On Friday, February 26, an organization NABA, (National Association of Black Accountants Inc.), Twin Cities Chapter, hosted “Spoken Word and Movie Night,” honoring Black History month at The New Century Theater, located in downtown Minneapolis.
A man full of creativity, artistic drive, talent, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Charles Johnson is most recognized by the way that he dresses.
G.E.A.R. U.P. (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) was formed and put into place in 1993 by then-president Bill Clinton and Congressman Chaka Fattah, to assist first-generation, low-income, and under-served youth to get ready for post-secondary educational opportunities.
The University of Liberia Alumni Chorus (ULAC) was formed in 2009 by a group of Liberians who had decided to leave the country because of civil unrest, turmoil and war.
Since February 2015, Rosa Bogar, a local educator, has used the phrase “Black Lives Matter” for a campaign that focuses on the vital importance of one’s cultural history.
This intergenerational child care center opened July 20 and is currently seeking participants heading into the 2015-2016 school year. Olu’s Center provides care for children six weeks to three years of age, preschool for children ages three to six, and before and after school care for children age six to 12.
The four-day festival, held on the Northside of Minneapolis, was very successful and well attended, even with Saturday’s very punishing heat index. The ole-school hip hop showcase on Saturday featured rap legend, Kool Moe Dee who took the stage at 6 pm. He possessed the power and ability to cool the North High School football field down.
Born Mohandes Dewese in 1952, it was immediately apparent at the top of his performance that this 52-year-old rap legend has barely slowed down. He continues to fascinate the hip hop world, showing why he was the first rapper to perform at the Grammy Awards.
The MSR once labeled Mr. J. MOST the busiest man in Twin Cities show business. He sponsors many events in the Twin Cities that aid organizations committed to helping fight various illnesses and debilitating conditions, such as last November’s Fashion Show fundraiser that raised money for a homeless, transitional housing nonprofit in St. Paul. This year another Fashion Show fundraiser is planned to help cancer survivors in recovery.
On June 17, nine African Americans were murdered at The Mother Emanuel AME Church, located in Charleston, South Carolina.
The 29th annual Juneteenth festival kicked off Saturday, June 20 at North Mississippi River Park in North Minneapolis. Close to 200 attendees gathered to celebrate the occasion, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.