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Northsiders march against police brutality

The third and final police-community forum is scheduled for Thursday, October 30 at Brian Coyle Community Center. But some Northside residents say that City officials are doing more listening but still taking too little action to address current concerns about police brutality. “There is a crisis going on of the value of life of Black and Brown people in this country. I don’t believe they are hearing [these concerns],” said Keno Evol of Save the Kids, a local group that organized a peaceful march from North Commons Park to the fourth precinct station on Plymouth Avenue North and back to the park just after sundown on Wednesday, October 22. “I think they need to take seriously what they already heard,” Evol told the MSR while he and over 50 persons of various ethnicities walked down Penn Avenue. Continue Reading →

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Vendor Opportunities for October Sister Spokesman at Sabathani

 
VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE
FOR OCTOBER SISTER SPOKESMAN!  
Sister Spokesman provides an intimate platform for vendors to introduce the women that attend our event to their products and services.  Our vendor fee is $100 per event, giving even small vendors the ability to promote and build their customer base. Each month the Early Bird Special gives another discount of $25 to every vendor during the first week of registration.  Sister Spokesman’s Small Business Advantage Partnership deal invites vendors to donate an item valued at $25 in exchange for a $25 cash discount on the vendor fee, in addition to getting a brand mention at the future events when their donation is used as a prize.  Taking advantage of these discount opportunities means that vendors can potentially pay as little as $50 for their vendor opportunity! VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE NOW,
EARLY BIRD PRICING SPECIAL THROUGH MONDAY, SEPT. 15
If you have any questions, please call 612-827-4021 or register online by clicking here! Continue Reading →

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Georgia Ellyse Interview: Vivian Green Overcomes Her Emotional Rollercoaster

Georgia Ellyse talks motherhood and healthy relationships with soul-singer Vivian Green
 

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Radio personality Georgia Ellyse recently had a heart-to-heart conversation with singer/songwriter Vivian Green on KMOJ’s Midday Show about her journey as single mother in the music industry. The “Emotional Rollercoaster” songstress, who just released her fourth studio album, The Green Room, talked about motherhood, change and healthy relationships. Green opened up to Ellyse about dealing with her son, Jordan’s, battle with an unknown health syndrome that affects his bones and growth and her effort to keep his development at the forefront. “There is a whole lot of battling that you do as a mother. You just feel like you’re on the frontline battling with doctors. Continue Reading →

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Nominally Free…

 

 

Starting this blog just after we celebrate the 150th year of the Emancipation Proclamation’s inauguration seems fitting.  Because much of what will be written in this blog will range from the historical context of the plight of Africans here in America to how the construct of our plight has not changed.  All of it will revolve around how this construct plays out in the often time ignored topic of micro-economics. When discussing micro-economics–especially the concepts for micro-economy (or lack thereof) of African-Americans (often referred to as Black economy)—we see that not much has changed since the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect.   Now this isn’t to say there has not been a vast quality of life improvement for Blacks, we certainly see that play out in our daily lives.  We see the freedoms we have in places we can now travel, people we can now wed, professions we can now enter, and elected offices we can now hold.  However, while the fire hoses were turned off, the dogs put back on chains, the ropes taken off of the lynching trees, the shackles and fetters removed from flesh;  Carter G. Woodson describes the times in which we now live with the following quote from his book The Mis-Education of the Negro, “The poverty which afflicted them for a generation after Emancipation held them down to the lowest order of society, nominally free but economically enslaved.” In order to understand what he means by this we need look no further than the percentage of wealth that is housed within the black population of this country in 2012 (Black folks have accumulated almost 1% of the wealth in this country); then look at the percentage of wealth for black folks in 1862, a year before the Emancipation Proclamation became effective (less than 1%). We also know that resources or the accumulation of resources is what generates wealth. Continue Reading →

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Info session: Doing business with Mpls Public Schools

Info session: Doing business with Mpls Public Schools
Wed., Apr. 20, 8:30-10:30am, University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Mpls. • “Business to Business (B2B) Connection: How to do Business with the Minneapolis Public Schools” • Presented by Minneapolis Public Schools in partnership with the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce • This event is free; registration by Thurs., Apr. 14 required • To register online, go to www.mbccb2bmps.event brite.com • For more information, call 612-626-8762. Continue Reading →

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Info session: Doing business with Mpls Public Schools

Info session: Doing business with Mpls Public Schools
Wed., Apr. 20, 8:30-10:30am, University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Mpls. • “Business to Business (B2B) Connection: How to do Business with the Minneapolis Public Schools” • Presented by Minneapolis Public Schools in partnership with the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce • This event is free; registration by Thurs., Apr. 14 required • To register online, go to www.mbccb2bmps.event brite.com • For more information, call 612-626-8762. Continue Reading →

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