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Black and American Indian activists unite against racism

Black and American Indian activists unite against racism

Oct. 29 | Dick Gregory pays a visit to promote Sunday’s march   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   It is expected that an estimated 5,000 persons, including longtime activist Dick Gregory, will march on the University of Minnesota campus stadium this...

Booming construction leaves state’s Blacks behind

Booming construction leaves state’s Blacks behind

Oct. 29 | Jobs are falling short of meeting equity goals   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer Despite established equity goals now in place for publicly funded construction projects in Minnesota, many argue that barriers still exist for Black-owned businesses...

Local faith community escorts souls to the polls

Local faith community escorts souls to the polls

Oct. 29 | Voting polls open on Sunday, Nov. 2 in Minneapolis   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis residents now can vote this Sunday at City Hall and other precincts before the November 4 general election. ISAIAH and Neighborhood Organizing...

CLEVELAND CALL & POST ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/EDITOR DIES

CLEVELAND CALL & POST ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/EDITOR DIES

Oct. 29 | By  Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio’s Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political...

Fashion show aids homeless children

Fashion show aids homeless children

Oct. 22 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer On Saturday, November 1, the Twin Cities Executives & Celebrities Fall Fashion Show will take place at the Event Center, 415 Pascal St. N., St. Paul. This first-time event is a fundraiser for The Family Place,...

Entrepreneur’s love of fitness launches second career

Entrepreneur’s love of fitness launches second career

Oct. 22 | Personal trainer designs specialized programs based on clients’ needs   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer It’s been a long road for Duane Whittaker, but he is finally doing what he has wanted to do most of his life. Whittaker, born and raised...

Dialogue transcends prison walls

Dialogue transcends prison walls

Oct. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer A group of local community folk recently spent a day at Lino Lakes Prison — not to visit incarcerated relatives or friends, but rather as listeners. The 35-40 people met October 1 with around 150 inmates, said Organizing...

Charter schools lead pack in tackling achievement gap

Charter schools lead pack in tackling achievement gap

Oct. 22 | Test scores support administrators, teachers who are pushing for success   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Studies show that children who live in poverty tend to do poorly in school. Last week in the MSR, the story “The education gap widens: Mpls...

Community members demand police accountability

Community members demand police accountability

Oct. 22 | Critics of police-community forums want more action, less talk   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Whenever city elected or appointed officials and community folk meet, even when it’s scheduled, it can be testy. At the second of three scheduled...

Trust essential in work with Black males

Trust essential in work with Black males

Oct. 17 | Treat every man as a whole person   By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer Kente Circle, a South Minneapolis mental health counseling center, offered a workshop on Friday, September 26 at Sabathani Community Center featuring Dr. A.J. Franklin from...
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