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Stokely and Sylvia Williams: African American giants

Stokely and Sylvia Williams: African American giantsStokely Williams is known to most as the lead singer of the singing group, Mint Condition, which was started by Williams and his Central High School friends in the late 1980’s. He not only sings, but is the group’s drummer and percussionist. Mint Condition has a diversity of sounds which range from conventional jazz to popular R&B; they play funk as well as Latin sounds. In 2008, the group was presented with the Album and Group of the Year from the SoulTracks Readers' Choice Award.
Williams is a man who has a clear understanding of his culture and history. He believes in giving back to his community. He was named after the revolutionary, Stokely Carmichael, who is best known for the statement, “Black Power.” Williams father, the Elder Mahmoud El Kati, is an African American professor emeritus, legendary historian and sage for African Americans in Minnesota and the country. It is no wonder that Williams has a love for his community and for the children.
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Camden Bridge restoration complete, opens to traffic

Camden Bridge restoration complete, opens to trafficThe Camden Bridge, closed since April 12 for extensive rehabilitation work, recently opened to traffic, re-connecting traffic routes between North and Northeast Minneapolis. The bridge work, made poss...
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Dr. Dorie McKnight brings the message of recoverry and healing to the stage

Dr. Dorie McKnight brings the message of recoverry and healing to the stage“Love Covers”, a stage play by Dr. Dorie McKnight at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403 on Saturday, August 28th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and August 29th at 7:...

Security guru Ken Bower gives tips on bicycle commuting safety

Security guru Ken Bower gives tips on bicycle commuting safety“Sharing the road with bicyclists is very important, especially when commuting on busy city streets,” writes security guru Ken Bower, Vice President and General Manager for AlliedBarton Security Servi...
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Minneapolis youth awarded Certificates of Commendation for work with Tree Trust

Minneapolis youth awarded Certificates of Commendation for work with Tree TrustAt a youth recognition picnic on Thursday, August 12, Ecajima Davis and Linda Xiong, residents of Minneapolis and participants in Tree Trust’s Youth Conservation Corps program, were awarded Certificat...
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