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Minister celebrates his 105th birthday — Reverend Smith describes himself as a ‘late bloomer’



By Jamal Denman

Contributing Writer


On Saturday, January 19, Wayman AME Church in North Minneapolis played host to a glorious event that celebrated the 105th birthday of Reverend Noah Spencer Smith. The church was filled with many people of all ages who Smith has touched over the years. After Reverend Smith was escorted into the building, a welcoming speech was delivered by Reverend Marchelle Hallman, which was followed by a prayer by Reverend William Smith and a reading of scripture by Reverend Joseph Baring, Jr.

Reverend Smith was then seated alongside his wife, Dr. Hallie Hendrieth-Smith, and literally crowned as the audience gave him a standing ovation. A musical tribute was paid to Reverend Smith by a talented young lady by the name of Jada Stumon, who sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which was described as one of his favorite songs. The Wayman AME Steppers for Christ put on a spirited stepping performance in tribute to Reverend Smith, who looked genuinely touched by the tributes, even standing up and applauding after the performances. Continue Reading →

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Minneapolis child waits for transplant donor


Be the Match need Blacks to join their registry




By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

The need for African Americans to sign up as organ donors has been promoted through several local and national initiatives. Here in the Twin Cities, a one-year-old is waiting for a donor to step up to the plate. Artan Warsame has Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID). “We are getting ready for the transplant,” Artan’s father Abdullah Warsame told the MSR last week. He hopes that the surgery will take place in September. Continue Reading →

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