The oldest cemetery member is Morgan Jones, a former slave of a Virginia tobacco field who moved to Minnesota after gaining his freedom. Jones lived in Minnesota for 44 years as a free man. He died in 1906 at the age of 101.
Sister Spokesman keeps growing to meet Black women’s needs and interests High praise comes from Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Publisher and CEO Tracey Williams-Dillard when speaking about the Medtronic Foundation, crediting Jacob Gale, the foundation’s vice president of philanthropy, with making a strong effort to support communities of color. The Spokesman-Recorder nonprofit has benefited from Foundation support […]
A bitter cold draped “Salute to Prince” night at Super Bowl Live in downtown Minneapolis on Monday evening. It was cold enough that the singers seemed unable to perform without mentioning the dire weather. But even with the frigid four-degree temperature steadily dropping into the night, the cold couldn’t stop attendees from dancing and reminiscing. […]
Community living is becoming popular around the nation, which makes it easier for individuals who have a common purpose to come together to support and strengthen one another. So it is for Central Village Housing (CVH), providing a holistic wellness approach to women in transformation. Bernard Jones and his wife Georgia have owned and operated […]
E.G. Bailey has experienced family dementia first-hand with his grandmother and then his aunt. Bailey said, “My aunt’s progression was really quick; she was diagnosed in the early stages of dementia in her late 50s and died within three years.” Born and raised in Liberia, Bailey moved to the United States at age 10 with […]
Greater Twin Cities United Way’s new mission is to “galvanize the community to build pathways towards prosperity and equity for all.” This new mission has led to implementing college partnership programs and youth LGBTQ partnership programs, just to name a few new initiatives. Over a hundred years old, Greater Twin Cities United Way is one […]
Program is first to focus on African Americans Quietly unique in who it serves, Dorothea Harris’ Volunteers of America (VOA) — Minnesota office has until recently operated at 36th and Bryant Avenue in South Minneapolis for about 18 months. Harris says with pride, “We are the only African American Caregiver and Dementia project in the […]
Candidates for mayor of Minneapolis held a forum at a Minneapolis Public Housing Authority highrise in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, October 24, sponsored by the Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council, a citywide resident organization. The panelists addressed funding for public housing, public safety, transportation and other audience concerns. Once rolling, candidate Al Flowers pointed out how […]