The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is hosting a listening tour to gather community input — including two sessions specifically geared toward the African American community — in its search for a new superintendent. The nationwide search kicked off last month to replace MPRB Superintendent Jayne Miller, who resigned in February 2018. Superintendent Emeritus Mary … [Read more...]
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The first day of school is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to get students ready for a new year of success. After experiencing summer bliss, hitting the books and getting back into an early morning routine can leave many a little anxious. But you can beat the back-to-school blues with a little preparation. Here, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help … [Read more...]
The Wright Stuff Twin Cities native Joetta Wright has commitment to excellence in her blood. Her mom, Patricia Wright, is the first African American woman in Minnesota to own a court reporting business, and Gloria Wright, Joetta’s grandmother, was one of the state’s first African Americans to become a registered nurse. Joetta is continuing that trailblazing lineage through … [Read more...]
College-bound Northsiders should apply by Aug. 6 North Minneapolis barbershop owner Teto Wilson has made it his business to give a helping hand to aspiring college students. This week, he announced the first annual Wilson’s Image College Scholarship award to be given to two North Minneapolis-based African American students headed to college this fall. Named after his … [Read more...]
The arrival of summer generates excitement. But it could also bring challenges for both parents and educators. Many students experience a loss in math learning during the summer months known commonly as “summer slide.” Students from middle-class families may not be as affected as they have access to more resources to make up for the learning loss. However, those from … [Read more...]