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Free Meals and Snacks for Kids

Free Meals and Snacks for Kids

En la escuela y en otros sitios Comidas escolares nutritivas gratuitas/Iskuulada iyo meelo kaleba  For more free meals for kids, download the “Free Meals for Kids” app on your smartphone!  East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center 2307 17th Ave S  •Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 15-August 12 •Meal Bags [...]

How We Get to the End (because we’re not there yet)

TIPS FROM A COVID-19 CASE INVESTIGATOR By LINDSEY FENNER Now that COVID vaccines are much more easily available in Minnesota, we have reached what is perhaps the hardest part of this enormous vaccination task: reaching the folks who waited or haven’t quite made up their minds or still have questions. And as much information as any [...]

“There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns,” – Octavia Butler

“There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns,” – Octavia Butler

photo by Megan Gramlow, April 20, 2021 SAY THEIR NAMES cemetery at 37th and Park (near George Floyd Square). The sun sets on a call for justice. Visitors at the cemetery honor, mourn, celebrate, and gather momentum for the work of tomorrow. They compose a symphony for those lost: Guilty on all three counts.Black Lives MatterHumanity [...]

Past, Present, Theater

Past, Present, Theater

On Stage involves local students in a closer look at Nina Simone’s work around racialized violence  By JESSIE MERRIAM Don't tell meI tell youMe and my people just about due I’ve been there so I knowThey keep on saying “Go slow!” But that’s just the trouble ---Nina Simone “Mississippi Goddam” 1963 On [...]

Art Parties! Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts

By Interim Director Bart Buch and Artist/Board Member Angela Barrera A Party Invitation: We had a hard year last year, in many, many ways. Covid-19, economic hardship, violence, addiction, police brutality, social unrest, and homelessness have all increased the neighborhood's fear and isolation. One good thing that came out of the emergency [...]

March 2021

March 2021

New Book Casts Loving SPotlight on the “Sistas”

New Book Casts Loving SPotlight on the “Sistas”

By DWIGHT HOBBES This article first appeared in the February 4, 2021 Minnesota Spokesman Recorder Strive Publishing empowers youth through the enlightening tool of literacy, most recently with “Celebrating the Sistas,” an anthology/workbook showcasing Twin Cities role models for girls. While these are 10 women, it’s worth [...]

Down But Not Out: The Future of Uncle Hugo’s

Down But Not Out: The Future of Uncle Hugo’s

By CARZ NELSON Don Blyly might reopen the Uncles.  During the George Floyd uprising, twin retailers Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction and Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores were burned to the ground. The loss of these neighborhood institutions was deeply felt. Hugo’s is the oldest science fiction bookstore in the country; its importance [...]

Remembering Laura Waterman Wittstock:

Remembering Laura Waterman Wittstock:

Sept. 11, 1937 – January 16, 2021 Woman of Wisdom Via Words and Voice: The Cosmos has Grown by One More Star  By HARVEY WINJE “The birthright of every Indian born is that her or his ancestors paid a price beyond imagining that their descendants would live as Indians.” LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK   Laura’s compassionate eyes [...]

“Laura Waterman Wittstock, Still the Superb Journalist: First Person Radio Signs Off the Air”

“Laura Waterman Wittstock, Still the Superb Journalist: First Person Radio Signs Off the Air”

Laura Waterman Wittstock BY ELAINE SALINAS, THE ALLEY, MARCH 2018  Excerpt from a longer history of First Person Radio and the beginning of Migizi Communications.  “The final segment of First Person Radio (FPR) aired on KFAI Radio in Minneapolis on February 14th, 2018, forty years after it originated as The Native American [...]

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