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Director defends Council on Black Minnesotans: ‘We’re doing it’

Director defends Council on Black Minnesotans: ‘We’re doing it’

Apr. 22 | ‘We’re growing our community. We’re determined.  We know we can do even more.’   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In March, the Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor’s (OLA) released their audit of Minnesota’s...

State auditor clarifies intent: Make ‘minority councils’ better,   more effective

State auditor clarifies intent: Make ‘minority councils’ better, more effective

Apr. 10 | Legislature, governor’s office partly to blame for problems   Second  of a  three-part story   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In last week’s issue of the MSR, we detailed the points made by the Minnesota’s Office of the...

Audit questions need for Council on Black Minnesotans

Audit questions need for Council on Black Minnesotans

Apr. 2 | Council director calls the report ‘flawed,’ its recommendations ‘a disgrace’   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Earlier this month, Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) released its annual audit of the four “minority...

Celebrate and take action during Black History Month

Celebrate and take action during Black History Month

Feb. 12 |                 By Lucinda Jesson and Edward McDonald Guest Commentators     Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the rich accomplishments of African Americans. Many of the 311,000...

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Feb. 12 | During February, Black History Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Council on Black Minnesotans, and several nonprofit and community organizations are working together to encourage families to adopt children waiting in the foster...

The MSR 2013 year in review

The MSR 2013 year in review

Dec. 26 | The local Black press continues to publish stories “from our own lens”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer This year, 2013, was historic as well as a year-long full of highs and lows: Two MSR reporters were among the national and international...

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Mar. 27 |   Can the new ‘Black agenda’ move the community forward?    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There was nothing new revealed last week during the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) Lobby Day at the State Capitol presenting their Black...

Council on Black Minnesotans has new director, new agenda, new vision to get beyond tolerance

Council on Black Minnesotans has new director, new agenda, new vision to get beyond tolerance

Mar. 13 |           Edward McDonaldPhoto by James L. Stroud, Jr. By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   In October 2012, Edward McDonald was appointed director of the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM). The process began when he...