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Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Sep. 17 | Outreach department works to reconcile cultural differences   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer First of a two-part story Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges since her election nearly a year ago has made racial equity a cornerstone of her administration....

What happened in Ferguson, MO is a bigger issue than race

What happened in Ferguson, MO is a bigger issue than race

Sep. 13 | For many Mike Brown’s death represents the value of young Black men in the U.S.   News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer The MSR sent writer Mel Reeves to Ferguson, Missouri to personally observe and report on the aftermath of unrest there...

Treating Black men means healing Black women

Treating Black men means healing Black women

Sep. 12 | Black Men Healing Conference focuses on sexual exploitation   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer There are a great many programs and projects to aid Black women and improve life for Black youth, aimed at empowering socially embattled sistahs to...

Entrepreneur’s story of refugee hardship results in success

Entrepreneur’s story of refugee hardship results in success

Sep. 11 | Immigrant uses family recipe to create Sadia’s Gourmet Sauce By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer Have you ever met someone, and before they even introduced themselves you knew there was something special about them? From the moment they walk into...

BLACK CAUCUS DISCUSSES STRATEGIES  FOR DFL ACCOUNTABILITY

BLACK CAUCUS DISCUSSES STRATEGIES FOR DFL ACCOUNTABILITY

Sep. 10 | Community members want more than talk — they’re ready for action   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   All DFL candidates should “represent” Black issues, says a member of the DFL African American Caucus, one of 14 recognized special-interest...

TRIO teaches high school students the culture of college

TRIO teaches high school students the culture of college

Sep. 6 | Program director’s personal experiences inform her work with youth   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minerva Muñoz’s main mission is to help as many prospective first-generation college students as possible get ready for post-secondary...

Tired of long-term plans to close the achievement gap?

Tired of long-term plans to close the achievement gap?

Sep. 5 | SkyLearn promises ‘significant improvements’   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Minnesota’s educational disparity isn’t just a gap, it’s a chasm. Unless you’re stupid enough to believe all those children of color are that dumb,...

A ‘hidden level of government’ few understand: county boards

A ‘hidden level of government’ few understand: county boards

Sep. 4 | Hennepin’s board lacks the diversity of those it represents   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Three of the seven Hennepin County Commissioner seats are up for election this November. If more people understood the importance of these positions,...

On the ground in Ferguson, MO

On the ground in Ferguson, MO

Sep. 3 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The MSR sent writer Mel Reeves to Ferguson, Missouri to personally observe and report on the aftermath of unrest there following an incident of police violence that left a young Black man dead...

Back In The Day 2014

Back In The Day 2014

Sep. 3 |                 Approximately 600 people gather at at Phelps Park in Minneapolis on August 30 for the  Back in the Day Southside Annual Picnic. Pictured front row are (l-r) Tony Price, Tracey Williams-Dillard...