Overcast skies and a forecast of rain showers didn’t deter the roughly 300 people who packed the Fourth Annual Legacy Boat Cruise on Saturday, August 4. Attendees who ventured out were rewarded with a rainless, fun-filled evening, and even a bit of sun, as they donned their best sailing attire to party down the St. Croix River. The four-hour affair was sponsored by the … [Read more...]
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Family members of the late Thurman “June” Blevins Jr. and activists are keeping up the fight for justice in spite of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s decision to not file charges against the officers involved in his fatal shooting. Blevins, 31, was shot and killed by Minneapolis Police Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly on June 23 after they responded to a 911 … [Read more...]
Northside teen Jaequan Faulkner stays winning. The young entrepreneur became a national sensation after Minneapolis’ own version of #PermitPatty tried to shut down the 13-year-old’s hot dog stand last month. Instead, Minneapolis officials chipped in and got him an official permit. They also gave him meat thermometers, hand sanitizer, a hand-washing station and other vending … [Read more...]
Used and bloody needles pose health risk “I can’t let my daughter play in her own backyard and be a kid because I fear what would happen if she picked it up or got poked by a needle,” said Corey Byrd, homeowner and contract worker for St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools. Members of Natives Against Heroin (NAH) are on a mission to address the safety concerns of Byrd … [Read more...]
Sister Spokesman took a holistic approach to the topic of Black beauty at its most recent afternoon soirée. From finding the right lip color to fitness tips to a conversation on intentional and well-informed beauty consumerism, the afternoon was a flurry of activity with much food for thought. The event, held at LifeSource in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 2, centered … [Read more...]