College-bound African American students got a significant boost this weekend from fundraising efforts of the Minneapolis United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The Twin Cities regional office raised more than $700,000 towards student scholarships at its sixth annual Twin Cities Masked Ball hosted at the U.S. Bank Stadium, Saturday, May 12. More than 500 business, civic leaders, … [Read more...]
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Over 200,000 students gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24 to protest the lack of gun control in the U.S. More than a march, the event was a movement that was driven, organized, and orchestrated by a group of fearless leaders who just happen to be in their teens. As the Bible says, “a child shall lead them…” The March for Our Lives event was prompted by the … [Read more...]
Thousands of young people marched through the streets of St. Paul on Saturday as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence. After the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida, students of the school began organizing March for Our Lives, which grew into over 800 events worldwide. At the St. Paul protest, students, … [Read more...]
In response to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s decision to charge Officer Mohamed Noor in the shooting death of Justine Damond, 13 community organizations gathered for an event to demand justice for all victims of police shootings in the Twin Cities and beyond. Around 40 people gathered for a rally at the Hennepin County Government Center Friday, March 23 where … [Read more...]
The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR), the oldest Black business and newspaper in Minnesota, gathered contributors both new and seasoned for a meet-and-greet and to celebrate Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 23. Writers, photographers and faithful friends of the newspaper packed the 3744 Fourth Avenue South building in Minneapolis — a local historical landmark — to … [Read more...]