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Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Sep. 17 | Outreach department works to reconcile cultural differences   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer First of a two-part story Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges since her election nearly a year ago has made racial equity a cornerstone of her administration....

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,...

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...

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”...