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Another ‘long, hot summer’ threatens North Minneapolis

Another ‘long, hot summer’ threatens North Minneapolis

Jul. 16 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     After the latest rash of violence on Minneapolis’ North Side over the last couple of weeks, community residents and civic leaders are all searching for ways to stop it. Many are calling this the 21st...

Cost, lack of exposure factors in low Black volleyball participation

Cost, lack of exposure factors in low Black volleyball participation

Jul. 16 | This column continues the “Only One” series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene.   The “Only One” roamed during the last week and a half throughout a maze-like layout inside the Minneapolis...

Why are Black boys/men demonized?

Why are Black boys/men demonized?

Jul. 16 |           By Kevin Reese Guest Commentator I was born in 1986 in the middle of the crack era. I was born into a world of uncertainty, a world of confusion, poverty, missed education, and in this world I got lost. Lucky for...

Police brutality: Black professors are fair game, too

Police brutality: Black professors are fair game, too

Jul. 15 |               By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   How could a minor jaywalking incident escalate into contentious police brutality vs. an assault felony case? The answer is simple. In the United States, the slightest...

The tragic irony of racial disparities in Minnesota

The tragic irony of racial disparities in Minnesota

Jul. 15 | On July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will host Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ed Ehlinger, at its inaugural Community Health Action Talks (C.h.a.t.) event. During this presentation, Dr. Ehlinger...

2014 MLB All-Star Game FanFest photos

2014 MLB All-Star Game FanFest photos

Jul. 14 | 2014 All-Star Game FanFest II All photos by Onika Nicole Craven and Charles Hallman ...

Book highlights Black cowboy poetry

Book highlights Black cowboy poetry

Jul. 14 |   It never ceases to amaze how little need there’d be for Black History had American History been accurately told to begin with. But, just like every else outside slavery, positive aspects of historic Black life consistently are obscured....

State Health Commissioner Ehlinger to  speak on health disparities

State Health Commissioner Ehlinger to speak on health disparities

Jul. 14 | On July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties will debut its Community Action Health Talks series, known as C.h.a.t. This series is designed to inform and engage low-income communities around issues affecting their...

Sister Spokesman on Saturday, August 2 at Summit Academy OIC

Sister Spokesman on Saturday, August 2 at Summit Academy OIC

Jul. 14 | VENDOR REGISTRATION IS OPEN   Sister Spokesman provides an intimate platform for vendors to introduce the women that attend our event to their products and services.  Our vendor fee is $100 per event, giving even small vendors the ability to...