Many are very aware of the Godfather of Soul, the late James Brown, but how many among those who love rap, especially its present day rappers, know that genre’s living “grandfather”? Continue Reading →
Legendary musician Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, MN on Thursday morning April 21. See photos of how his hometown honored him, plus images of how he was honored across the globe as shared on social media. Continue Reading →
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Complex. Shy. But he “was the greatest thing this state produced,” noted Robyne Robinson on Prince.
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A new Metropolitan Council report reaffirms that the 16-county Twin Cities metro area has the largest disparities across many areas between Whites and people of color in Minnesota. Continue Reading →
While most eyes are on the Lone Star State, some of us would rather turn our eyes toward Indianapolis, the site of the 2016 Women’s Final Four, which begins Sunday at the arena shared by the Indiana Fever and the Indiana Pacers: UConn vs. Oregon State followed by Syracuse vs. Washington. Continue Reading →
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Apply to be on the Minneapolis Superintendent Selection Committee
At a special business meeting on March 15, the Minneapolis Board of Education finalized an updated search process for hiring the next Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). As part of that process, qualified candidates will be screened by a Superintendent Selection Committee. The selection committee will be comprised of 11 individuals: six community members — including one student community member — three Board members, the Board’s student representative, and community engagement facilitator Radious Y. Guess. Board Director Nelson Inz will chair the committee. Anyone may apply for one of the six community member positions, and all applications must be received by 4 pm on Friday, April 1. Continue Reading →
Planned reforms to federal drug and sentencing laws that imprisoned many African Americans have become locked up by election-year politics. Continue Reading →
Thor leads by example, as evidenced by Norman’s selection as one of four Minnesotans named to receive the 2016 Progress Minnesota Individual Award. Continue Reading →
Dr. Shakeer Abdullah, since coming to the University of Minnesota over two years ago, fully recognizes the importance of connecting with the off-campus Black community.
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March is National Kidney Awareness Month. Protection of your kidneys is important for many reasons. Proper kidney function can literally be a matter of life or death.
The kidneys are a pair of organs four or five inches long located in the back of the abdomen. Miki Soudaly-Riley, a registered nurse, told MSR, “The kidneys are basically a filter in your body. They filter out the bad toxins from what we eat and drink, then make urine for you to excrete it out of your body. Continue Reading →