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Happy 80th MSR!

Happy 80th MSR!

Aug. 27 | This month, the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder (MSR) celebrates 80 years of continuous publication. The MSR is the oldest Black business in the state of Minnesota and one of the oldest Black newspapers in the Midwest. The MSR building, located at 3744...

Mike Brown is laid to rest

Mike Brown is laid to rest

Aug. 27 | 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...

Generation Next tackles the achievement gap

Generation Next tackles the achievement gap

Aug. 27 | Some educators feel left out of the conversation   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Solving current educational problems over the years, especially the achievement and opportunity gaps for Blacks and other students of color in the Twin Cities,...

What happened to the Green Tree?

What happened to the Green Tree?

Aug. 27 | What’s to become of the legacy of Dr. Richard R. Green, a Minnesota educational pioneer?   By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   If you’ve ever driven past Richard Green School in South Minneapolis and wondered where the name came from,...

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...