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  • Dolan demotes Inspector Edwards

    On August 8th, Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan demoted Lee Edwards from the position of Inspector at the 4th Precinct, on Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis. "Lee Edwards is no longer serving in the appointed inspector's position and will b...
  • Casting aspersions: Bridge snobbery

    As another day passes in the 35W bridge collapse recovery, another harsh, condemning and judgmental generalization seems to surface, adding hundreds of Minnesotans whose compassion makes our state great to a list of "repulsive and compulsive gawkers....
  • Minneapolis re-opens partial access to bicycle and pedestrian bridge

    Minneapolis opened partial access to Bridge 9 (also known as the Dinkytown Bicycle Connection) for pedestrians and bicycles last Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, in order to give people a chance to pay their respects to the victims of the Interstate 35W Bridge col...
  • Mounting racial tensions resegregating America

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - More than 100 years since W.E.B. DuBois declared that the "color line" would be the key problem of the twentieth century, civil rights activists and race experts now say the problem of racial tensions are still so pervasive i...
  • Crossroads: Brundidge creates platform for cultural exchange

    Crossroads host Sheletta Brundidge (left) and Dr. Verna Cornelia PriceSheletta Brundidge is funny. Hailing from Houston, Texas, the author and bona fide comedienne came to Minnesota three years ago. According to her comedic material, she was on a mission ...
  • General Mills Communities of Color Grants

    Application deadline: September 1The General Mills Foundation announced the continuation of the Celebrating Communities of Color grants program for 2007. The grants, totaling $500,000, will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the Twin cities serving ...
  • After Jackie by Carl Fussman

    "After Jackie" by Carl FussmanThe next time you drive past a group of kids playing an impromptu game of baseball, slow down for a minute and sneak a peek.Is there a little up-and-coming Barry Bonds in that group? How about a budding Nolan Ryan ...
  • Wells Fargo and United Negro College Fund to provide $100,000 in scholarships

    Students in Minnesota are being encouraged to apply for scholarships, as Wells Fargo has awarded a $100,000 grant to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to establish a new scholarship program for low-income students attending historically Black colleges ...
  • Mobilizing candidate interest for building political power

    Melvin Carter III, discussing his candidacy for St. Paul Council, Ward 1 during a Conversations with Al McFarlane broadcast on August 28th. Photo by Suluki FardanSt. Paul residents vote in primary elections in September, with a general election in Novembe...
  • Incomes above poverty line are no guarantee to decent housing

    Incomes above "poverty line" are no guarantee to decent housingAccording to the U.S. government, "poor" means that your income falls below the "poverty line" that was defined back in the mid-1960s. At the time of its inceptio...
  • U of M alumnus receives Jack Kent Cooke graduate scholarship

    University of Minnesota Twin Cities alumnus and Sudan native Mohamed Bakri has been awarded a 2007 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship. The national scholarship was awarded to thirty-four scholars out of the 977 candidates who were nominated for the awar...
  • Oliver Hill dies; who will replace civil rights legends?

    Oliver Hill dies; who will replace civil rights legends?Here's a test; read the following paragraph, and then tell me where it comes from:We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place...
  • When its over, its over

    When it's over, it's overNo matter how great things start out, there's no guaranteed happy ending: so no matter how sad a surprise it turns out to be, when a relationship is over, my good man, it is over. All you can do then is move on. ...
  • Stay in School: Education Pays

    By Julie DesmondWith sponsors ranging from the Boston Celtics to the United States Secret Service, Stay in School programs abound. The benefits of graduating high school are indisputable, but as more than an old adage, "Stay in School" should be...
  • West Side Community Health Services plans to expand medicine assistance

    Copyright 2007 David Sherman Photography (Photo by David Sherman)Celebrating Pfizer's Sharing the Care third anniversary partnership with La Clinica are (from left) Pfizer Representatives Carrie Connell and Bill Walker, La Clinica executive director ...
  • Sol Testimonys weekly Soul Sounds Open Mic Jam Session is da joint!

    Sol Testimony's weekly Soul Sounds Open Mic & Jam Session is da joint!Sol TestimonyYours truly found out firsthand, after covering the event on assignment a couple of times and then signing up to go sit in: headlining draws such as Debbie Duncan, Da ...
  • Larry Braggs is the power in Tower of Power

    Larry Braggs with Sly And The Family Stone drummer Bill Lordan. Photo by Pam Soule For thirty-nine years the band "Tower of Power" has had their fans around the world dancing in the aisles at their concerts. In the '70s Tower of Power tou...
  • American Legions Johnnie Baker Post supports McRae Park youth program

    Minneapolis American Legion Johnnie Baker Post 291 last week awarded a grant to support a McRae Park recreation program. The veteran's organization presented McRae Park with a check for $2,000 to enable the park program to purchase new football helme...
  • Kam Williams

    I've heard of remakes before, but God Grew Tired of Us is the first remake of a documentary I can ever remember. ...
  • Give your freshman a crash course in financial fundamentals

    If you've got a freshman heading off to college, you're probably scrambling to teach him or her how to cook macaroni and cheese and do laundry without turning everything pink. But there are other important lessons you can share that will have a ...

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