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Mpls survey shows many Blacks still face the digital divide

Mpls survey shows many Blacks still face the digital divide

Mar. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A City of Minneapolis survey found that 82 percent of residents have computers with Internet access at home. However, only 65 percent of Near North residents have such access, and 25 percent of...

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Mar. 27 |   Can the new ‘Black agenda’ move the community forward?    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There was nothing new revealed last week during the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) Lobby Day at the State Capitol presenting their Black...

‘Harlem Shake’ videos spark  effort to ‘resist the fad’

‘Harlem Shake’ videos spark effort to ‘resist the fad’

Mar. 27 |     News Analysis By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer   On March 13, Hamline University in St. Paul hosted a forum titled, “The Harlem Shake as Blackface: A Critical Look at Cultural Appropriation.” The forum was a panel discussion...

Black and Single Blues — A Vegas gig brought Keith and Lesli together again

Black and Single Blues — A Vegas gig brought Keith and Lesli together again

Mar. 27 |     How could Keith figure out a way to not break Lesli’s heart? A knife began twisting in his gut. Why? He’d walked away from women with barely more than a second thought. Who was she to be somebody so special? Back when they’d first...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Mar. 27 |     The Music   Masta Killa Masta Killa of the Wu-Tang Clan Fri., Mar. 29, 9 pm • Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 612-285-3112 or www.amsterdambarandhall.com • Masta Killa has made appearances on every Wu-Tang...

South Mpls grandmother spared eviction by Occupy campaign

South Mpls grandmother spared eviction by Occupy campaign

Mar. 27 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   Above, supporters rally outside Gayle Lindsey’s home; right, Gayle Lindsey with megaphonePhotos by Chris Juhn After a public pressure campaign led by Occupy Homes MN ’s Foreclosure and Eviction...

Hold government, business accountable for keeping our youth from street madness

Hold government, business accountable for keeping our youth from street madness

Mar. 27 | In Minneapolis and St. Paul, it’s time to build opportunity for the African American children. It’s clear that all the recreational things other communities have make a difference in a youth’s life. To begin with, we’ve got to have some real...

Create your dream job

Create your dream job

Mar. 27 |   First of a three-part series   “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” — Arnold Toynbee   I really like this quote by Arnold Toynbee, because it resonates well with my journey to finding my authentic...

Living the Single Life

Living the Single Life

Mar. 27 |   Look here every week for MSR’s profiles of local men and women who are, at least for now, unattached and…living the single life.   This Week’s Single: Jacqueline (Jackie) Allen Age:  50 Profession: Business Manager/Baker/ Sales...

Local chapter of National Black Nurses organizes festive gathering

Local chapter of National Black Nurses organizes festive gathering

Mar. 27 |   Eliminating health disparities high on their agenda   By Robin James Contributing Writer   Stepping into Spring with the “Minnesota Black Nurses Association” was the joyous theme at the organization’s first annual gala on Saturday,...
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