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CIVIL WAR VETERAN HENRY MACK, 107 YEARS OLD, DIES BURIED APRIL 11 [1945]

CIVIL WAR VETERAN HENRY MACK, 107 YEARS OLD, DIES BURIED APRIL 11 [1945]

Dec. 20 | From the MSR Legacy Archives As part of our celebration over the next several months of our 80 years of continuous publication, the MSR will be republishing notable stories from our extensive archives of more than 4,000 weekly issues of African American...

The Whole Gritty City promotes dialogue on youth engagement

The Whole Gritty City promotes dialogue on youth engagement

Dec. 20 | Participants encouraged by young people’s resilience, desire to ‘step up’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Young people still need encouragement, especially during turbulent times. This was the impetus behind last week’s free screening of...

St. Peter’s AME holds Black Lives Matter service

St. Peter’s AME holds Black Lives Matter service

Dec. 19 | Willie Dean, Ph.D. Contributing Writer St. Peter’s AME Church, along with Black churches nationwide, asked its members to wear black to church on Sunday, December 14 to symbolize that Black lives matter. Rev. Nazim B. FakirPhotos by Willie Dean “This...

Venerable activist Dick Gregory offers words of wisdom

Venerable activist Dick Gregory offers words of wisdom

Dec. 18 | ‘Library of Black radical thought’ shared insights  on sundry topics during his recent visit   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Dick Gregory first started out as a comedian while serving in the military in the mid-1950s and had become one...

Judge: Boy, 14, Shouldn’t Have Been Executed in U.S.

Judge: Boy, 14, Shouldn’t Have Been Executed in U.S.

Dec. 18 | COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed...

Northside Achievement Zone gets mid-term report card

Northside Achievement Zone gets mid-term report card

Dec. 17 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Almost three years ago, the Spokesman-Recorder reported on the origins and mission of the Northside Achievement Zone, or NAZ, which was described as “a $28 million social experiment” whose goal was...

Students challenge who defines U of M diversity

Students challenge who defines U of M diversity

Dec. 13 | President declines invite to meet off-campus   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Whose Diversity? is a diverse “collective” of University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students who came together at the beginning of the year to argue...

MSR Archives: Motor Pool WAC’s Win Driver Badges, Brothers In France

MSR Archives: Motor Pool WAC’s Win Driver Badges, Brothers In France

Dec. 13 | From the MSR Legacy Archives As part of our celebration over the next several months of our 80 years of continuous publication, the MSR will be republishing notable stories from our extensive archives of more than 4,000 weekly issues of African American...

Five big steps across the achievement gap

Five big steps across the achievement gap

Dec. 12 | With 10 small, experimental ‘bright spots’ along the way   By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer Earlier this year, Generation Next held a kick-off event at the University of Minnesota to unveil what they believe are the five core initiatives to...

National study: Young Black males 21 times more likely to be killed by police

National study: Young Black males 21 times more likely to be killed by police

Dec. 10 |   How do local police measure up?    By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Racial tensions in the U.S. have reached the boiling point in the wake of the deaths of two Black males at the hands of police officers and the announcements...