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Penumbra exceeds fundraising goal: Programming resumes this spring

Penumbra exceeds fundraising goal: Programming resumes this spring

Jan. 29 |   January 7, 2013, St. Paul, MN — Over 1,400 individuals, corporations and foundations donated $359,000 by December 30, 2012 to Penumbra Theatre Company. The Penumbra Summer Institute, a nationally recognized three-year arts education and...

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Jan. 29 | Black History Month Calendar of Events Through Wed., Feb. 6   Thursday, January 31   6:30-7:30 pm — My Soul Looks Back, Sumner Library, 611 Van White Mem. Blvd., Minneapolis Celebrate Black History Month with songs, poetry and stories that give...

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Jan. 29 |   This January 1 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The original purpose for the document core to President Abraham Lincoln’s presidency may have been to free slaves, or it may have been solely a strategic move to...

Purchase a 2014 Minnesota Black History Calendar

Purchase a 2014 Minnesota Black History Calendar

Jan. 24 | Click the image above to email us your calendar request, or email [email protected] for information.                   Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...

Obama presidency gives African Americans hope for ‘a more perfect union’

Obama presidency gives African Americans hope for ‘a more perfect union’

Jan. 23 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over 800,000 people were in attendance on the National Mall for the 2013 presidential inauguration. Though the crowd may not have equaled the size of the 2009 gathering, this...

Inaugural evoked spirit of ‘We the people’ joined  in common cause

Inaugural evoked spirit of ‘We the people’ joined in common cause

Jan. 23 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Barack Obama, who became the third consecutive U.S. president to deliver a second Inauguration Address, told the nation Monday that it is up to all of us to “act in...

MLK Day march covered broad spectrum  of human-rights issues

MLK Day march covered broad spectrum of human-rights issues

Jan. 23 |     By Jerry Freeman MSR Senior Editor   Over 100 people braved below-zero temperatures Monday, Jan. 21, to march in the Second Annual MLK, Jr. March for Jobs, Justice and Housing organized by Occupy the Hood MN. The march’s aim was...

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

Jan. 23 | Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, told nearly 2,000 people attending the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast January 21, “We need to wake up.”  Specifically, she urged the sold-out...

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Jan. 23 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When Sarah Walker first lobbied the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of former offenders, she didn’t see it going over very well. “The first time I organized this, I was concerned that this would...

Ten steps to setting an example  for 2013: Modeling is the key!

Ten steps to setting an example for 2013: Modeling is the key!

Jan. 23 |   Welcome to 2013 — the holidays have come to a close. Congratulations for making it to another new year. Many of you have set New Year’s resolutions. Some of you want to lose weight.  Some of you want to drink less alcohol. Some of you...