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TRIO teaches high school students the culture of college

TRIO teaches high school students the culture of college

Sep. 6 | Program director’s personal experiences inform her work with youth   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minerva Muñoz’s main mission is to help as many prospective first-generation college students as possible get ready for post-secondary...

Tired of long-term plans to close the achievement gap?

Tired of long-term plans to close the achievement gap?

Sep. 5 | SkyLearn promises ‘significant improvements’   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Minnesota’s educational disparity isn’t just a gap, it’s a chasm. Unless you’re stupid enough to believe all those children of color are that dumb,...

A ‘hidden level of government’ few understand: county boards

A ‘hidden level of government’ few understand: county boards

Sep. 4 | Hennepin’s board lacks the diversity of those it represents   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Three of the seven Hennepin County Commissioner seats are up for election this November. If more people understood the importance of these positions,...

On the ground in Ferguson, MO

On the ground in Ferguson, MO

Sep. 3 | 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...

Back In The Day 2014

Back In The Day 2014

Sep. 3 |                 Approximately 600 people gather at at Phelps Park in Minneapolis on August 30 for the  Back in the Day Southside Annual Picnic. Pictured front row are (l-r) Tony Price, Tracey Williams-Dillard...

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...