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McNair Scholars a pipeline for people of color into STEM graduate studies

McNair Scholars a pipeline for people of color into STEM graduate studies

Aug. 24 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Eighteen students from the Twin Cities and Duluth University of Minnesota campuses, Carleton College, and Macalester College this summer participated in research projects in hopes to convince them to pursue graduate...

Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Aug. 23 | It has happened here. Could it happen again?  Police won’t say. News Analysis By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last year, long before most people had heard of Ferguson, Missouri, the United States Supreme Court struck down a key provision...

A great voice for the people silenced

A great voice for the people silenced

Aug. 21 | Saado Ali Warsame, killed in Somalia, is remembered in Minnesota      By Issa A. Mansaray  Contributing Writer   Saado Ali Warsame, was known as a singer and a community leader. Many times she expressed her misgivings about injustices...

A Minnesota ‘moral movement’?

A Minnesota ‘moral movement’?

Aug. 20 | North Carolina activist minister invites Minnesotans to join his fight against extremism.   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   America “needs a moral compass,” said the president of the North Carolina NAACP chapter who last week visited Minneapolis....

Undersea world comes to life on Chanhassen stage

Undersea world comes to life on Chanhassen stage

Aug. 19 | Actor Andre Shoals has audience ‘in the palm of his hand’   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Disney has a long track record of entertaining kids and hasn’t done a bad job of holding adults’ attention either, especially with its...

STATE OFFICIALS SCRAMBLE TO CALM EBOLA FEARS

STATE OFFICIALS SCRAMBLE TO CALM EBOLA FEARS

Aug. 17 | By Issa A. Mansaray Contributing Writer   As fear grips West Africa with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus wreaking havoc in unprepared countries — Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria — the Minnesota Department of Health is in a...

MN’s good life for Whites only?

MN’s good life for Whites only?

Aug. 15 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer    Health disparities have been a big concern in America for a long time. Although Minnesota is known for many good things — lots of trails and bike paths, multiple millionaires, and 10,000 lakes —...

Mayors pledge racial equity

Mayors pledge racial equity

Aug. 14 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Twin Cities could be the nation’s best example for racial equity — so pledge the mayors of the state’s two largest municipalities. In welcoming the estimated 500-plus attendees at the August 5-6 “Convening...

WANTED: Northside restaurant offering ‘real food’

WANTED: Northside restaurant offering ‘real food’

Aug. 11 | Appetite For Change breaks barriers between inner-city families and healthy foods   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   We certainly hear enough bad about North Minneapolis. How about some good once in a while? Not that there aren’t...

Don’t miss COPE’s Ninth Annual Scholarship Event!

Don’t miss COPE’s Ninth Annual Scholarship Event!

Aug. 10 | By Calvin-Allen Miller Contributing Writer   Brandon Richardson Hill Scholars of Minnesota-COPE (Creating Opportunities for Post-secondary Education) Project will be holding its Ninth Annual Scholarship Program/Gala and Fundraiser on Sunday,...