2010?::SIMPLE. We Are Your New Neighbors. We Are Your New Employees. We Are Your New Customers!!! Apr 14, 2010
AFRIFEST 2010 VENDOR PACKAGES AND FORMS NOW AVAILABLE::Reach A Growing Market. Expand Your Business. Expose Your Services!!! Apr 14, 2010
Community Announcements: How Are the Children? Part III, Board Member Positions and responsibilities, and Afrifest 2010 Tentatively Scheduled for August 6th Weekend!!! Mar 16, 2010
Community Announcements: Multicultural Marketing Midwest Conference, TCBFF Black history Month Book Fair, and Development Director Needed Feb 23, 2010
Last Call::Afrifest 2010 Organizers and Volunteers Needed! Feb 1, 2010
AFRIFEST 2010 Is Coming! Organizers and Volunteers Needed! Jan 6, 2010
Community Announcements: Afrifest 2010 Planning and Future Events::Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year! Dec 18, 2009
Afrifest 2009 Pics and Videos Uploaded: Many Thanks To Our 2009 Sponsors, Partners, Performers, and Guests::Thanks For Another Year! Nov 16, 2009
AFRIFEST 2009 Is This Saturday!::Music, Fashion, and Models @ Showcase Africa::ALL Program Details, Activities, Directions Available ONLINE Aug 14, 2009
The Twin Cities' First and Largest Pan African Festival Is This Saturday!::Lots Of Vendors, Food, And Fun For The Entire Family--NEW KIDZ ZONE::Featuring The HOTTEST SHOWCASE IN MN! Aug 12, 2009
Afrifest 2009 Program Schedule::The Twin Cities' First and Largest Pan African Festival Is Almost Here!::The Party Begins In 10 Days! Aug 5, 2009
AFRIFEST 2009 VENDOR PACKAGES AND FORMS::Deadline Is Fast Approaching::Sign Up By August 1, 2009 & Avoid Late Fees Jul 27, 2009
SHOWCASE AFRICA 2009- Pan African Talent, Music, and Fashion Showcase Jul 27, 2009
IMPORTANT NEWS ALERT::Afrifest 2009 Has Been Rescheduled For Saturday, August 15th @ The AFRICAN FOOD MALL in Crystal, MN::Sponsorships and Vendor Booths Deadlines Extended to August 1st Jul 21, 2009
Afrifest 2009 Performance Schedule and Registration: Calling All Volunteer Musicians and Performers Jul 8, 2009
Afrifest 2009 Is Almost Here:: Register Now For Sponsorship Packages and Discounted Vendor Booths::Registration Deadlines Fast Approaching! Jul 7, 2009
Afrifest 2009 Is Coming To Brooklyn Park, MN: Register Now For Discounted Vendor Booths::Special Sponsorship Offer For Returning 2008 Vendors and Sponsors::Showcase Your Country and Culture @ The Fest Jun 10, 2009
50 Billion Reasons Why YOU Should Sponsor Afrifest 2009!::NEW Demographic Study Highlights The Growing Influence Of African Immigrant Consumers Jun 1, 2009
A New Year, A New Organization, And A Whole New Afrifest!::Afrifest 2009 Is Coming To Brooklyn Park, MN: Register Now For Discounted Vendor Booths: Special Sponsorship Offers For Returning Partners May 18, 2009
Last Call: SignUp For The Executive Planning Committee for Afrifest 2009 Feb 24, 2009
SignUp For The Executive Planning Committee for Afrifest 2009 Feb 9, 2009
AFRIFEST 2008 PICS Now Available! Many Thanks To Our 2008 Sponsors, Partners, Vendors, and Supporters::Thank You! Jan 5, 2009