The African Awards 2017 keynote speaker is Representative Ilhan Omar of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Recently elected as the Minnesota House Representative for District 60B, she is the highest-elected Somali-American public official in the United States.

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Awards Gala: Saturday, October 14, 2017


Nominations are now closed and finalists have been chosen by our panel and judges. Text your vote for each awards category and winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on October 14th, 2017.

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You can be a mountain or lean on one.

— African Proverb


The African Awards are designed to recognize outstanding African individuals, groups or businesses that have made an impact in the African immigrant community and the community at large in the United States.

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