Since 2016, the two nonprofits have run Produce Share Program, a partnership to grow fresh produce for SCHS patients as well as provide health education and help improve life for everyday folk living in South Minneapolis.
Standup comic Ci Ci, a veteran of 25 years, has carved out a career as an ace cutup. Nine months ago, Khadijah decided to directly follow suit, taking to the stage, trying her hand at humor.
But Burton, a recovering addict and former convict, turned the strength of prevailing against personal adversity into a resource for others to do the same.
The Twin Cities’ region has been criticized as sorely lacking in diversity at its educational institutions, but Dr. Everett feels he’s not coming in to fix a system that isn’t working. To the contrary, he’s focused on strengthening a model that already honors cultural differences.
The colorful tradition of Black women and elaborate hats reportedly dates back to ancient Egypt. In America, enslaved Black women were allowed to don decorative caps and hats for Sunday worship service.
Toward which end Pittman and Boudah will also host a Writer’s Boot Camp, a 90-minute crash course for fledgling writers. Registered participants will hear from a team of experts about editing, writing and marketing a manuscript, and how to publish.
BVMM sponsored the evening at the Minneapolis Urban League, hosted by Robbins and activist Bill English and moderated by former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton.
As of 2017, Minnesota’s unenviable track record made it the nation’s second-most unequal state (just after Wisconsin). An inRead study measured disparity gaps between Black and White residents in, amongst other areas, unemployment, income, education and homeownership.
Those for whom Double Exposure resonates will appreciate, indeed, admire the compelling authenticity by which photographer John F. Glanton captured an unprecedented window, lensing this bygone Twin Cities era.
“We also wanted to add visibility. There is not a strong awareness of people of color within this space.”