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Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Dec. 11 | Nelson Mandela, the icon who led the emancipation of South Africa from White minority rule and became South Africa’s first Black president, was both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an emblem of dignity and abstention. Imagine being...

No candidates of color for Mpls Park Board elections

No candidates of color for Mpls Park Board elections

Jun. 26 | MPRB commissioners make ‘huge decisions’ affecting Black youth   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   East Phillips Park in MinneapolisPhoto by Jamal Denman   All nine Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)commissioner seats...

Community involvement now  emphasized in Mpls Park  Board planning

Community involvement now emphasized in Mpls Park Board planning

Jun. 5 |     By Jamal Denman Online Editor   Over the years, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has had its fair share of critics. Often the criticism has come from residents concerned about the amount of effort the Board and its...

Many unaware of Park Board’s huge impact on inner-city youth

Many unaware of Park Board’s huge impact on inner-city youth

Jun. 5 | Candidates of color encouraged to run for commissioner seats   News Analysis By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The public positions on this November fifth’s Minneapolis municipal ballot to which candidates will be seeking election will include...

Park Board as ‘hostile workplace’ revisited

Park Board as ‘hostile workplace’ revisited

May. 8 |       MPRB officials, NAACP see positive change; workers still ambivalent     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The MSR last year published a series of stories on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) about unfair...

Youth sports build more than just muscle — Laverne Turner helps students achieve academic success, learn leadership skills

Youth sports build more than just muscle — Laverne Turner helps students achieve academic success, learn leadership skills

Apr. 3 |     By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer    As a youth, local community leader Laverne Turner was heavily involved in organized team sports, and he remembers how positive an impact it had on him growing up. As an adult in 2003, he says...

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Sep. 12 | Some employees find workplace still hostile  By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since MSR’s January 5 exclusive article on racial discrimination against current and former Black Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) employees, MPRB...

Advertorial – Students look forward to what comes next

Advertorial – Students look forward to what comes next

Jun. 27 |             Congratulations, graduates! Each spring, our preschool students visit kindergarten classrooms to get a sense of what they can expect from the coming year’s big transition. They embrace their day-long challenge...

Mpls Park Board says ‘climate’ change is underway

Mpls Park Board says ‘climate’ change is underway

Feb. 8 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since the MSR’s January 4  article “Black employees call Minneapolis Park Board a ‘toxic workplace,’” Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) officials say they have already undertaken...

Black employees call Mpls Park Board a “Toxic Workplace”

Black employees call Mpls Park Board a “Toxic Workplace”

Jan. 4 |     NAACP acts on numerous complaints from workers and customers   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A six-month Minneapolis NAACP investigation into employment conditions among African Americans at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation...
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