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St. Paul street art project shares food with community

St. Paul street art project shares food with community

Sep. 17 | Local artist creates platform for educating on  healthy eating   By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Two thousand attendees gathered for CREATE: The Community Meal on Sunday, September 14.Photos by Raymond Jackson On Sunday, September...

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Sep. 17 | Outreach department works to reconcile cultural differences   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer First of a two-part story Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges since her election nearly a year ago has made racial equity a cornerstone of her administration....

Adrian Peterson indicted! Vikings lose 30-7!

Adrian Peterson indicted! Vikings lose 30-7!

Sep. 17 |                 Adrian PetersonPhoto by Steve Floyd Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted Friday after being charged with causing injury to a child. It’s a felony charge that carries a two-year...

Palestinians also have the right to defend themselves

Palestinians also have the right to defend themselves

Sep. 14 | The “right to defend yourself” is a bit slippery, a little tricky, because most of the time those with the most lethal violence are the ones left standing, left alive, left with a voice, and they use their voice to write history books, claiming...

SHAPESHIFT: storytelling that combines hip hop with ballet

SHAPESHIFT: storytelling that combines hip hop with ballet

Sep. 14 |   Minneapolis-based SHAPESHIFT DANCE performs “11:11” September 12-14, at the Lab Theater. SHAPESHIFT DANCE is a fresh new hip hop dance company (collective of 17 talented dancers) that creatively fuses hip hop styles to create high-quality...

We are the answer

We are the answer

Sep. 13 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Commentator Reading the article “Another Long Summer” (MSR, July 17, 2014) by Charles Hallman, it seems that everyone has an answer on how to solve the problem of violence in the community. What became very clear...

The emotional toll of growing up Black in America

The emotional toll of growing up Black in America

Sep. 13 | By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on “Advancing Success...

What happened in Ferguson, MO is a bigger issue than race

What happened in Ferguson, MO is a bigger issue than race

Sep. 13 | For many Mike Brown’s death represents the value of young Black men in the U.S.   News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer The MSR sent writer Mel Reeves to Ferguson, Missouri to personally observe and report on the aftermath of unrest there...

Ferguson and Homeland Security: Are they intertwined?

Ferguson and Homeland Security: Are they intertwined?

Sep. 12 | As we watch closely the events in Ferguson and greater St. Louis County, Missouri, we are disturbed to hear Democrats and Republicans say it is somehow related to the threat to America’s national security, as if Ferguson represents the beginning...

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea captures  artist’s experimental performance

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea captures artist’s experimental performance

Sep. 12 | Photo from Story/Time: The Life of an Idea Photo by Paul B Goode Bill T. Jones was born in Bunnell, Florida in 1952 but raised in upstate New York where he would study ballet and modern dance at Binghamton State University. Upon graduating, he embarked...