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City Denies Neighborhood Initiative, Disregards Laws and Guidelines, and Threatens Housing

City Denies Neighborhood Initiative, Disregards Laws and Guidelines, and Threatens Housing

By FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE KAREN CLARK and STATE SENATOR PATRICIA TORRES RAY Neighbors demonstrate their work and support of the EPNI Initiative recently at the corner of 28th Street and Longfellow Ave.PHOTO ELIZABETH CAMPBELL East Phillips Neighborhood, the lowest-income neighborhood in Minneapolis, where the majority of residents are [...]

Peace More Than Ever!

Adapting with Truth and Love By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL This is the most important election of your lifetime. I’m sure you’ve heard that before, and will hear it again. Nonetheless, 2020 presents a stark choice to us: not only electing a President and Congress, but faced with an even more important decision. Will we continue to be led [...]

April 2020 Cartoon

April 2020 Cartoon

Something I Said

Something I Said

Dark girls deserve better By DWIGHT HOBBES Black was only so beautiful when the phrase hit in the 60s. Sure, we were at the tumultuous crest of a movement to throw off society’s shackles and, in the process, bolster self-esteem. Superficiality, though, runs deep. While we were exultant, reveling in social revolt, it didn’t displace [...]

Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice

The Elders Have Spoken Peter Molenaar By PETER MOLENAAR Little Earth, Phillips Community Center, Ebenezer Towers on Portland and Park Avenues, and Anderson Community School – for the Phillips Neighborhood, these were the Primary Vote polling places. Thanks to the volunteers who made it happen, those who had navigated the information [...]

He Has His Own Mind

He Has His Own Mind

By MIKE HAZARD and MARTI MALTBY “As you can see, I’m part Irish American, part African American, and part Native American,” said Vernon. I asked what nation. “My brother says Cherokee.” He thumbed through his cellphone texts looking for a picture of his Irish American great grandfather, Henry O’Killian. He never found it. We [...]

Raise Your Voice – Sisters in Spirit

Raise Your Voice – Sisters in Spirit

By PETER MOLENAAR Last month, on delivery of the usual 40 Alley papers to the Minneapolis American Indian Center, the young woman at the desk gave access to the Two Rivers Gallery where a marvelous birch bark canoe is on display. With a twinkle, I inquired: “Who built the first canoe?” As it happened, thousands of years ago…. It [...]

Something I Said

Something I Said

By DWIGHT HOBBES What’s the big deal? Why did we need a whole month for the history of black folk? After all, nobody else gets one. Well, for openers, calm down and console yourself that at least it was the shortest month of the year. Then, consider. Were American History college and grade school classes honest about chronicling what white [...]

Spirit of Phillips – Impeachment Sellout 152 Years Ago

Spirit of Phillips – Impeachment Sellout 152 Years Ago

Spirit of Phillips – Impeachment

Spirit of Phillips – Impeachment

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