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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...

‘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...

A silent campaign for the Mpls Board of Education election

A silent campaign for the Mpls Board of Education election

Apr. 2 |             Let life be breathed into the education debate. At stake are not only the lives of our children but also the prosperity and happiness killed by the poverty in our urban neighborhoods. I recommend that the...

Marrow transplant recipient finds a way to pay it forward

Marrow transplant recipient finds a way to pay it forward

Mar. 26 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Cherise Rachel Vincent isn’t merely a presence in the room. She commands it. A lithe 5’5”, fluidly articulate with a pleasant yet frank demeanor, she arrests attention with understated authority. Which...

Inquiring minds!

Inquiring minds!

Mar. 13 |               1. Who owns the Sabathani Community Center Building? (W. 38th & 3rd Street) 2. Who owns the two Minneapolis Urban League Buildings? (corner of Plymouth and Penn Avenue N. and 38th St. and 4th Avenue) 3....

Communities of color receive 750K to promote MNsure

Communities of color receive 750K to promote MNsure

Feb. 12 | Website frustrations may have ‘scared off’ some Black enrollees   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Open enrollment for MNsure, the state’s health insurance marketplace, closes March 31. Stairstep Foundation President Alfred Babington-Johnson...

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Jan. 29 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer Matt Little is gone, leaving a legendary legacy. He was widely renowned and will be well remembered as a Civil Rights Era icon who held a soul-deep commitment to empowering the African American community....

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Jul. 10 |   Enrollment in new MN health insurance exchange begins in October          By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be in full force sooner rather than later, and U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison...

Family suspects police cover-up in Terrance Franklin shooting

Family suspects police cover-up in Terrance Franklin shooting

Jun. 5 |   Uncle says ‘crazed individual’ profiled in media is not his nephew       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Something happened May 10 after he allegedly was earlier involved in a theft. Exactly what happened in the basement...

Does Minnesota need a ‘13th’ grade?

Does Minnesota need a ‘13th’ grade?

May. 15 |     By Donald Allen Contributing Writer   The Minnesota House of Representatives have enacted a bill attempting to establish a “13th” grade pilot project based in north Minneapolis. The bill, H.F. 1149 is part of an education and...