Born and raised in Minneapolis, Asha Long attended Harvest Prep Academy in North Minneapolis, later graduating from De La Salle in 2009. She attended college in Duluth, studying liberal arts and humanities, achieving a liberal arts degree. When she returned home, she found herself drawn into the new activism stirring up the Black community.
“Two years ago, I moved back to Minneapolis where I became a founding member of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis,” says Long. In addition to her work with Black Lives Matter, Long is currently “employed full time at the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group as a campus organizer, working with college students, interesting them in social justice issues and helping support their leadership development.” Continue Reading →
The delegates at the 2016 NCAA annual convention held last month in San Antonio, Texas passed several key pieces of legislation, including the “unchallengeable autonomous authority” now given to team doctors and trainers to decide when a player can return to action after concussions and other injuries. Continue Reading →
At 7:30 am on January 22, Minneapolis City Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden and staff hosted a roundtable conversation with the public as one of the monthly Early Mornings with Elizabeth meetings. Continue Reading →
Confident and informative is the way he communicates. Kwasi (kwah-see) Nate is owner of Fitness for Seniors Program, which specializes in the baby boomer generation “because I see a lot of people on canes, walkers, wheelchairs and “go-carts,” he says.
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Cyrus Chestnut made quite an impact on the Twin Cities jazz community, so much so that the TC Jazz Festival organizers have invited him back to perform at this year’s TC Winter Jazz Festival on January 31. Continue Reading →
On Friday, January 8, Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) celebrated its 11th year with a graduation and awards ceremony emceed by Dawn Stevens of FOX 9 news. The theme of the event: transformational leadership.
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Supporters outside the federal building chanted Sandra Bland’s name repeatedly and after the rally, flooded Judge Hittner’s courtroom to show strength in numbers and support for the family of Sandra Bland. Continue Reading →
The first time I heard the term “reverse racism” was back in college in the late 1970s, created and falsely promoted by some White students, and shared by some White professors who thought that Black students were taking spots away from them. They treat racism like a transmission shift gear, as if Blacks have the power to flip the racial switch. Continue Reading →
Last week two premieres took place — the latest Star Wars movie, and a real-life drama, called Another Attack on Black Women.
First, the controversy over Serena Williams’ selection by Sports Illustrated as “Sportsperson of the Year,” and her self-chosen cover photo shoot that drew some boos. Continue Reading →
“Get on the line, get on the line!”
Coach B.K. Hussain said multiple times to his club team Communality, calling the order with a warm grin on his face.
The young men aligned on the green turf and sprinted as fast as they could, all cheering in multiple languages including Arabic, Oromo, Somali and English. Continue Reading →