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Conference recruited fighters for War on Poverty

Conference recruited fighters for War on Poverty

Jun. 3 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Fifty years ago, in 1964, then-president Lyndon Johnson mobilized the resources of the U.S government to engage in his historic War on Poverty, saying, “The richest nation on earth can afford to win it....

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...

Dialogue now focused on how best to strengthen, not eliminate,  state ethnic councils

Dialogue now focused on how best to strengthen, not eliminate, state ethnic councils

May. 21 | No final decision expected until the 2014-15 legislative session   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   As previously reported in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the legislative audit of the Minnesota councils of color created quite a stir,...

‘Now is the time’ to diversify the MPD

‘Now is the time’ to diversify the MPD

Apr. 30 |  Veteran officers campaign to bring more women and people of color into the Mpls police force   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   It is no secret that historically the relationship between the Minneapolis Police Department and communities...

McDonald: Folding the Council on Black Minnesotans into the  State Human  Rights Department is a bad idea

McDonald: Folding the Council on Black Minnesotans into the State Human Rights Department is a bad idea

Apr. 28 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last week, Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) Executive Directory Edward McDonald responded to an audit release by the Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor’s (OLA) in March (See MSR April...

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...

NAACP Labor Chair is ready to fight for jobs

NAACP Labor Chair is ready to fight for jobs

Apr. 21 | She says no one would call her a ‘well behaved’ woman The new faces of the Mpls NAACP: MSR’s story on the new officers of the Minneapolis Branch of the NAACP (“Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members,” Feb. 27) revealed among other things...

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...

Given much, foundation manager is passionate about giving back

Given much, foundation manager is passionate about giving back

Apr. 9 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Tolá Oyewole is a self-described hard worker: “I am a hard worker almost to a fault,” she says. Over the years, many Twin Cities-area organizations and companies have benefited from Oyewole’s hard...

NanoDay returns to Sabathani Community Center

NanoDay returns to Sabathani Community Center

Apr. 2 |                 By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   On Saturday, April 5, the 3rd annual NanoDay event will return to the Sabathani Community Center.   What is NanoDay? NanoDay brings together...