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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 [...]

Physical Distance While Still Connecting

Adapting to (COVID-19) By HARRY LEED, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic A policy of “social distancing” has been implemented by schools, universities, businesses, and the state. Social Distancing, however, is a poor term; we need Physical Distancing. Viruses and bacteria can travel in droplets, particles that can move through the air up [...]

Takoda—All Are Welcome

Takoda—All Are Welcome

Adapting to Needs By ERIN WOLF, Takoda Institute Students at Takoda Institute. PHOTO COURTESY OF TAKODA INSTITUTE Takoda, previously known as the American Indian OIC, was founded in 1979 in response to the damaging education and employment disparities faced by Indigenous people within the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Since its [...]

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Adapting traffic – Construction Update: New Lake Street & 35W Transit Station By MNDOT adapted by GUSTAVO MANCILLA Computer rendering of the Lake Street &35W Transit StationPHOTO COURTESY OF MNDOT & GUSTAVO MANCILLA As part of the 35W@94 project, MnDOT and Metro Transit are building a new transit station at I-35W & Lake [...]

Clyde Bellecourt, “Keith Ellison, crisis in Phillips! Join us in mutual pursuit of justice!”

Clyde Bellecourt, “Keith Ellison, crisis in Phillips! Join us in mutual pursuit of justice!”

Nee Gonn Way Wee Dun ‘Thunder Before the Storm’ A.K.A Clyde Bellecourt, Co-Founder of American Indian Movement March 9, 2020 Dear Attorney General Keith Ellison, Thank you for your attention to this crisis in our Community. East Phillips, as you know, is the most diverse neighborhood in all of Minneapolis. It is also the poorest [...]

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 [...]

Alberder Gillespie Leads Mpls. Census

Alberder Gillespie Leads Mpls. Census

By City Neighborhood and Community Relations Alberder Gillespie, Mpls. 2020 Census Project Coordinator is leading Mpls.’ efforts to ensure that all  residents are accurately counted. An accurate population count is vital in determining political representation for Minnesota and federal funding. Alberder Gillespie Projected 2020 Census [...]

Publisher’s Jacket Preview “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable” By AMITAV GHOSH; The University of Chicago Press, 2016

Publisher’s Jacket Preview “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable” By AMITAV GHOSH; The University of Chicago Press, 2016

“Ghosh’s book serves as a great writer’s summons to confront the most urgent task of our time.” “Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations will think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming?  In his first major book of non-fiction since “In [...]

Dorothy Benson: Daughter’s Tribute “I guess because they were hungry.”

Dorothy Benson: Daughter’s Tribute “I guess because they were hungry.”

By MICHELLE BENSON Dorothy Benson, my mother, was a resident of the Phillips Neighborhood since the early 1950’s. She and my father fought very hard against “Model Cities”** in the sixties which were trying to isolate and divide Phillips Neighborhood by building freeways like what happened to Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul. They were both [...]

City Council and Staffs opposing plan – Phillips seeks jobs, food & housing that are green and community-guided

City Council and Staffs opposing plan – Phillips seeks jobs, food & housing that are green and community-guided

Brief Background by The Alley Newspaper Land and buildings in every sector of Phillips have been challenged by large institutions, smaller non-profits, businesses, public schools, parks, and the City and County since the City was founded. The colonizing of this land and its people centuries ago seems to have set a pattern that is extremely [...]

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