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Mayors pledge racial equity

Mayors pledge racial equity

Aug. 14 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Twin Cities could be the nation’s best example for racial equity — so pledge the mayors of the state’s two largest municipalities. In welcoming the estimated 500-plus attendees at the August 5-6 “Convening...

WANTED: Northside restaurant offering ‘real food’

WANTED: Northside restaurant offering ‘real food’

Aug. 11 | Appetite For Change breaks barriers between inner-city families and healthy foods   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   We certainly hear enough bad about North Minneapolis. How about some good once in a while? Not that there aren’t...

Don’t miss COPE’s Ninth Annual Scholarship Event!

Don’t miss COPE’s Ninth Annual Scholarship Event!

Aug. 10 | By Calvin-Allen Miller Contributing Writer   Brandon Richardson Hill Scholars of Minnesota-COPE (Creating Opportunities for Post-secondary Education) Project will be holding its Ninth Annual Scholarship Program/Gala and Fundraiser on Sunday,...

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...