The 'Godfather' of Minnesota stepping offers a history of the dance, culture
Harry Colbert, Jr.
With the popularity of the 2003 R. Kelly hit song, "Steppin' in the Name of Love" the Chicago-based dance – stepping – spread worldwide. But for Twin Cities stepper Kevin Johnson, stepping isn't a dance – it's a way of life.
For years, any time photographer Mohamud Mumin turned to local television channels or to newspapers for news about the Minneapolis Somali community, what he found left him disappointed.
Mumin said the media highlights the dark side of the community and abandons the many success stories and positive contributions Somali immigrants are making in their new home -- a remark many in the community agree with.
Ato Essandoh The "Copper" and "Elementary" Interview
Hypnotizing audiences as D'Artagnan, the slave who was mauled to death by dogs in "Django Unchained," Ato Essandoh stars as Dr. Matthew Freeman in the 2nd season of BBC America's highest-rated series premiere ever, "Copper." Born in Schenectady, New York on July 29, 1972, Ato also returns as the fan-favorite former carjacker and Watson's (Lucy Liu) possible replacement, Alfredo Llamosa, in CBS' "Elementary."
"Elected six times to the House from the state of Georgia, Cynthia McKinney cut a trail through Congressional deceit like a hot ember through ash. She discovered legislators who passed laws without reading them... [and] black-skinned individuals shilling for the white status quo.
“I was raised in poverty, surrounded by drug dealers, gangs and community violence. My mother was addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol. I rarely went to church… [Yet] somehow God’s grace found and saved me when no one and nothing else could...
Michael B. Jordan Interview: Emerging actor discusses his breakout role as the late Oscar Grant
Born in Santa Ana on February 9, 1987, Michael B. Jordan is one of Hollywood's brightest young actors. In 2012, he starred in 20th Century Fox’s box office hit CHRONICLE, a supernatural thriller that follows three Portland teens as they develop incredible powers after exposure to a mysterious substance. He also had a supporting role in George Lucas’ film RED TAILS, a World War II saga recounting the story of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen.
Twin Cities hip-hip fans turned out in force to see legendary entertainer Doug E. Fresh July 12 at the Cabooze. Aesthetically Speaking photogs captured a few of the party people enjoying their night out.