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Compassionate Duo Artfully Planting and Giving for Tomorrow: Pastors Luisa and Patrick Retire

Compassionate Duo Artfully Planting and Giving for Tomorrow: Pastors Luisa and Patrick Retire

By CHRISTINE LEEHEY, BART BUCH, SANDY SPIELER, SUE HUNTER WEIR Pastors Luisa and Patrick Cabello Hansel. Photo: Lowell Hanson, 2014 Poetic Art & Artful PoetryBy CHRISTINE LEEHEY“Pastors Patrick and Luisa Cabello Hansel have served St Paul’s Lutheran Faith Community for 15 years. Their art and poetry talents were gifts, to us and the [...]

“CLASS of 2020: You Carry the Legacy of Resilience. We Know You Will Deliver!”

“CLASS of 2020: You Carry the Legacy of Resilience. We Know You Will Deliver!”

South High School 2020 Graduate Lawn signs designed by the Graduate Recognition Committee, purchased by South High Foundation, and delivered to graduate’s homes by teacher and staff volunteers following strict distancing protocol. March 16 was the final day of classes, after schools were ordered closed; and May 13 was the first day signs were [...]

Raise Your Voice: Commentary Honor The Community’s Vision Of A Better World. Please!

Raise Your Voice: Commentary Honor The Community’s Vision Of A Better World. Please!

Our Righteous Community By PETER MOLENAAR Note: In the realm of politics and leadership, the designation of “opportunist” intends a pejorative, i.e., it describes a person whose self-interest supersedes the longterm benefit of the whole. By now, every reader of “the alley” newspaper, is aware that governance of Minneapolis [...]

“Being alive and Native is an act of resistance, resilience and activism,” says Marcie Rendon

“Being alive and Native is an  act of resistance, resilience and activism,” says Marcie Rendon

By DWIGHT HOBBES Marcie Rendon, writer and grassroots firebrand, has made her way into the mainstream with the hit novels, “Murder on the Red River” and “Girl Gone Missing” (Cinco Puntos Press), racking up love-letter reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Kirkus Review and more like it’s lunch. Marcie [...]

The Fateful Day in Duluth: June 15, 1920

The Fateful Day in Duluth:  June 15, 1920

BY HOWARD McQUITTER II On June 15th, 1920, three young African American boys—Elias Clayton, 19 years old; Elmer Jackson, 19 years old; Isaac McGhie, 20 years old—working for the John Robinson Circus were lynched by a white mob. Postcard of the 1920 Duluth lynching: Two of the victims are still hanging while the third is laid on the [...]

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 [...]

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