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...]
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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...]
The aesthetic at the Minneapolis Marriot West Hotel was upstaged Saturday, May 26, by 200 high fashion attendees at It’s Your Affair’s “Big Hat Luncheon.” Ladies and gentlemen, as young as seven and as old as 80, gathered at the 10-year anniversary celebration with one common band: their love of elegant, one-of-a-kind headpieces. Common folk call them church hats, but these … [Read more...]
Family and friends of slain activist Tyrone Williams raised fists and fashion in honor of his memory May 24 at a special edition of the Ted Talk-inspired Assata Speaks at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Club. The monthly event featured a special fashion show re-launching Williams’ clothing line, Black Rock Coalition. Models walked the runway in T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned … [Read more...]
Over 40 local and national acts converged at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on May 27 for the 11th annual Soundset, a celebration of hip hop. In addition to music, the festivities included a car show and live graffiti art — all on a 93-degree day. Three-time Grammy-nominated Rapsody was one of the many highlight of the day. She displayed strong stage presence and knew how to … [Read more...]