The seventh annual Black Men’s Healing Conference coming up June 25-26, like those preceding, shouldn’t be perceived as pertaining only to men. The conference has always been about providing insight to empower the community itself.
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Seldom photographed together are two of the men pictured above, Walter White, secretary of the NAACP, and Lester Granger, executive secretary of the National Urban League, top officials of the two most powerful interracial organizations in America. White and Granger “call most of the signals and carry the ball” in most of the moves to further the cause of the American Negro. Continue Reading →
Minneapolis — On Monday, June 8 the Minneapolis City Council voted 12-1 to repeal spitting and lurking laws as around 100 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change supporters packed the hearing. [See MSR’s story last week, “Mpls City Council considers repeal of lurking, spitting laws.”] Continue Reading →
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 →