Born and raised in Minneapolis, Asha Long attended Harvest Prep Academy in North Minneapolis, later graduating from De La Salle in 2009. She attended college in Duluth, studying liberal arts and humanities, achieving a liberal arts degree. When she returned home, she found herself drawn into the new activism stirring up the Black community.
“Two years ago, I moved back to Minneapolis where I became a founding member of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis,” says Long. In addition to her work with Black Lives Matter, Long is currently “employed full time at the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group as a campus organizer, working with college students, interesting them in social justice issues and helping support their leadership development.” Continue Reading →
Some people are living proof that caring makes a difference. Continue Reading →
Joyce Ester longs for the day when a Black woman leading a college or university isn’t unusual but rather a commonplace. Nearly two years ago she became the third Black female college president in Minnesota when she was named Normandale Community College president.
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As well as promoting academic excellence, parents should be educators of their children rather than solely depending on public education in this regard. Continue Reading →
On Saturday, February 6, attendees gathered for Sister Spokesman: Caring For Our Elderly Parents at Sabathani Community Center in south Minneapolis. Continue Reading →
A man full of creativity, artistic drive, talent, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Charles Johnson is most recognized by the way that he dresses. Continue Reading →
While the February 12 “Membership Voices” session (7:30-9:45 am) is not open to the public, union members and non-union community members can speak with Commission members at a MRLF-hosted “Town Hall Dinner” at the United Labor Centre Thursday, February 11, from 6-9 pm. Continue Reading →
At 7:30 am on January 22, Minneapolis City Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden and staff hosted a roundtable conversation with the public as one of the monthly Early Mornings with Elizabeth meetings. Continue Reading →
Donald J. Patterson is proud to call the north side home. Born on November 26, 1948, to William Alonzo Patterson and Geraldine (Davis-Patterson) Reese, he was the third child of eight, with six brothers and one sister. Continue Reading →
Being bypassed for a secretarial job at a local department store proved a blessing not only for Dr. Hattie Hendrieth Smith, but also the children of Minneapolis, especially those of color. Continue Reading →