Minnesota’s Black Community Project (MBCP) is a nonprofit organization launched in 2016 that serves to applaud and highlight the contributions and achievements of Minnesota’s Black community. In 2017, MBCP was awarded two grants to support its efforts from the following organizations: the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant through the Minnesota Historical Society … [Read more...]
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A vigil for DeSean Daggs will take place on January 13 from 3-4 pm on the corner of the 500 block of 12th Avenue S.E. in Minneapolis. DeSean was the oldest of six children. He enjoyed mixing music and was computer savvy, according to his mother. He left school to help care for his paralyzed brother. DeSean leaves behind his mother Amber, grandmother Tonderleauh, aunt … [Read more...]
Andrea Jenkins was elected vice president of the Minneapolis City Council. She is the first African American transgender woman in the nation to be elected to the city council of a major city. Having worked for twelve years as a policy aide to two Minneapolis city council members, she is one of the most experienced first-time candidates to now serve on the council. She … [Read more...]
On January 4, community members gathered to sign the contract for the construction of the Rondo Commemorative Plaza at Hallie Q. Brown Center in St. Paul. Construction for the plaza is slated to begin as soon as weather permits and is to be completed prior to the 35th Rondo Days festival the third week of July. The plaza seeks to “honor the past, seek reconciliation and look … [Read more...]
Olivia Crutchfield, a senior at Eagan High School, Eagan, Minnesota, visited Cuba in 2016 and took some spectacular photographs. They were so stunning that her father, dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD of St. Paul, Minnesota, hung several of the pictures on the wall in his office’s reception area. The comments were so positive, and the demand for prints became so … [Read more...]