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Atlanta Boom foil the myth that Black girls don’t play volleyball

Atlanta Boom foil the myth that Black girls don’t play volleyball

Jul. 9 | Their message to local Black females: ‘Get out there and try’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Historically for many Blacks, volleyball is often seen as a too-costly country-club sport. Therefore, it’s unusual, especially in this...

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Jul. 7 | Crossroads Panorama uses theater arts to build coping skills   By Dwight Hobbes  Contributing Writer  If you’re going to salvage a community, the important populace to focus on is the young. And, face it, the urban African American community...

Normandale appoints third Black woman to lead a Minnesota college

Normandale appoints third Black woman to lead a Minnesota college

Jul. 4 | New president says she tries to ‘leave a legacy, no matter how small’   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer  Nearly a quarter of U.S. college presidents are women, but according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)...

Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

Jul. 2 | March 4, 1944 — June 27, 2014     Bobby Womack, one of the last great legends of soul music, has passed into lore, leaving an incomparable legacy a generation will long remember. They don’t make music like this anymore, haven’t for quite...

North Mpls targeted for new early learning center

North Mpls targeted for new early learning center

Jul. 2 | Partnerships formed to better prepare more kids for kindergarten  By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer  Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and University of Minnesota officials point out that additional slots for early childhood learning, especially...

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Jun. 29 | Author challenges dysfunctional decisions Blacks make that hinder their progression   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   African Americans today are not known for an abiding sense of accountability. In fact, according to an overriding...

United Nations treaty can help fight racial disparities in Minnesota

United Nations treaty can help fight racial disparities in Minnesota

Jun. 27 | Local advocates join delegation to Geneva  to encourage treaty enforcement   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In the mid-1960s, the U.N. proposed a treaty — the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...

Workshops help MPS students’  parents learn their rights

Workshops help MPS students’ parents learn their rights

Jun. 26 | Knowing these rights, they can better advocate for their children’s interests     By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   The is the first year Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) have hosted parent advocacy workshops in conjunction with...

When a crisis strikes, the poor are most vulnerable

When a crisis strikes, the poor are most vulnerable

Jun. 25 | Emergency preparedness means planning to be on your own for at least 72 hours   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Conclusion of a  two-part story   Emergencies of any kind, natural or manmade, are unpredictable and can occur at any time....

Mpls pursues a Racial Equity Action Plan

Mpls pursues a Racial Equity Action Plan

Jun. 23 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   Led by 8th Ward Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, a Racial Equity Action Plan for the City is in the planning and formation stages. It is expected to be implemented by a Racial Equity...