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Hennepin Healthcare’s sweet gesture to young entrepreneur, healthcare workers

Paige Raino of Princess Paige Lemonade got a sweet invite from Hennepin Healthcare as they supported her business and healthcare workers.

House to vote on George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Black History Month

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How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America

The work of the Black Panther Party, a 1960s- and 1970s-era Black political group featured in a new movie and a documentary, helps illustrate how cartography—the practice of making and using maps—can illuminate injustice.

Reparations? Not until hostilities cease

The truth about traveling football trophies

Early reparation ideas for freed slaves


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Remembering Hall of Fame Coach John Chaney Part IV

The conclusion to the MSR’s four-part interview with late Hall of Fame Coach John Chaney.

Minneapolis City Conference race heating up

New Lynx signee also an avid esports gamer

Arts & Culture

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2021 Sundance Film Festival: choice picks to look out for

A list of some of the most exciting films to look out for as they come to theaters, TV, and streaming in the coming year.

New releases, club closings, fundraisers, and more


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Too late for reparations: Some of us have moved on

If this year taught us anything, it is that Black youth are ready—and most willing—to raze the system down to its roots and go from there.

Tackling a growing crisis: food insecurity in the U.S.

‘The kidnapping club’ yet another legacy of slavery

Health & Wellness

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Vaccine hesitancy: a real problem in the Black community

Shockingly, 40% of African Americans surveyed said they still would not take the vaccine even knowing that it is safe and effective.

Why the U.S. is underestimating COVID reinfection


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AAA: tips to help your vehicle survive the cold

With sub-zero temperatures forecasted for this weekend, Minnesotans are heading into one of the coldest points this winter season.

Free online mental health classes

Black Business Spotlight

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Black Business Spotlight: Black Lion Auto

Customers can view Black Lion Auto’s business website that showcases over 100 vehicles.

Black Business Spotlight: DèStyle Hair Care

Black Business Spotlight: Mind’s Eye Comics

Go Green

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State of Minnesota opens formal investigation on recent natural gas price spike

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission held a special planning meeting to launch an investigation into the economic impact of the natural gas price spike that occurred during last week’s arctic blast.