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Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Oct. 10 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   On Thursday, October 11, between 6:30 and 8:30 pm, the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis will host a unique red-carpet event. Guests will be greeted at the door, and as they arrive their entrance will...

Black RN starts health academy to  increase profession’s diversity

Black RN starts health academy to increase profession’s diversity

Sep. 5 |   Even with stellar success, she struggles to keep school open By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   Rachelle Simmons has been a nurse for 23 years. “I grew up in St. Paul’s Summit/University neighborhood. And I always knew the...

Most agree MCTC needs  more faculty of color

Most agree MCTC needs more faculty of color

Jul. 11 |       By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer In last week’s story, one former and two current faculty members questioned Minneapolis Community & Technical College’s commitment to creating a diverse faculty. What may contribute...

Andrew Young: Public projects (like stadiums) should invest where most needed

Andrew Young: Public projects (like stadiums) should invest where most needed

Jun. 6 |     By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   Former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, as featured keynote speaker at last Thursday’s 2012 Minneapolis Urban League Gala “Picking up the Torch,” offered an example of how a public...

Unique school educates  two generations

Unique school educates two generations

May. 9 |     Helping young mothers graduate and parent their children are priorities   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   While walking down the halls of Broadway High School at Longfellow, where Lutunji Abram, M.A. works, one...

Rep. Allen’s legislative agenda:  social and economic justice

Rep. Allen’s legislative agenda: social and economic justice

Mar. 28 |       She credits her district’s support for progressive candidates   By Vickie Evans-Nash  Contributing Writer   When former state representative Jeff Hayden was sworn in last October as State Senator Jeff Hayden, his...

Banquet celebrates women who not only survived, but thrive

Banquet celebrates women who not only survived, but thrive

Mar. 8 |     By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer On Saturday, March 17, National Empowerment Group, Inc. in partnership with R&B entertainer J. MOST will be honoring 10 women for their work and breaking their silence on domestic abuse. The...

Wanted: Northside residents with passion for helping families

Wanted: Northside residents with passion for helping families

Feb. 29 |     African American community members deliver message of the Zone   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer  Later this summer, the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) will be hiring just under 30 people to fill new employment slots....

Northside Achievement Zone envisions a ‘tipping-point’ of success

Northside Achievement Zone envisions a ‘tipping-point’ of success

Feb. 22 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   Over the next five years, just over 1,000 families in an 18-by-13-block area of North Minneapolis will be participating in a $28 million social experiment. What is at stake is much more than...

Main Street Project tackles array of justice issues

Main Street Project tackles array of justice issues

Jan. 11 |   Empowerment at the grassroots is their forte   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   Main Street Project is a grassroots organizing initiative with three primary areas of interest: economic justice, civic engagement and media...