‘Conscious consumers’ must do more than just shop right Tunde Wey, a Nigerian-born chef and activist, was the guest speaker at Seward Community Co-op’s Annual Owner Meeting held October 23 at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union in Minneapolis. Wey, who has lived in the U.S. since age 16, also planned the menu for […]
New grocery adapts to its community’s needs Wirth Cooperative Grocery opened this past August in a space on the first floor of the Commons at Penn, a building that sits on the corner of Penn Avenue North and Golden Valley Road in the Willard-Hay neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Its product offerings continue to evolve as […]
Masjid An-Nur targeted by White protester, but has support of community On Friday, August 20, around 2:45 pm, I was driving to the Cub Foods supermarket on West Broadway Avenue North. Taking the back way to the store, I drove north on Lyndale Avenue to turn west onto 18th Avenue to enter the store’s parking lot on its […]
News Analysis People of color stage marks 15 years at festival A question many people may have asked themselves when attending Twin Cities Pride this past weekend is, “Will it be different after Orlando?” The mass shooting attack on an Orlando, Florida LGBTQ nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 injured happened during the traditional […]
The first song I ever heard by Prince was “Soft and Wet,” his first soul chart hit, but at the time the song was being played on the Black station in Saginaw, Michigan where lived, I didn’t know who sang it.
Omaha, Nebraska, has a population about the size of Minneapolis, a little over 400,000, with a smaller percentage of African Americans, about 13 percent versus over 18 percent in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Comic Book Association (MCBA) holds two events a year that they say are “the largest comic book conventions in the Upper Midwest.” The first one of the year, MSP ComicCon, was held May 16-17 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Along with comic book and comic book-related dealers, fan groups and other organizations, MCBA says that MSPComicCon has more than 250 “creators” — comic book writers, artists and publishers both mainstream and independent.