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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...

In memory of three great men

In memory of three great men

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   We lost three individuals this April; I personally didn’t know each of them, but came close to meeting one of them. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. died April 6 of...

When good people essentially do nothing

When good people essentially do nothing

Nov. 14 |     Power, politics, and policy and the influence they have over African American people   Many children win medals for being the fastest runner in their school, yet for two siblings who attended a Crow Wing County school in Minnesota,...

Where are all the teachers of color in Mpls and St. Paul schools?

Where are all the teachers of color in Mpls and St. Paul schools?

Nov. 7 | First of a two-part story By Alleen Brown Contributing Writer   …In St. Paul 15 percent of teachers are not White, compared to 76 percent of students. In Minneapolis, 17 percent of teachers are not White, compared to 65 percent of students. Minneapolis...