A “community healing service” will help kick off this year’s Juneteenth celebration, set for June 20 in North Minneapolis and other Twin Cities locations.
The Juneteenth festival “observes the June 19, 1865 proclamation of the abolition of slavery in Texas,” states the Twin Cities Juneteenth planning committee’s website. Continue Reading →
The Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) is still doing business serving the community, according to Interim Director Steven Belton. But “our image [has] certainly taken a hit,” said Belton last week in an MSR interview at the MUL North Minneapolis office in reference to recent Minneapolis Star Tribune published stories.
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Third in a multi-part series
The MSR began this series two weeks ago looking into an organization called Better Ed that has launched a now-two-year-old campaign to highlight the shortcomings of public schools, especially those in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and promote “school choice” as a solution. Continue Reading →
The Minneapolis City Council later this week could vote to repeal two longtime city “low-level” ordinances that have not been fairly enforced. Several local groups have called for repeals of the public spitting and lurking laws. Continue Reading →
A three-year nightmare has come to an end for me.
Most of my life has been spent applying the “Golden Rule.” Get your education, work hard, apply oneself, volunteer, and higher positions can be attained along with financial rewards. Continue Reading →
The 39th Annual David M. Winfield Scholarship Awards Banquet honoring outstanding students of color will be held Sunday, June 7 at 6 pm at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel, Kellogg Blvd. and Wabasha Street, in downtown St. Paul. Continue Reading →
In September of last year, President Obama issued a challenge to America: to develop strategies so that our youth may better realize their potential, no matter who or where they are in the United States. Last week, at a joint event on May 19 at the University of Minnesota, the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul publicly took the president up on his challenge, called the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative. Continue Reading →
One of the goals in the ten months since Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) opened its new Black Male Student Achievement office was to “change the dynamics,” especially how Black male students are seen by others and by themselves, said its director. Continue Reading →
HIRE Minnesota — not to be confused with the HIRED program in Minnesota — hosted a community meeting at the Minneapolis Urban League in North Minneapolis On April 30. According to the email blasts and flyers, the purpose of the meeting was to address the lack of minorities hired on highway construction projects in Minnesota. HIRE MN invited the community to join them in strategizing to address many of the issues and barriers.
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As part of our celebration over the next several months of 80 years of continuous publication, the MSR will be republishing notable stories from our extensive archives of more than 4,000 weekly issues of African American news in Minnesota. Continue Reading →