The sweltering humidity couldn't deter revelers from packing the dancefloor.Geoff Jones, a charter member of the Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness, thrilled attendees with an impromptu serenade of Bill Withers' classic "A Lovely Day."Del Gates of Blue Cross Blue Shield MN, one of the event sponsorsIn between dancing, attendees cooled down in the smooth jazz … [Read more...]
MSR Legacy Archives:
As part of our celebration of 80 years of continuous publication, in 2015 the MSR republished notable stories from our extensive archives of more than 4,000 weekly issues of African American news in Minnesota. Enjoy a blast from the past courtesy of the MSR Archives! If you recognize any of the faces that are not named, please let us know by sending an email to: email@example.com.
In the heart of Minneapolis, a closed 20-acre cemetery serves as the resting place of many African American pioneers who helped shape the early beginnings of Minneapolis. Founded in 1853, Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, located at 2945 Cedar Avenue South, is also the oldest existing cemetery in the city. While it only counts 1,800 tombstones, the cemetery holds the … [Read more...]
Overcast skies and a forecast of rain showers didn’t deter the roughly 300 people who packed the Fourth Annual Legacy Boat Cruise on Saturday, August 4. Attendees who ventured out were rewarded with a rainless, fun-filled evening, and even a bit of sun, as they donned their best sailing attire to party down the St. Croix River. The four-hour affair was sponsored by the … [Read more...]
The forecast may have called for scattered showers, but for the third year in a row, the rain was held at bay as the Legacy Boat Cruise set sail for a four-hour cruise down the St. Croix River on August 5. The cruise, sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation, featured a buffet-style meal with salad, lasagna, and roasted chicken and potatoes, and a Sister Spokesman Small Business … [Read more...]
Hundreds gathered on the Legacy Boat Cruise, Saturday, August 6 to set sail down the St. Croix. In this photo, Kathy Washington found her groove on the dance floor as KMOJ's QBear played a mix of old school favorites. Look for more photos and video in days to come. … [Read more...]