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President Obama’s visit to discuss gun violence disappoints

President Obama’s visit to discuss gun violence disappoints

Feb. 14 |   What joy and excitement energized the Black community, individuals and organizations alike, anticipating seeing and meeting the first African American president, Barrack Obama, in North Minneapolis when he was in town Monday, February 4 to make...

Pres. Obama visits Mpls promoting gun-control measures

Pres. Obama visits Mpls promoting gun-control measures

Feb. 13 | Missing from conversation: Black youth, the most likely victims of gun violence     News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   President Barack Obama’s visit to Minneapolis last week to discuss gun control and solutions to limit...

Minister celebrates his 105th birthday — Reverend Smith describes himself as a ‘late bloomer’

Minister celebrates his 105th birthday — Reverend Smith describes himself as a ‘late bloomer’

Jan. 30 |     By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer   On Saturday, January 19, Wayman AME Church in North Minneapolis played host to a glorious event that celebrated the 105th birthday of Reverend Noah Spencer Smith. The church was filled with...

No More Excuses

No More Excuses

Jan. 30 | Too many have sacrificed for us to give up now Most of the excuses we make up make it hard for our life on this earth. Everything that really matters we make excuses for: excuses why we won’t go to school, why we don’t listen to our parents, why...

Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

Jan. 16 |   Is a 32 percent people-of-color workforce goal overly optimistic?   News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The plans are in full swing for the new $975 million Vikings stadium. And yet again many in the Black community hold...

Northside pastors partner to increase number of Black homeowners

Northside pastors partner to increase number of Black homeowners

Jan. 16 |   Habitat for Humanity focuses on eight-block N. Mpls area damaged by tornado   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Homeownership among Blacks on the Northside has been waning in recent years, first because of the mortgage foreclosure crisis,...

Entrepreneur turns fetish into business opportunity

Entrepreneur turns fetish into business opportunity

Jan. 16 |   Divas in Motion brings unique shoe styles to Twin Cities   By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer   Divas in Motion is a small, intimate boutique located on the corner of 60th Street and Nicollet Avenue in South Minneapolis. It specializes...

Program helps young adults transition from  foster care to positive futures

Program helps young adults transition from foster care to positive futures

Jan. 2 |   By Makula Dunbar Contributing Writer     Contrary to how most people view it, Tiffany — a teen who’s just become familiar with the foster care system — says it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Making the shift...

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Dec. 12 | ACA advocates predict uninsured Blacks will drop from 20 to eight percent       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Greater United Way held a “community conversation” December 4 at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul on...

Letter to the Editor: Spike Moss:  a true hero

Letter to the Editor: Spike Moss: a true hero

Dec. 12 |   I came to Minnesota when I was 16 years old. I am now 50. Spike Moss was in charge of the WAY when I was a teenager. While he never seeks accolades, I think it is important that people know that Spike Moss was instrumental in saving so many...