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Commentary NRP Funds…Are Mpls. City Hall Democrats still Democrats? Party of Compassion?? Do the Math!! The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Poorer and Neighborhoods, too

Commentary NRP Funds…Are Mpls. City Hall Democrats still Democrats?  Party of Compassion?? Do the Math!! The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Poorer and Neighborhoods, too

By Carol Pass In the midst of watching the destruction of the democratic right of collective bargaining going on next door in Wisconsin, an action bought and paid for by the billionaire Koch brothers, I attended a meeting called by a group of Democratic legislators. A graph was handed out, shown here, of the seriously regressive taxation rates [...]

Phillips and The Alley Go to Harvard

By Susan Gust, Amy AusiÉirithe The Alley Newspaper and its editor, Harvey Winje, have been invited to be a part of The Wendell Phillips Bicentennial Symposium at the Harvard Law School Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, June 2 – 4. This exciting invitation was extended to The Alley because the Symposium’s scholarly [...]

April Artisans Bring MAY DAY Pageant

April Artisans Bring MAY DAY Pageant

By Harvey Winje, In the Heart of the Beast The Annual May Day Parade and Festival is a harbinger and highlight of Spring exceeded only by the gatherings of all ages during April that produce this special pageant. You’ve heard “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, April artisans will bring another May Day pageant. It is truly a [...]

One seed = many fruits Many pieces = one beauty

One seed = many fruits Many pieces = one beauty

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Out of one seed comes many fruits. Out of many broken pieces comes one unique beauty. That is the hope of the “Semilla” Community Arts Program at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Phillips. The idea for Semilla—which means “seed” in Spanish—came from St. Paul’s work in the arts and community organizing over [...]

“Programs might die, but good ideas and community… live” Phillips’ “Wellness Corridor”

“Programs might die, but good ideas and community… live” Phillips’ “Wellness Corridor”

by Robert Albee For the past two years many of us in the Phillips Community have been working to resurrect the Phillips Community Center (PCC) and turn it into a centerpiece for rebuilding the fabric of the neighborhood—this time as Phillips people instead of edifices or individual programs. We want the PCC to become Phillip’s hub of [...]

A highway divided, but it didn’t conquer. What is a Bridge? New community project in Phillips West

A highway divided, but it didn’t conquer. What is a Bridge?  New community project in Phillips West

by Dallas Johnson A bridge is more than a connection between two places. Yes, our very own 24th St pedestrian bridge across 35W connects our neighborhood to Whittier. But did you know it’s also a testament to community activism? You are invited to help breathe new life into the incredible story of our bridge. What’s the [...]

“Turning A Negative Into A Positive….” GI Hi-Jacked at Hi-Lake!… Green Institute dead to South Mpls.

by Annie Young Last month The Alley printed information about The ReUse Center closing. Now another part of the story unfolds before our eyes, where has the Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center and The Green Institute gone? On Monday, January 25th the Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center’s name came down and Greenway signage was put up. On Friday, [...]

All My Relations Gallery debuts Frank Big Bear

All My Relations Gallery debuts Frank Big Bear

The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) celebrates the All My Relations Gallery Grand Opening with an exhibit of never-before-seen paintings by master artist Frank Big Bear. Reception and Celebration January 21,  5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at All My Relations Gallery, 1414 East Franklin Avenue, Mpls. Hours: Tuesday-Friday [...]

Victor Borge: Life and Laughs of a Scandinavian Humorist Exhibit Opens at the American Swedish Institute

Victor Borge: Life and Laughs of a Scandinavian Humorist Exhibit Opens at the American Swedish Institute

February 18 – May 1, 2011 Exhibit  explores Victor Borge’s life and achievements with  film clips, recordings, photographs and memorabilia. Admission: see below. Born Børge Rosenbaum in Denmark on January 3, 1909, Mr. Borge trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and began his career in Denmark in the 1930s. While touring in [...]

East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center at 2300 17th Ave. Exemplifies reward of unity after 40 years of vision and six years of struggle

East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center at 2300 17th Ave. Exemplifies reward of unity after 40 years of vision and six years of struggle

: It has been forty years since hopes and visions of improvement to the two blocks of land between 17th and Cedar Avenues and 22nd and 24th Streets began.  Initial plans and proposals for dense housing were halted by limited citizen initiated political “arm twisting” that was nonetheless effective.  That effort led to park development [...]

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