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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...

Racial Equity Justice Day at the Capitol a multicultural rally

Racial Equity Justice Day at the Capitol a multicultural rally

Mar. 12 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   By most accounts, 2013 saw some promising action by the Minnesota State Legislature, such as passing the Dream Act and the Homeowners Bill of Rights. But with Minnesota at the bottom nationwide in terms...

City’s ‘Vision, Values, Goals  & Strategic Directions’ open to public comment

City’s ‘Vision, Values, Goals & Strategic Directions’ open to public comment

Mar. 12 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The public has until March 14 to submit comments on the City of Minneapolis’ proposed “Vision, Values, Goals & Strategic Directions” plan. If adopted — the City Council hopes to vote on it March 26...

Former inmate shares traumatic story of incarceration

Former inmate shares traumatic story of incarceration

Mar. 8 | Organizations partner to take next steps on “Ban the Box” legislation   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Minneapolis League of Women Voters is hosting “Interrupting the Prison Pipeline” program March 6 at Plymouth Congregational...

Children’s book written to help ‘tear down the walls of prejudice’ against mental illness

Children’s book written to help ‘tear down the walls of prejudice’ against mental illness

Mar. 6 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Mental health has always been, at the least, a touchy subject among African Americans. As powerfully as it can impact lives, it doesn’t help to ignore or, still worse, pass judgment on people who suffer...

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

Mar. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Reportedly Barack Obama’s approval rating in Minnesota is at its lowest since he became president over five years ago. But based on the loud, enthusiastic reception he received last week during a stop in St....

State Legislature argues for public notice postings online

State Legislature argues for public notice postings online

Mar. 5 | Opponents say move blocks access to info for lower-income and elder citizens   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   A bill making the rounds in the State Legislature that has largely flown under the radar of most Minnesotans was the subject...

Back to Black

Back to Black

Feb. 28 | What is “Back to Black?” Fashion Odds, an online fashion and entertainment bi-monthly magazine established in the Twin Cities, defines Back to Black as reminiscing the history of past momentums that have impacted the present experiences of the...