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Ford Foundation’s new president: ‘This is not about our brand’

Ford Foundation’s new president: ‘This is not about our brand’

Dec. 27 | Favors ‘programs…informed by those affected whom we seek to empower’ Editor’s Note: In September, 2013, Darren Walker (DW) became the second African American and 10th president of the Ford Foundation, America’s second largest philanthropy...

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”...

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

Oct. 16 | Critics say Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ad campaign misfires with communities of color   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange program, debuted the signup process on October 1. Officials during...

There’s no love in the gang

There’s no love in the gang

May. 8 |   Summer’s coming soon — time for any conscious or concerned parents to make a decision. Young boys and girls must make a decision, too. There’s no love in street organization or what people call gangs. It’s time to step away, get out...

Early childhood education: What does culture have to do with it?

Early childhood education: What does culture have to do with it?

Mar. 6 |     News Analysis By Sheila Regan Contributing Writer   How do varying cultural backgrounds affect the need for and the value of early education? What we’re missing, said Betty Emarita at a February 8 forum on early childhood education,...

Gypsies, Jews, Hmong and Blacks — diasporas of the unwanted

Gypsies, Jews, Hmong and Blacks — diasporas of the unwanted

Jan. 9 |   When I was a little girl, people would ask, “What nationality are you?” That is to say, to what tribe do I belong? What is my country of origin? Belonging is tribe, blood and culture, not necessarily territory and certainly not based on...

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Oct. 10 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   On Thursday, October 11, between 6:30 and 8:30 pm, the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis will host a unique red-carpet event. Guests will be greeted at the door, and as they arrive their entrance will...

Phillips scholars create summer programs for  youth, families

Phillips scholars create summer programs for youth, families

Sep. 12 |   Jazmine Darden designed a summer program to encourage urban students, including many students of color, to learn more about opportunities in the STEM fields, specifically engineering. Through “Bridgin’ the Gap,” students in kindergarten...

On crime, racism, and distrust of police

On crime, racism, and distrust of police

Aug. 29 |   “When you shoot somebody, that’s not the only person that you’re killing.”   — Nona Gaye, Marvin Gaye’s daughter, testifying after his death   I attended a neighborhood meeting on racism. Afterward I mentioned the comments...