Home » Front

Front

New director keeps doors of Sabathani open for the community

New director keeps doors of Sabathani open for the community

Aug. 8 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   Charisma and joy are emotions evoked from just a few minutes with Cindy Booker, new executive director of the Sabathani Community Center located on the South Side of Minneapolis. Her drive and professionalism...

Money blocks low-income children from a good education

Money blocks low-income children from a good education

Aug. 7 | Marquette University professor says some charter schools need to close   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   All schools, including charter schools, must do a better job teaching our children, stated Marquette University Professor Howard...

Can police invade your home without a warrant?

Can police invade your home without a warrant?

Aug. 7 | Community activist Al Flowers beaten by police   News Analysis  By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “I could feel every one of the blows — all 30 to 40 of them,” explains Al Flowers, longtime community organizer. Flowers was beaten by...

First Black member of the Minneapolis Club honored

First Black member of the Minneapolis Club honored

Aug. 5 | It recently came to the attention of officers of the Minneapolis Club that some of its previous members were not represented among the photos of the club’s membership hanging on its walls, including the club’s first African American member, Cecil...

Remembering Lillian Anderson, Minneapolis’ first civil rights director

Remembering Lillian Anderson, Minneapolis’ first civil rights director

Aug. 3 | Longtime friend Josie Johnson offers tribute to ‘a tough sister’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Asked which adjectives she’d use to describe Minneapolis’ first civil rights director Rev. Lillian D. Anthony, her longtime friend...

NASCAR internships create a ‘multicultural pipeline’ to the racing industry

NASCAR internships create a ‘multicultural pipeline’ to the racing industry

Aug. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer For nearly 15 years, NASCAR selects college students each summer for its diversity internship program, which intends “to expose multicultural college students to employment opportunities” in a sport that has historically...

Treating youth violence as a menace to public health

Treating youth violence as a menace to public health

Jul. 31 |   Can the medical model help eradicate this plague?     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, noted author of Deadly Consequences: How Violence Is Destroying Our Teenage Population and a Plan to Begin Solving...

Anti-poverty action plan drafted for Minnesota

Anti-poverty action plan drafted for Minnesota

Jul. 30 | Like-minded groups pool their efforts to advance economic mobility    By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Nancy MaekerPhoto courtesy of A Minnesota Without Poverty The anti-poverty group A Minnesota Without Poverty joined with the...

Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive

Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive

Jul. 29 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last week, part one of this story described how Crosswinds, a special Integration District school created by the settlement of a 1990s NAACP lawsuit to end segregation in Minnesota, was nearly taken over...

One desegregation lawsuit not enough

One desegregation lawsuit not enough

Jul. 28 | Minnesota’s about to be sued again for school segregation   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In about 1995, Minneapolis attorney Daniel Shulman was lead counsel in the landmark Minnesota class action court case Minneapolis Branch of...