Lutunji Abram

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Unique school educates two generations


Helping young mothers graduate and parent their children are priorities

By Vickie Evans-Nash

Contributing Writer


While walking down the halls of Broadway High School at Longfellow, where Lutunji Abram, M.A. works, one would think it’s like any other school. The walls display students’ projects, and the halls are mostly quiet except when passing open classroom doors where students and teachers are working. However, the mission of this school, unlike most, is to educate two generations of learners. According to the City of Minneapolis’ website, the pregnancy rate among 15-to-17-year-olds in Minneapolis was 39.1 pregnancies per 1,000 during 2009, down significantly from 54.4 in 2007. Broadway High School at Longfellow helps to meet the educational needs of teen and young adult mothers who have not received a high school diploma or GED. Continue Reading →

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2012 Black History Month Calendar of Events



Saturday, February 11
11 am — The Spirit of the Blues, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley
Celebrate Black History Month as KFAI’s Lady Griot uses storytelling and live music to show the roots blues have in the music brought with the slaves from their homeland. Hear the spiritual side of this tribal music and how it relates to the 12-bar blues. A Minnesota Legacy program for ages 10 and older
This event is free. For more information, call 952-891-7045 or go to  

7-9 pm — Ignite the Spirit of Love with J.D. Steele, Ted Mann Concert Hall, Univ. Continue Reading →

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