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After more than 60 years,  goes digital only

After more than 60 years, goes digital only

Jun. 11 | Industry must innovate, change along with new needs of readers   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   JET magazine this summer will abandon its traditional weekly print format and go all digital. According to Johnson Publishing Company (JPC)...

Maya Angelou    April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Jun. 8 | How does one pay adequate tribute to the legacy of Maya Angelou, the beloved historic icon and cultural treasure who passed away on May 28? Her enduring presence as an enlightening, empowering beacon to which the hearts and minds of Black women faithfully...

N. Judge King   May 13, 1936 — May 26, 2014

N. Judge King May 13, 1936 — May 26, 2014

Jun. 8 | N. Judge King, Ph.D., indeed a man for all seasons, succumbed to lung cancer on May 26 following a life and career of 78 years as an educator, entrepreneur, activist, scientist, altruist and more, including building and piloting airplanes. Most of...

PBS documentary views Thurgood Marshall through a personal lens

PBS documentary views Thurgood Marshall through a personal lens

Jun. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new documentary on the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall will air on public television in October, but a free public preview was aired May 3 at the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall....

NAACP, St. Paul teachers team up to address Brown’s unfinished business

NAACP, St. Paul teachers team up to address Brown’s unfinished business

Jun. 4 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The St. Paul NAACP branch and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) recently have joined forces to work on local education issues. “We started talking this [past] winter” with the NAACP on working on...

Family, community mourn loss of 17-year-old shooting victim

Family, community mourn loss of 17-year-old shooting victim

Jun. 3 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Using a bullhorn brought by K.G. Wilson of Hope Ministries, 17-year-old Nehemiah Steverson’s stepmother Nekisha Bowman pleaded to the gathering outside their North Minneapolis home Monday, “If you know something,...

South West Light Rail advocates see gains  for communities of color

South West Light Rail advocates see gains for communities of color

Jun. 3 | By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   As Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council prepare to hear the public’s thoughts on the proposed South West Light Rail Transit (SWLRT), the effort to secure it has created some strange bedfellows. The...

Gregory Gray reflects on a lifetime of public service

Gregory Gray reflects on a lifetime of public service

May. 30 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   “I think the one thing that links most of my career in public service has been some type of advocacy or support for communities of color and low-income communities,” says Gregory Gray, looking back...

Africa is open for business

Africa is open for business

May. 29 | Forum touted benefits of investing in East Africa   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Several African-born persons “pitched” their native lands to Minnesotans at a recent African business forum. Commodities, vegetables and machinery...

Inside the Super Bowl bid

Inside the Super Bowl bid

May. 28 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Organizers of the 2018 Super Bowl, which the National Football League awarded to Minnesota last week, boast that it will be a “public-private partnership” expected to bring millions to the Twin Cities and integrate...