But one doesn’t need a special occasion to enjoy the splendor of the Arboretum. And as autumn draws near, the lure of its sprawling grounds grows especially sweet with thoughts of apples, pumpkins and colorful leaves.
When a person says “bald woman,” or the more demeaning “bald-headed woman,” does anyone come to mind besides Grace Jones? For many, a person didn’t come to mind at all, just a word: cancer.
On November 7, 2017 Andrea Jenkins made history by becoming the first African American transgender woman elected to the council of a major city. On January 8, 2018, Jenkins was elected vice president of the Minneapolis City Council. She says her role on the council is just one of many in a continuum of supporting […]
During the second half of Grease at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, audience members are entertained with the voice of an angel — a teen angel to be exact. Kasano Mwanza steals the show with a soulful performance of “Beauty School Dropout.” “We all know the Frankie Valli version, which is great, and it’s sort of this […]
Coal use losing ground During the picture perfect summer weekend of September 9-10, along the bank of the of the Mississippi at St. Paul’s Harriet Island Park, it was hard to imagine that at the opposite end of the country southerners were dealing with a hurricane and storm crisis. At the 28th Annual Energy Fair, […]
After 17 years at Pillsbury United Communities (PUC), Chanda Smith Baker, current president and CEO of the nonprofit, is moving on to the Minneapolis Foundation. Born and raised in North Minneapolis and a third generation North High graduate, she hails from a family that has always put community first. Her new position, senior vice president […]
The May edition of the Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women (OESW) newsletter focused on equity in news reporting in women’s and men’s sports. Comparing four news publications — Sports Illustrated, Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune and the MSR — their research showed that only one of the publications — the MSR — […]
Since 1967, the Capri Theatre has brought local and national performers and celebrities to its stage in North Minneapolis. On Tuesday, May 23, nonprofit AARP, an organization that represents people aged 50 and older, brought Holly Robinson Peete of The Talk and 21 Jumpstreet to the Capri’s stage for a conversation on family caregiving. “I […]
In MN, state leaders are ‘back to being comfortable with disparities’ On May 2, the National Urban League released its annual “State of Black America” report. Its Equality Index of Black America (2016-2017) looked at progress or decline on issues including civic engagement, economics, education, health and social justice. While African Americans scored high and […]
Nonprofits and educators are always looking for ways to increase funding for their programs, but many of them lack the skills to write the grants to secure those funds, leaving them to use some of their much-needed resources to pay someone else to do it. Jonathan C. W. Jones meets those needs through his workshops […]