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First annual Moms Rock! Expo aims to connect and empower moms

Twila Dang

“This is a time for moms to say: ‘We deserve two days to get out, go downtown, hang out with some new people, and really find out…what we don’t know,’” said founder and producer of Moms Rock! Expo Sharon Smith-Akinsanya. Attendees can expect to be “inspired by celebrity mom keynotes, real talk panels, cooking demos, and career corner information.” Continue Reading →

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Program offers safe refuge for Black women living with HIV/AIDS

Shanasha Whitson

Shanasha Whitson is the WILLOW program coordinator at the Minnesota African American AIDS Task Force (AAATF). WILLOW, which has been around for three years, used to be a four-week program. It was formed by women who are HIV positive for other women who are HIV positive. Continue Reading →

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Sister Spokesman: “Networking with Purpose” — meet the panelists

LaJuana Whitmore

Sister Spokesman plans to bring three fantastic panelists to the “Networking with Purpose” event held at Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, March 7. Each panelist will offer her own perspective about the power of networking. This month we have LaJuana Whitmore, Bianca “Cali” Lewis and Angela Harmon. Continue Reading →

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Seward Project Update

Project Update
We have tremendous progress to report regarding the Friendship store. Over the past several months the project has received zoning and land use approvals, as well as all of the permits required to build the new store. Recently, the project financing was completed, which allowed the co-op to purchase the last remaining parcel of land from the city. This purchase coincided with the reassembly of the former parcels into one new property address, 317 38th Street East, the home of the new store. READ MORE

Project Hiring
The co-op has requested that our general contractor Watson-Forsberg, their co-contractor Tri-Construction, and all subcontractors make every effort to hire a construction workforce that reflects the neighborhoods around the new store. READ MORE

Open House & Project Office
Join us at the Sabathani Community Center in room 103 on Tuesday, Nov. Continue Reading →

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