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Cooking from the essence: Who we are is in what we eat

Cooking from the essence: Who we are is in what we eat

Sep. 12 | While good nutrition is certainly important, and the food that we eat influences our health, so does the essence of the cook who prepares it — an essence which not only affects the flavor of the food, but which also determines the overall mind-body-spirit...

New program seeks host homes to shelter homeless Mpls youth

New program seeks host homes to shelter homeless Mpls youth

Sep. 12 |   By Cathy ten Broeke Contributing Writer   Five years ago this community came together around the vision that all people in Minneapolis and Hennepin County will have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing and the supports they need...

Sep. 12 | Click the link below to watch the documentary about the MSR’s founder: A Black History Chronicle Exclusive — Cecil E. Newman: The Friendship, the Life and the Legacy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wczy3JtTmVg         Share:Share...

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Sep. 12 | Some employees find workplace still hostile  By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since MSR’s January 5 exclusive article on racial discrimination against current and former Black Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) employees, MPRB...

Deconstructing the school-to-prison pipeline

Deconstructing the school-to-prison pipeline

Sep. 12 | Volunteers seek alternatives to locking up kids   By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer Save the Kids is an all-volunteer national organization that started in New York in 2009. Most of the people involved have been personally impacted by the...

Green Central enters new school year amid controversy

Green Central enters new school year amid controversy

Sep. 12 |     News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “The Developmental Dual Language [DDL] program at Green [Central School] is a new approach, and starting new things — moving out of a comfort zone — is always a little threatening....

Brotherhood, Inc. markets Brotherhood Brew

Brotherhood, Inc. markets Brotherhood Brew

Sep. 12 |   And teaches young men useful business skills in the process   News Analysis By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Brotherhood, Inc. of Saint Paul puts into effect an idea whose time, as the saying goes, certainly has come. It’s...

Wanda Sykes: Wry funny-woman headlines Mpls show

Wanda Sykes: Wry funny-woman headlines Mpls show

Sep. 12 |   Wanda Sykes is wonderful. Just ask anyone who’s seen this stand-up ace in action. She hit town several years back, opening for Tommy Davidson, and had a full house at the Orpheum Theatre absolutely howling. It is wry, dry wit delivered with...

Marcus Miller: Music a reflection of revolution, a link to the past

Marcus Miller: Music a reflection of revolution, a link to the past

Sep. 12 |   We are pleased to present part-two of our interview with world-class bassist Marcus Miller. He performed with his band at the Dakota on Sept 11-12. His new album is Renaissance on Concord Records.   MSR: As it’s been referenced in the...

Retired baseball player brings attention to autism

Retired baseball player brings attention to autism

Sep. 12 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     One in 88 U.S. children — boys are about five times more likely than girls — is diagnosed with autism according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, the federal research agency...