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3 GENERATIONS RUN PRINTING BUSINESS

3 GENERATIONS RUN PRINTING BUSINESS

Carlson Printing at Franklin and Chicago rolls with the times, focusing on personalized customer service By Tesha M. Christensen photo submittedStan Carlson started Carlson Printing in 1974 with his two sons, and his granddaughter is now working there. The southeast corner of Franklin and Chicago has been home to a third generation [...]

OPEN STREETS Lake + Minnehaha Photos by Tesha M. Christensen

OPEN STREETS Lake + Minnehaha Photos by Tesha M. Christensen

 

Commemorating 400 years of Black oppression, resistance and resilience

Commemorating 400 years of Black oppression, resistance and resilience

Ebony Adedayo By Ebony Adedayo, ReCAST Minneapolis Program Manager Aug. 20, 2019 marks the 400th Year Commemoration of Africans being brought to Jamestown, Va. and enslaved by the British. To honor this event, the city of Minneapolis’ Division of Race and Equity is bringing together city staff and community partners to collectively [...]

Holmes asks: Will you make a phone call?

Holmes asks: Will you make a phone call?

By Tesha M. Christensen At 14, Trinidad Flores was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which an enlarged heart struggles to pump blood. His mom, Little Earth’s Cassandra Holmes, watched him endure three surgeries and a failed heart transplant before he died in 2013 at age 16. Now she’s leading a charge to decrease the [...]

Your concerns are her concerns

Your concerns are her concerns

Photo submittedCommissioner Angela Conley, along with other leaders and community members, celebrate the completion of nearly two years of construction at Peavey Park on May 31, 2019.Hennepin County invested funding for a sidewalk at the park. Other improvements include new basketball courts, play areas, pavilion and more. Commissioner Angela [...]

AIM: Work goes on because needs go on

AIM: Work goes on because needs go on

By Laura Waterman Wittstock and Elaine J. Salinas In the 50 years of its formal history, the American Indian Movement (AIM) has given witness to a great many changes.  We say formal history, because the movement existed for 500 years without a name. The leaders and members of today’s AIM never fail to remember all of those who have [...]

What is a ‘beloved community’?

Let’s move from Race to Culture by Minkara Tezet, Cultural Wellness Center  “Our goal is to create a beloved community and that will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “It is in community (nuit) that a person is socialized (remut); he is [...]

Navigation Center closes

Coalition partners involved in the temporary Navigation Center in south Minneapolis reflected June 3 on the months’ long effort to provide a safe and service-rich environment for people formerly living at the Franklin-Hiawatha homeless encampment. The Navigation Center at 2109 Cedar Ave. S. has closed after operating since late December of [...]

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MURDERED & MISSING but not forgotten

MURDERED & MISSING  but not forgotten

THEY WALKED FOR WOMEN ON VALENTINE’S DAY by Tesha M. Christensen Over 1,200 people braved the winter weather to march for missing and murdered Indigenous women on Feb. 14, 2019. Twenty-nine-year-old Amber Brunelle, who works in South Minneapolis, was walking to raise awareness of this issue. She pointed out, “Most cities don’t have [...]

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