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WE ARE 2065

WE ARE 2065

South Minneapolis painter Joanna Hallstrom explores how the United States will be 54% People of Color by 2065 in portraits of 16 local students PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOANNA HALLSTROMAshre, 9, (at left) and Diane, 7, talk about their experiences of school, family and growing up. These hundreds of hours of audio were then cut down to about 20 minutes [...]

Meet Diane Amgamarca-Ortiz

Meet Diane Amgamarca-Ortiz

By Tesha M. Christensen Diane Seven-year-old Diane Amgamarca-Ortiz can make friends with anyone.  She’s in second grade at Risen in Christ Catholic Church (1120 E. 37th St.), and takes the bus over to Banyan Community after school. At Banyan, she works on homework, plays in the gym, and “chills out.” Diane is one of 16 South [...]

East Lake Savers closes

East Lake Savers closes

  By Tesha M. Christensen After 27 years, the Savers on East Lake St. shut its doors for the last time on April 3, 2019. The closure came as a surprise to staff members, shoppers and building owner, Wellington Management, Inc. “We are disappointed with their departure,” said Wellington Management Executive Vice President [...]

Heart of May Day

Heart of May Day

People – gathering in workshops, conversation, rehearsals, and celebration HOBT/MayDay artist and staff member, Ramon Cordis and those quoted helped collect these testimonies. May Day Workshop 2019, by Bruce Silcox 36 Parades later (for me), I keep participating because it is so much fun work! My favorite aspect of the entire MayDay [...]

MayDay 1974-2019: Everyone’s an artist, and creator of the future using ceremony and ritual for peace, justice and equality

MayDay 1974-2019: Everyone’s an artist, and creator of the future using ceremony and ritual for peace, justice and equality

  Dan Newman and Laurie Witzkowski-Denise Mayotte By DAN NEUMAN Dear MayDay People, Forty-four years ago a bunch of community activists and artists created a parade and a ceremony to welcome spring and the ending of a war. A few hundred people joyously marched from Phillip’s to Powderhorn and rallied on the shore of the [...]

Beloved principal leaves on high note

Beloved principal leaves on high note

By Kinsley Wilcox-McBride This article is reprinted courtesy of the South High student newspaper, the Southerner.  Beloved Principal Ray Aponte made a huge announcement on March 19: with the end of the 2018-19 school year, he will officially end his time as principal of South High.  Aponte has served as South’s Principal for the past [...]

ADDICTED NO MORE

ADDICTED NO MORE

Augsburg Fairview Academy students hear real life stories from  Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge participants LUCY PREYSZTeens shared their stories with other students during a Know the Truth presentation at Augsburg Fairview Academy. Left to right: Anthony, Troy and Casey. We hope that if you are ever faced with a situation where drugs are [...]

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What’s possible for HOTB, MayDay?

What’s possible for HOTB, MayDay?

by TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Bruce SilcoxHOTB has been a offering after-school and summer programs for kids at Little Earth, the Waite House, and Collaborative Village (a PPL project) for several years. About 150 kids are part of this year-round program that focuses on telling the stories of the Phillips neighborhoods and participants’ cultures. [...]

In the Heart of the Beast is short of funds, losing staff but looking to the community for answers

In the Heart of the Beast is short of funds, losing staff but looking to the community for answers

Bruce SilcoxHOTB Executive Director Corrie Zoll is hopeful about the organization’s future and believes it is full of exciting possibilities. “This is an extremely painful moment,” Zoll admitted. “At the same time, I’m really looking forward to conversations with people about what is possible.” Last year, HOTB had expected to receive a [...]

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