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Happy 80th MSR!

Happy 80th MSR!

Aug. 27 | This month, the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder (MSR) celebrates 80 years of continuous publication. The MSR is the oldest Black business in the state of Minnesota and one of the oldest Black newspapers in the Midwest. The MSR building, located at 3744...

2014 All-Star Classic lineup

2014 All-Star Classic lineup

May. 7 | According to DEREK REUBEN, director of the Inner City All-Star Classic, the rosters are set for the annual boys’ and girls’ basketball contests featuring the metro area’s top seniors. Reuben, who was named the state’s Mr. Basketball after...

I remember when the community supported us

I remember when the community supported us

May. 6 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer   Conclusion of a series Last week: If the bridge is not built to reconnect these [incarcerated] brothers…in the end, the work being done in the community will become more difficult because a chain is only...

Gang summit in Mpls

Gang summit in Mpls

May. 6 | Preparing for summer 2014   The “invitation only” “North Side Safety Summit” (“Gang Summit”) was held April 18, 2014, in North Minneapolis at the School District’s West Broadway headquarters. The Star Tribune reported “why”...

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

May. 6 | One of the most critical, yet often overlooked aspects of poverty in this nation is the escalating incarceration rate of American citizens. The Justice Policy Institute notes that since 1970, the number of incarcerated Americans has grown nearly eight-fold...

Your work self: values at work

Your work self: values at work

May. 5 | Introducing a new column from a longtime MSR contributor     Now that you have started the journey toward self-sufficiency, you need to identify your values at work. Values are conditions and attributes which we consider necessary to our...

How to be a community activist: just show up

How to be a community activist: just show up

May. 5 | While speaking at a local college, I was recently asked a question by a student that I felt I would answer publicly. I was asked what does one have to do to become a community activist and how do you maintain your integrity once you become a community...

Lawyers of color names Levy-Pounds one of the most influential law professors in the U.S.

Lawyers of color names Levy-Pounds one of the most influential law professors in the U.S.

May. 5 | University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is one of the most influential young minority law professors in the country, according to media and research company Lawyers of Color. Levy-Pounds was named to the company’s “50...

Viola Wilder

Viola Wilder

May. 4 |   April 19, 1924 — April 28, 2014   Viola Wilder, beloved sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, age 90, of St. Paul died on April 28, 2014. She is survived by her brother Joe Wilder; also survived by a host of relatives and friends. Services...

Bertha Mae Johnson Smith

Bertha Mae Johnson Smith

May. 4 | February 12, 1920 — April 18, 2014 Bertha Mae Johnson Smith passed away peacefully at the golden age of 94 on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Bertha was the first African American school teacher in the Minneapolis Public School District. She was a...