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Mpls civil rights director to ‘ride herd’ on hiring goals

Mpls civil rights director to ‘ride herd’ on hiring goals

Apr. 10 |     But reporting specifically on hiring of Blacks still won’t happen     By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   Minneapolis Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel pledged recently that her department will have a “distinct presence”...

South Mpls grandmother spared eviction by Occupy campaign

South Mpls grandmother spared eviction by Occupy campaign

Mar. 27 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   Above, supporters rally outside Gayle Lindsey’s home; right, Gayle Lindsey with megaphonePhotos by Chris Juhn After a public pressure campaign led by Occupy Homes MN ’s Foreclosure and Eviction...

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...

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...

Back in the Day gathering celebrates S. Mpls

Back in the Day gathering celebrates S. Mpls

Sep. 20 |   On Saturday, September 1 at Phelps Park on 39th and Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis, the Third Annual Back in the Day gathering was held to reunite people who grew up in the community with youth and elders. Approximately 400 people attended...

Hip hop classes nurture creative expression

Hip hop classes nurture creative expression

Aug. 8 |   This summer’s round of Hip Hop, History and the Arts came to a close with “Youth Performance Series (Act 5)” on August 3, 6:30 pm at Watershed High School.Photo by James L. Stroud, Jr. By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Arriving...

Hometown star athlete shares the wealth

Hometown star athlete shares the wealth

Jul. 11 |     On Friday, July 6, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. (standing at center in left photo, with basketball in right photo) shared his success with his old neighborhood by donating a new basketball court to Martin Luther...

Sugarhill Gang: still getting played, not getting paid—Film shows hip hop pioneers’ fight for music rights

Sugarhill Gang: still getting played, not getting paid—Film shows hip hop pioneers’ fight for music rights

Mar. 7 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2011 documentary I Want My Name Back makes its Minnesota premiere March 14 at the Trylon Microcinema in South Minneapolis. It documents the rise and fall of the Sugarhill Gang, which is widely...

MAD DADS  still saving lives, fighting crime

MAD DADS still saving lives, fighting crime

Nov. 16 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   “I was tired of seeing our youth in the community hopeless, lost without leadership and fatherless.” That could be just about anyone talking about conditions that have gone on in Black...
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