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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,...

Gary Cunningham gives back, as his uncle Moe taught him

Gary Cunningham gives back, as his uncle Moe taught him

Mar. 14 | The ‘one story’ of European colonialism informs his work By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Minneapolis-native Gary Cunningham’s career has been long and varied, and his résumé reads like a “Who’s Who” of local government...

Mpls police attempt to sully character of Terrance Franklin

Mpls police attempt to sully character of Terrance Franklin

Mar. 13 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The Star Tribune headlines read “New DNA evidence in Franklin case” and “Terrance Franklin DNA tied to gun.” The headlines referenced a press conference held by Minneapolis police last...

Veteran supporter mixes with Bad Company

Veteran supporter mixes with Bad Company

Mar. 13 | Motorcycle club (good guys contrary to the name) offers vets a positive pastime   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Mustafa Nelson is a firm believer in helping others. He’s especially passionate, though, about trying to do for veterans...