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People of color seek an environmental message that includes them

People of color seek an environmental message that includes them

Dec. 26 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   It is easy to dismiss the environmental movement. It seems that so many of the messages that come from environmentalists are related to things that are defined as White or ideas that are not of any concern...

Historical background of African American cooperatives

Historical background of African American cooperatives

Dec. 11 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   Mary Alice Smalls was a member of the New Riverside Café, a workers’ cooperative in the Cedar-Riverside community in the 1970s. Known as the Haight–Ashbury of the Midwest, Cedar-Riverside was a national...

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

Nov. 27 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer     “There were two African American owned co-ops in the Twin Cities,” according to Gary Cunningham, former staff of the old Bryant-Central co-op. Gary’s uncle, Moe Burton, was the energy behind...

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Nov. 13 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   “Will the store cause a rise in rents?” one community resident asked during the July public meeting about Seward Community Co-op’s plan to open a store across from Sabathani Community Center....

Wilder Foundation hosts unFRAMED conversations

Wilder Foundation hosts unFRAMED conversations

Sep. 4 | (upper left, clockwise) Jason Sole, LaDonna Redmond, Babara Epps, Spike Moss, Photos by Jamal Denman Blacks discuss Zimmerman verdict’s effects on youth   By Jamal Denman Online Editor     On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the...

March on Washington – 50 years later

March on Washington – 50 years later

Aug. 22 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. set the stage for the environmental justice movement   I  was not alive August 28, 1963. The March on Washington was held 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and eight years to the date of the lynching...

Climate change is the defining issue of our time

Climate change is the defining issue of our time

May. 29 |     During his State of the Union address, President Barak Obama proposed that the United States take the lead internationally to address climate change. He quoted John F. Kennedy, who said, “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may...

The politics of the plate — Big money talks in limiting your right to know what you are eating

The politics of the plate — Big money talks in limiting your right to know what you are eating

May. 21 |     When we are told to watch what we eat, many of us are counting calories. We are told to count the amount of fat, sodium or sugar in our food. Research says that tracking food in this manner helps us make better food choices possible. Yet...

First annual Baraza conference ‘a huge success’

First annual Baraza conference ‘a huge success’

Nov. 15 | Event launches movement to improve Black women’s health and wellness   Part 2 — see part one in the current print edition of the MSR By Robin James Contributing Writer The October 6 Baraza Conference presentation by Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya,...

Conference brings Black environmental thought to Twin Cities

Conference brings Black environmental thought to Twin Cities

Sep. 26 | Everyday Black folks missing from the eco-dialogue By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Tuskegee University hosted the first-ever Black Environmental Thought (BET) conference in 2007. The University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Center hosted...
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