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First Black member of the Minneapolis Club honored

First Black member of the Minneapolis Club honored

Aug. 5 | It recently came to the attention of officers of the Minneapolis Club that some of its previous members were not represented among the photos of the club’s membership hanging on its walls, including the club’s first African American member, Cecil...

MSR’s 19th Annual Graduation Celebration

MSR’s 19th Annual Graduation Celebration

May. 16 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer     On Tuesday, May 7, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) newspaper sponsored its 19th Annual Graduation Celebration to acknowledge African and African American senior students finishing high...

Empty seats

Empty seats

Mar. 20 |   By Kevin Reese Contributing Writer On February 7 and 8, 2014 there was a Black History Month celebration here at Lino Lakes Correctional Facility where I am currently housed. It was an amazing two-day event filled with heavyweight speakers,...

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....

What does the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce do for Black business?

What does the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce do for Black business?

Nov. 1 | Many Black business owners are not sure   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The overarching question of the MSR multi-part series on local Black businesses is, “Do Blacks support each other?” During our interviews with many local Black business...

Malls and misconceptions: Black-owned businesses face unique challenges

Malls and misconceptions: Black-owned businesses face unique challenges

Oct. 4 | Second in a series    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Black-owned businesses in Minnesota have grown steadily over a 20-year span. According to the U.S. Economic Census taken every five years, there were 4,024 Black businesses in 1997; then the...

MSR celebrates Minnesota’s Black businesses

MSR celebrates Minnesota’s Black businesses

Sep. 25 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Founded in 1934 by Cecil E. Newman, the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder (MSR) this summer entered its 79th year of publishing the state’s oldest Black weekly newspaper. Tracey Williams-Dillard, granddaughter of Newman,...

Jerry Freeman of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder talks about his new novel

Jerry Freeman of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder talks about his new novel

Apr. 3 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   It’s said that those who can, do, and that those who can’t, teach. In the publishing racket, more than one grousing writer would attest that those who can’t do, edit. Not the case with...

Cecil E. Newman documentary honors MSR founder’s birthday

Cecil E. Newman documentary honors MSR founder’s birthday

Jul. 18 | Beginning Wednesday, July 25, A Black History Chronicle Exclusive — Cecil E. Newman: The Friendship, the Life and the Legacy, a documentary produced by ShenaBarber.com Productions, will air on a number of websites and local cable channels. This...

KMOJ/MSR announce ‘positive’ partnership

KMOJ/MSR announce ‘positive’ partnership

Jun. 13 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Two local “heritage institutions” are now partners to “promote the positives” of the Black community. A new partnership between “the two giant media in the Black community” — the MSR...