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WANTED: Male Mentors

By Raymond Jackson Not only is Minneapolis in dire need of mentors for children, but cities throughout America are too. This is a need for all children, especially children of color and young boys. On Thursday December 10th, former editor of Essence magazine and founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, Ms. Susan Taylor, visited the [...]

SPORTS TALK

By Ray Jay and Young Dex It is with great sorrow that we start this edition of Sports Talk announcing the death of 26 year old wide receiver Chris Henry, who’s Cincinnati Bengals, had just recently been thrashed by our MN Vikings 30-10. Mr. Henry did not play in that game, in that he broke his forearm November 6, and was still rehabilitating [...]

East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center Ground-Breaking 4 ½ Years after Linda’s Dream, Neighbors-described on ‘Butcher Paper’**

East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center Ground-Breaking 4 ½ Years after Linda’s Dream, Neighbors-described on ‘Butcher Paper’**

By Brad Pass and Carol Pass On November 19th, 2009 a momentous event for the Phillips Neighborhood occurred. It was the ground breaking of the long awaited East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center. After years of relentless struggle primarily by the residents and organizations of East Phillips, with help from our adjoining neighborhood to [...]

A Letter of Gratitude to the Phillips Community…from Leon Oman

A Letter of Gratitude to the Phillips Community…from Leon Oman

by Leon Oman Dear Community of Phillips, Let me express my deepest thanks and gratitude to the Phillips community upon my retirement from Community Education at Andersen School. It has been a profound joy and honor to serve with you over the past 28+ years. I appreciate all the well-wishes that people have shared, both formally and informally, [...]

Movie Corner: A Serious Man & Tyler Perry: I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Movie Corner: A Serious Man & Tyler Perry: I Can Do Bad All By Myself

A Serious Man **** 1/2 (rated four and a half out of five stars) Focus Features Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen Standing on the top of his roof, Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) adjusts his television antenna after his pre-bar mitzvah early adolescent son Danny Gopnik (Aaron Wolff) had been complaining about stations not coming in [...]

Dave’s Dumpster December 2009

Dave’s Dumpster December 2009

Update on the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center

By Brad Pass, Chair, East Phillips Park Community Design Team On October 1st, the bids for the new East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center were opened. Of the thirteen bidding construction companies, not one bid exceeded the money we have available for the project and the three lowest bids came in sufficiently low so as to allow us to [...]

SPORTS TALK

By Ray Jay and Young Dex Let’s start this edition of sports talk out with a big congratulations to Lynx coach Jen Gillom and Lynx point guard Renee Montgomery as they were selected to be representatives on The United States Women’s Basketball team for the pre Olympics Games. We must also congratulate our Minnesota Twins as they made the [...]

La Natividad Returns

La Natividad Returns

by Patrick Cabello Hansel One of the most unique partnerships in the arts takes place literally in our backyard: La Natividad, the bilingual Christmas procession and celebration that is a partnership between In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT), St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Mercado Central marketplace. La [...]

Leon Oman retires after 28 years in Community Education at Andersen Elementary

Leon Oman retires after 28 years in Community Education at Andersen Elementary

By Harvey Winje Two hundred people greeted and cheered Leon Oman on his last day of 28 years as a Minneapolis Schools Community Education Coordinator at Andersen School in the Phillips Community. His years as a community educator brought together his passion for education, his seven years experience as a social worker, as well as, his involvement [...]

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