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Audit questions need for Council on Black Minnesotans

Audit questions need for Council on Black Minnesotans

Apr. 2 | Council director calls the report ‘flawed,’ its recommendations ‘a disgrace’   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Earlier this month, Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) released its annual audit of the four “minority...

North Mpls rental property owners refute slumlord label

North Mpls rental property owners refute slumlord label

Apr. 2 | Property owners place responsibility for code violations on problem renters   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer City landlords Keith Malmer and Mahmood Khan both do not see themselves as “slum landlords” simply because the majority of their properties...

New MPS programs to focus on Black male student achievement

New MPS programs to focus on Black male student achievement

Mar. 28 | Unified office, more instruction, more teachers planned   This story concludes our report on new MPS initiatives to address disparities that began with last week’s story, “Mpls Public Schools to assess impact of all policies, procedures on...

A Minneapolis without disparities

A Minneapolis without disparities

Mar. 27 | Community groups, elected officials unite behind  this critical goal of city government By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   As many residents may or may not be aware, the City of Minneapolis is in the midst of an effort it calls Strategic...

Small group of slumlords have big effect on city

Small group of slumlords have big effect on city

Mar. 26 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   According to City of Minneapolis housing officials, there are at least 200 “problematic properties” among the estimated 85,000 units and 23,000 buildings that are annually inspected. A house fire last month...

Be part of the sunshine! Change the system!

Be part of the sunshine! Change the system!

Mar. 26 | The new faces of the Mpls NAACP: MSR’s recent story on the new officers of the Minneapolis Branch of the NAACP (“Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members,” Feb. 27) revealed among other things that women now constitute a majority of the new leadership,...

Spoken Hero – Recording artist applies promotional expertise to community betterment

Spoken Hero – Recording artist applies promotional expertise to community betterment

Mar. 21 | People in our community and their giving spirit to others often go unnoticed as “Unspoken Heroes.” Our “Spoken Heroes” feature gives the community the opportunity to recognize these everyday heroes and their accomplishments. Without looking...

Race matters in efforts to curb gun violence

Race matters in efforts to curb gun violence

Mar. 20 | Group seeks to ‘reframe’ the debate to address racial disparities   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Leroy Duncan is an organizer with Protect Minnesota, a group of advocates, community leaders, activists and organizers committed...

Mpls Public Schools to assess impact of all policies,  procedures on race equity

Mpls Public Schools to assess impact of all policies, procedures on race equity

Mar. 19 | Community members encouraged to participate and be heard     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) officials have announced that all future district policies, practices, programs and procedures, as well as the...

Finding ‘a proper place in our current history’ for the NAACP

Finding ‘a proper place in our current history’ for the NAACP

Mar. 19 | The new faces of the Mpls NAACP MSR’s recent story on the new officers of the Minneapolis Branch of the NAACP (“Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members,” Feb. 27) revealed among other things that women now constitute a majority of the new leadership,...