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Keith discovers a whole new side of Lesli

Keith discovers a whole new side of Lesli

Jun. 12 |     Keith had poured himself some more coffee, went in the fridge and tossed a slice of ham in Bruno’s bowl, then took a calculating look around Lesli’s apartment. Decided the sofa should face the sunset. So he’d moved it. Her huge...

Mayoral forum focused on Mpls communities of color — Candidates acknowledged inequities but lacked solutions

Mayoral forum focused on Mpls communities of color — Candidates acknowledged inequities but lacked solutions

Jun. 12 |     By Jamal Denman Online Editor   On Thursday, June 6, the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis hosted the One MPLS Mayoral Forum, giving candidate hopefuls the opportunity to address the questions and concerns of members...

Cherryhomes trashed Fifth Ward’s records — Missing files raised questions of impropriety, legality

Cherryhomes trashed Fifth Ward’s records — Missing files raised questions of impropriety, legality

Jun. 12 |   By Jerry Freeman Community Editor   In view of former city council president Jackie Cherryhomes’ return to the political scene with her current mayoral campaign, we are reprinting, with the author’s permission, this story that appeared...

Schools seek remedies to racial suspension gap

Schools seek remedies to racial suspension gap

Jun. 12 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Black students nationwide are suspended at least twice more frequently than any other student group and up to three times more often in many Twin Cities metro area urban and suburban school...

St. Paul’s Montgomery earns international honor — Award recognizes her mentoring  of women police officers

St. Paul’s Montgomery earns international honor — Award recognizes her mentoring of women police officers

Jun. 12 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Deborah Montgomery’s longtime mentoring and community leadership will be formally recognized later this year. The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) in April selected Montgomery,...

In memory of legendary jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller

In memory of legendary jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller

Jun. 12 |       There was something magical about the way he played. All of my closest friends knew he was my favorite living pianist. His name is Mulgrew Miller. On Wednesday, May 29, Mulgrew passed away at the age of 57. He had a stroke the week...

After speaking about education, John Legend gives brief performance

After speaking about education, John Legend gives brief performance

Jun. 12 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The first time I saw and heard John Legend live was during a one-song performance at a Super Bowl eve concert in Detroit in 2006. He then sang his breakout hit “Ordinary People” pretty straight...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Jun. 12 |     The Music     Taj Weekes and Adowa Fri., June 14, 8 pm • First Avenue & 7th St. Entry, 701 N. 1st Ave., Mpls., 612-338-8388 or http://first-avenue.com • St. Lucia native Taj Weekes and his band Adowa blend elements...

Only Ones are common in the sport of baseball

Only Ones are common in the sport of baseball

Jun. 12 |       Baseball supposedly is the all-American game, but today it looks more like apartheid:  Whites watch a game mainly played by White players, while most of the Blacks at the ballpark are not fans but concession workers. It’s...

Here we go —  Finals even 1-1!

Here we go — Finals even 1-1!

Jun. 12 |     MIAMI — Covering my 25th NBA Finals and the very last for legendary Commissioner David Stern, I have to be prepared for the unexpected, like being in the middle of tropical storm Andrea, which caused flooding in many areas of south...
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