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Northside hoops league starts teaching the game young

Northside hoops league starts teaching the game young

May. 8 |         While the NBA and NHL playoffs are well underway, the NABA is winding down its regular season. The North Area Basketball Association (NABA) has been playing Saturday morning games at North High School since late March....

Minneapolis Public Schools brings on new head of athletics

Minneapolis Public Schools brings on new head of athletics

Apr. 24 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Minneapolis City Conference once was considered the jewel of high school conferences around the state.  Unfortunately, various factors over the years have contributed to its slowly decreasing...

We must produce the schools Minneapolis needs

We must produce the schools Minneapolis needs

Apr. 10 |     By Bernadeia H. Johnson, Ed.D. Guest Commentator   Our world has been changing at a pace that most of us struggle to comprehend. It is full of products and services that simply did not exist a few years ago. We now engage one another...

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Mar. 27 |   Can the new ‘Black agenda’ move the community forward?    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There was nothing new revealed last week during the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) Lobby Day at the State Capitol presenting their Black...

Way to Grow shows one way to close  the achievement gap

Way to Grow shows one way to close the achievement gap

Mar. 21 | Intensive home program supports students and their families     News Analysis By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Way to Grow Executive Director Carolyn Smallwood is passionate about the community empowerment institution. Sitting in...

MPS revising Black history curriculum

MPS revising Black history curriculum

Feb. 27 |   Mahmoud El-Kati calls for a ‘radical’ change to educating youth     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Following two recent incidents that occurred at Minneapolis high schools — a Black doll hung by the neck from a...

South High food fight gives voice to Somali student’s frustrations

South High food fight gives voice to Somali student’s frustrations

Feb. 27 | One student response to turmoil is to “mix it up” culturally   By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “We don’t feel safe,” said 16-year-old Kowsar Mohamed, a Somali student at South High, during a recent press conference addressing...

Financial aid workshops, free ACT exams to boost college applications

Financial aid workshops, free ACT exams to boost college applications

Feb. 20 | Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is sending a strong message to students, families, staff members and the community that we believe it is imperative that all students be prepared for college, career and life. Providing more students with the right...

Letter to the Editor: Honoring our community leaders

Letter to the Editor: Honoring our community leaders

Jan. 23 |     I am honoring the late Evelyn Eubanks as my local hero. For those of you who never had the opportunity to meet this dedicated leader, you missed out on a great thing.  Evelyn was a tireless activist in the education of our children....

Press conference on Mpls high school racial incident held at MSR

Press conference on Mpls high school racial incident held at MSR

Jan. 22 |   A press conference about a recent racially charged incident at Washburn High School in Minneapolis was held Tuesday, January 22 at the MSR office. As told in a press release issued by Minneapolis Public Schools, on Friday, January 11,...