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. Continue Reading →
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.
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With an awesome turnout and a beautiful day for the 11th Annual 38th & Chicago BBQ & Music Festival, all the good energy and good vibes prevailed. The June 14 festival was the largest of the events to date. Continue Reading →
Starting yesterday, June 15th, teens ages 13-18 can come to the North Community YMCA for FREE from 5:30 – 9pm Monday through Friday FREE dinner served everyday at 5 pm. Continue Reading →
“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 →
Growing up Somalian in America is a walking contradiction. Both cultures are constantly at odds jockeying for which one drives my life. Continue Reading →
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 →
For more than two generations and across both Twin Cities, a father-and-son team have provided haircare services to Minnesotans. The MSR sat down with Eddie Withers, Jr. to discuss how this journey began, how his business is going currently, and what wisdom he has to offer to aspiring barbers. Continue Reading →
Mature adults should make exercise part of their daily routine, states Heritage Park YMCA Director Henry Crosby. The facility he manages is well positioned to help make this happen for Northside residents.
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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 →