Second of two-parts On a fateful plane trip home from South Africa, Steve Floyd was looking at his vacation photos when a photographer sitting next to him noticed his shots. “You have an eye,” he told Floyd. “You know what you see, but you need some training.” That conversation would spark a new passion for Floyd, one that would embrace his wanderlust and eventually launch … [Read more...]
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First of two parts Visions of mourning mothers still haunt Steve Floyd. It’s been more than a decade since he served as an advocate for homicide victims, but memories of anguished goodbyes remain engraved in his mind. Floyd is a man of many seasons. In addition to being an advocate for victims of homicide, people may know him as a spiritual advisor, a gang and youth … [Read more...]
Editors’ note: This story has run previously in a slightly different form and is being republished in the interest of clarity and accuracy. On a rewardingly ironic note, Jai L. Winston, program director at the historically prestigious John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (knightfoundation.org), states that he finds, in leading the institution’s philanthropic … [Read more...]
It has been little more than a month on the job for students returning to or starting school in Hopkins School District #270; it has been about four months for the district’s new superintendent, Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed. The first few weeks in her new job have been very busy, scheduling meetings with faculty and parents and crisscrossing district sites in seven different … [Read more...]
New grocery adapts to its community’s needs Wirth Cooperative Grocery opened this past August in a space on the first floor of the Commons at Penn, a building that sits on the corner of Penn Avenue North and Golden Valley Road in the Willard-Hay neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Its product offerings continue to evolve as it gets feedback from its “shopper … [Read more...]