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Spirit of Phillips – November 2018

Spirit of Phillips – November 2018

Raise Your Voice – Melting pot of time

Raise Your Voice – Melting pot of time

By PETER MOLENAAR For almost two decades, “Raise Your Voice” has paid tribute to the melting pot of peoples which has formed the Phillips Community. Presently, the members of the Franklin Avenue tent encampment would appreciate your prayers. We are witness to an oppressed population which has bonded together in order to cling to life. A [...]

Peace If Possible – Justice at any Rate!

Peace If Possible – Justice at any Rate!

The Fate of The Alley

The Fate of The Alley

Raise Your Voice – When patriots speak up

Raise Your Voice – When patriots speak up

BY PETER MOLENAAR September 8, 2018, was a nationwide day of action around the theme: RISE FOR CLIMATE, JOBS, AND JUSTICE. The Minnesota summit was venued at the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center. The prevailing millennial voices were heard, still fresh from the financial crisis of 2008, and they were not hesitant to link the [...]

Historic Messiah Church demolished!

Historic Messiah Church demolished!

HARVEY WINJEBy early afternoon August 21, 2018 only the Messiah Church Balcony, main entrance with Bell Tower, and office portion of this 101 year old Community and Architectural Historic building remains adjacent to the Clinics and 700 car parking ramp already built on Block 5 Chicago/Columbus E. 25th and 26th Streets where Children’s Hospital [...]

Houses and churches demolished! But loss of trust is the larger tragedy!

BY HARVEY WINJE A personal note of transparency: 1953: At age 13, I was taught to trust leaders by Reverend Dr. Leonard Kendall, Messiah Church Pastor, in the Catechism class in the basement of that same church. He strictly taught that when in class or in the Sanctuary facing the leader at the front, we were never to glance back or worry about [...]

Confluence of people, stories, organizations, and betrayal

History’s woven web: “Newspapers are the first rough DRAFT of history.” BY HARVEY WINJE Cathy’s Grade ‘A’ Café, mentioned in Donna Neste’s tribute to Wizard Marks, was a storefront in a corner building at 25th and Chicago Avenue designed by Alexander, Fraser, Rose—Architect and built by Simonson Construction Company for Dr. Olaf [...]

Spirit of Phillips – September 2018

Spirit of Phillips – September 2018

Raise Your Voice – Mother Earth knows

Raise Your Voice – Mother Earth knows

BY PETER MOLENAAR Editor’s note: This article was written before the August 14th primary election. Our Franklin Avenue follows an old Dakota path to what were bountiful waters to the near west of us. Today we take this path to 2104 Stevens Avenue to find the headquarters of MN350, an organization which resists the forces of climate change. [...]

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