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Sabathani appoints interim executive director

Sabathani appoints interim executive director

Aug. 14 |     Sabathani Community Center has announced that Lissa Jones has been appointed as the facility’s interim executive director as the board launches an executive search. Her role will include providing executive-level support and conducting...

Media justice activists develop racial equity pledge

Media justice activists develop racial equity pledge

Dec. 12 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nearly 50 persons attended “A Gathering for Media Justice” held last weekend at Hamline University for community members and local non-mainstream media representatives. Sponsored by Community Action...

Chasing the tornado money

Chasing the tornado money

Jul. 11 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer and  Jerry Freeman Senior Editor   Almost immediately after the tornado struck North Minneapolis in May 2011, the Minneapolis Foundation established its Minnesota Helps Fund and raised $1,756,060...

Waste disposal poses pollution threat to Northsiders

Waste disposal poses pollution threat to Northsiders

Apr. 11 |           News Analysis By Lissa Jones Contributing Writer   Proposals are currently under consideration to significantly increase emissions from Minneapolis polluters that have a disproportionate impact on low-income...

From tragedy comes a demand for change

From tragedy comes a demand for change

Apr. 11 |       The murder of Trayvon Martin is a horrible reality that the people of the village are almost desensitized to, as murder isn’t an anomaly for too many of us. At the same time, like the deaths of Malcolm and Martin, Trayvon’s...

Wake up!  We’re still invisible!

Wake up! We’re still invisible!

Mar. 28 |     “There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.” – Fannie Lou Hamer   Last night’s “Urban Agenda” radio show was one of those that unfolds as it is in motion, a potpourri...

Our history is the shield of our resistance

Our history is the shield of our resistance

Feb. 22 |   A month or so ago, a wonderful woman reached out to me on Facebook to invite me to a screening of the new documentary Slavery by Another Name. It so happened that I saw the chance to preview it tonight as I was thinking about what to offer...

Book shines with stories of the  Great Migration of Blacks to the North

Book shines with stories of the Great Migration of Blacks to the North

Feb. 15 |     A book review By Lissa Jones Contributing Writer   The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Random House, 2010) is authored by Isabel Wilkerson, the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer...

What you can do to preserve Black history — and why you should

What you can do to preserve Black history — and why you should

Feb. 8 |     ”When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the...

Women ADVANCE to take the lead

Women ADVANCE to take the lead

Jan. 25 |     A primarily Black Urban Women’s Movement is officially launched   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   On Saturday, January 21, approximately 200 people — overwhelmingly women, predominantly African American, with...