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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 [...]

East Phillips Neighborhood Community and Press Conference a Major Success

East Phillips Neighborhood Community and Press Conference a Major Success

By EAST PHILLIPS NEIGHBORHOOD INSTITUTE  “I can’t in good conscience continue to support unsustainable unimaginable policies that continue to disrupt our communities. I really support this effort to create a more sustainable future for our communities, for our City.” – Minneapolis City Council Vice President and Ward 8 Council [...]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Renewal Project is About to Begin

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Renewal Project is About to Begin

By ALISON PENCE, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ALLINA Plan for new promenade along the Greenway between Chicago Avenue and Elliot Avenue (courtesy Allina Health) Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is about to kick-off a multi- year campus renewal project that will help us transform our facilitiesand prepare to provide patient [...]

Park & Franklin Lofts Resumes

Park & Franklin Lofts Resumes

 By DOUG HOVELSON, Tuffa Associates  Tashitaa Tufaa speaking  The constructing of a 43-unit, four-story apartment building at Park Ave. and East Franklin Ave., in the Ventura Village neighborhood has resumed.  Tashitaa Tufaa, the building owner, says it will help fill a need for moderately priced, family-oriented rental [...]

Tips from a COVID-19 Case Investigator

 By LINDSEY FENNER  How to gather together indoors As we spend more time indoors, it’s important to keep in mind all of the ways we can reduce risk of spreading COVID-19 and still spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, smaller social gatherings are a very common way that coronavirus spreads. Numbers are rising and the [...]

Remembering Bob Albee

Remembering Bob Albee

 Robert Albee 1945 - 2020  By CARZ NELSON   Robert Albee Bob Albee was a great neighbor. He was a paragon of community involvement; his decades of work in Phillips spanned innumerable issues and organizations. He was generous as a mentor and a role model. He was a champion for social change. His work was fundamental to many [...]

“Power is Ever Stealing From the Many to the Few!”

“Power is Ever Stealing From the Many to the Few!”

Following is a segment of Chapter 12 of a book entitled: Wendell Phillips, Social Justice, and the Power of the Past  Edited by A. J. Aiséirthe and Donald Yacovone, Louisiana State University Press, 2016  This book is the 20th book of the Series: ANTISLAVERY, ABOLITION, AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD,  R. J. M. Blackett and James Brewer [...]

Seeking Answers & Justice

Minneapolis sued by East Phillips. Minneapolis Threatens to “unappoint” City Commissions.  By BRAD PASS, KAREN CLARK, and the Urban Farm Supporters  Followers of the alley newspaper are aware of the long struggle between the East Phillips Community and the City of Minneapolis over the use of the 7.6-Acre Roof Depot [...]

Start a Learning Pod

By CARZ NELSON The approaching school year will be different from every past school year because of COVID-19. School will most certainly involve lots of distance learning. Distance learning is challenging. It requires levels of self-discipline and focus that are hard for children to maintain.  Kids can learn better when distance [...]

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