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Navigating emotional abandonment

Navigating emotional abandonment

Dec. 26 |   What is abandonment? Often when we hear the word “abandon” we associate it with buildings that are vacant. Sometimes we may think of animals or children who have no home. Webster’s defines “abandon” as something being given up completely,...

People of color seek an environmental message that includes them

People of color seek an environmental message that includes them

Dec. 26 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   It is easy to dismiss the environmental movement. It seems that so many of the messages that come from environmentalists are related to things that are defined as White or ideas that are not of any concern...

Interact with the environment in ways that support the ecosystem

Interact with the environment in ways that support the ecosystem

Dec. 26 | Green household cleaning tips that save Benjamins           By Renee Barron Contributing Writer We live in an age of chemical use that is affecting our health. Our people are contracting cancers of all kinds — asthma, and...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Dec. 26 |           Fight the Freeze With DJ Abilities, Carnage, Duenday, Cannaholics, Niles Miller, and King Fuvi. • Fri., Dec. 27, Doors open at 8 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm • Midwest artists unite to fight poverty and hunger...

The MSR 2013 year in review

The MSR 2013 year in review

Dec. 26 | The local Black press continues to publish stories “from our own lens”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer This year, 2013, was historic as well as a year-long full of highs and lows: Two MSR reporters were among the national and international...

Hometown hip hop group captures national spotlight

Hometown hip hop group captures national spotlight

Dec. 26 | 3DC becomes YouTube holiday sensation   By Mitchell Palmer McDonald Contributing Writer This holiday season, members of the hip-hop group 3DC — Dameon “Dame Jones” Jones (14), Devon “D.J.” Johnson (13), D’antanie “D.T.” Johnson...

Mpls. school board approves measure to decrease suspension

Mpls. school board approves measure to decrease suspension

Dec. 26 | Superintendent disputes claims that schools are warehouses, mini-jails   Charles Hallman Staff Writer The Minneapolis School Board last week approved a new district-wide discipline policy. The “Behavior Standards Policy,” which will take...

U of M sprinter ‘going with the flow’

U of M sprinter ‘going with the flow’

Dec. 26 | Spotlight on the Gophers 100   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year, the MSR will...

City Conference race heating up

City Conference race heating up

Dec. 26 | In recent years the Minneapolis City Conference has not received the attention it used to get in the 1980s, ‘90s, and the early part of the 2000s. This year could prove to be a very competitive season for the conference, which has plenty of talented...

Kisa’s message takes Keith back in time to a road tour and London…

Kisa’s message takes Keith back in time to a road tour and London…

Dec. 24 | Keith woke surprisingly refreshed. Hopped out of bed, went straight to make coffee, promising himself that soon as he was thoroughly conscious, he’d call Lesli. And be careful not to mess up. There were two messages on his voicemail. One from the...
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