A candid conversation with Nathaniel Khaliq Sometimes the term living legend simply fits. Point in case, Nathaniel A. Khaliq's life, career and legacy. The St. Paul native son has fought on the frontlines for civil rights longer than many of us have been alive with a sense of unstinting commitment to community. He served as president of the Board of Directors of the St. … [Read more...]
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'You get a lot of calls’ A famous gospel singer once recorded, “We fall down, but we get up.” No one exemplifies the words of Marvin Sapp better than Jason Sole, who is the current president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Minneapolis Chapter, in addition to being a professor at Hamline University in St. Paul for eight years. Sole … [Read more...]
(Facebook/Dianne Binns) ‘I fought to make change’ When you find someone who has seen nearly seven decades of social change, it’s probably a good idea to sit back and listen to them tell of their experiences. Such is the case with 68-year-old Dianne Binns. Binns is the current president of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) St. Paul … [Read more...]
First Friday Twin Cities, hosted by Andre “Debonaire” McNeal, returned with a bang on Friday, February 3. “Noir 2, A Black History Month Celebration,’ had attendees dressed in all black. Hosted by Darnell Demarco with music provided by DJ Dell Dilla and DJ Hollywood Hot Rod, this month’s honorees were Lonte Hill, Tommy and Ursala McNeal and Anika Robbins. Lonte … [Read more...]
There are some Black professionals who are not only good at their jobs, but they also exemplify outstanding community service, commitment to their line of work, and have vast knowledge of their profession and the community they work in. Shawn Lewis, currently an information specialist for the Workforce Development Department at the Minneapolis Urban League, fits the bill and … [Read more...]