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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...

Equity in light rail postponed again

Equity in light rail postponed again

May. 22 | The Star Tribune ran stories last week about light rail in the metro area. The real interpretation: purposeful denial, again, of light rail equity for North Minneapolis. Star Tribune reported, May 12, 2014, that African Americans believe North Minneapolis...

Royal Red Hat Sabathanettes celebrate sisterhood and bonding

Royal Red Hat Sabathanettes celebrate sisterhood and bonding

May. 1 | Local society chapter is 10 years strong and growing   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Royal Red Hat Sabathanettes’ members Clara Tims and Allie JacoxPhoto courtesy of Clara Tims The Royal Red Hat Sabathanettes’ April...

New mayor challenges Mpls to unite across  racial, cultural boundaries

New mayor challenges Mpls to unite across racial, cultural boundaries

Jan. 10 | Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, during her inaugural address Monday morning in the rotunda of Minneapolis City Hall, spoke of three major goals to help make Minneapolis more than just a great city: growing the city, running it well, and eliminating...

Mayor-elect looks ahead to new job: ‘I’m very, very excited’

Mayor-elect looks ahead to new job: ‘I’m very, very excited’

Dec. 18 | First order of business: addressing the racial achievement gap   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Betsy Hodges remarked last week that she doesn’t recall ever before meeting in the small den-like room on the third floor of City Hall....

Chief Janeé Harteau is doing a good job

Chief Janeé Harteau is doing a good job

Nov. 20 | No need to replace her   Minneapolis celebrates the election of its second female in the history of City Government, Betsy Hodges, bringing discussion about her representing diversity balance. Really? How, when for the next four years there...

Former mayor to mayor-elect: Get public support for a change agenda

Former mayor to mayor-elect: Get public support for a change agenda

Nov. 20 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis in a few weeks will see a new mayor and several new faces on the city council. Betsy Hodges was elected the city’s first White female mayor, and the election also achieved three other “firsts”...

Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges: two-term Minneapolis City Council member

Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges: two-term Minneapolis City Council member

Oct. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges pledges that if elected next month she will ensure that city residents will be involved in all decisions. “It’s important to get community input on everything we do in the City,”...

North Minneapolis mayoral forum disappoints community members

North Minneapolis mayoral forum disappoints community members

Oct. 24 | (top-bottom) Mark Andrew, Betsy Hodges, Jackie Cherryhomes, Don Samuels, Stephanie Woodruff     By Helen Duritsa Contributing Writer   When DeVon Nolen asked her question on food justice at the October 8 mayoral candidate forum at Folwell...

Mayoral forum focused on Mpls communities of color — Candidates acknowledged inequities but lacked solutions

Mayoral forum focused on Mpls communities of color — Candidates acknowledged inequities but lacked solutions

Jun. 12 |     By Jamal Denman Online Editor   On Thursday, June 6, the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis hosted the One MPLS Mayoral Forum, giving candidate hopefuls the opportunity to address the questions and concerns of members...