On Saturday, February 25, a memorial fundraiser was held in honor of Taylor Simone Hayden, a 25-year-old Minnesota woman who was tragically killed in a senseless act of gun violence while visiting Atlanta, Georgia. Teachers, coaches, friends and loved ones shared some of their fondest memories of Taylor. MSR spoke with Erin Hayden, sister of […]
In response to results of the November 8 presidential election, over the past week protests have occurred both across the Twin Cities and the nation. Around 5000 protesters gathered near the University of Minnesota campus at 7:30 pm on November 11. They were marching to protest President-Elect Donald J. Trump. The march went into the […]
Warm Dark Dusk, a jazz music and dance production presented by Phyllis Productions that celebrates the poetry of Langston Hughes, is coming to a theater near you. Hughes, as described in the press release, is “one of the essential figures in American literature. His vision of America was as timely today as back in the […]
Pillsbury United Communities collaborated with the City of Minneapolis to host a recent Gun Buyback event at two Minneapolis fire stations, Station 14 in North Minneapolis and Station 17 in South Minneapolis. The response exceeded expectations. The initiative was a unique partnership with support from Mayor Betsy Hodges and included the Minneapolis Police Department, the […]
An event titled “Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Gender-Equity Style” was held at the State Capitol Building in St. Paul July 13. Moderating was Kabo Yang of Minnesota Women’s Consortium. One of the speakers at this discussion was Representative Rena Moran. Moran represents District 65A, one of three Black legislators and the only Black woman legislator. Moran […]
Shakia McDavid, the oldest sister of four brothers, describes herself as a leader. She explains that her leadership qualities come from her role as an older sister. And she credits the leadership qualities she developed with them for creating a path to running her own family car sales business. She says she refers to her […]
At the State Capitol on April 6 several leaders in the Black community held a press conference to unveil a United Black Legislative Agenda.
On Friday, March 25, an intimate crowd gathered to have lunch with Dr. Josie Johnson and Lena K. Gardner.
“I am not into waste. 1 don’t like seeing people waste time, food, and the biggest pet peeve of all, waste their talents and opportunities,” said Kevin Warren, chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings. These words have been Warren’s motto since the age of 12.
What better way to continue the conversation about Simone’s rich legacy than going to see to see the play Nina Simone: Four Women at Park Square Theater in St Paul?