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  • Americans reduced to eating out of garbage cans

    Americans reduced to eating out of garbage cansAbout six blocks west of the White House, I spotted a man recently who appeared to be in his late 40s or early 50s rummaging through a garbage bin, apparently in search of food. Seconds later, I saw him look ...
  • Kathleen Johnson, Erica West and Lori Jenaire: Spellbinding songbirds

    Kathleen Johnson, Erica West and Lori Jenaire: Spellbinding songbirdsIf you're going to talk spellbinding songbirds, you have to talk Kathleen Johnson, Erica West and Lori Jenaire. Each nails down strong R&B as second nature. The renowned Kathleen ...
  • Pastor Hazel and Bob Sloan center 50 year marriage on Christ, friendship

    Pastor Hazel and Bob SloanOn any given Sunday, Pastor Hazel Sloan sits with quiet dignity at the front of a small Northside Covenant church where she is the Minister of Discipleship. ...
  • Jevetta Steels Two Queens One Castle returns to Mixed Blood Theatre

    Jevetta Steel's Two Queens One Castle returns to Mixed Blood TheatreJevetta Steele's Two Queens One Castle; Book and Lyrics by Jevetta Steele and Thomas W. Jones II; Music by J.D. Steele and William Hubbard; Musical Direction by Sanford Moore; D...
  • Sunnysides BasquaisThe worlds best omelet

    It's arguably the very best omelet ever made -- anywhere. Listed on the menu as The Basquais, this omelet is the chef's forte at the Sunnyside Cafe, 1825 Glenwood Avenue North, Minneapolis. Its creator, French and Italian chef and culinary arti...
  • Once upon a time . . . There was the North Central Voters League

    The "sizzling sixties" stands out as one of the most dramatic sea-changing decades in the annals of American political and social history. Not since the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction has the nation seen such a massive social transforma...
  • Rondo Days: Community personified

    The following are excerpts from The Days of Rondo by Evelyn Fairbanks published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. The book recalls Ms. Fairbanks years of growing up in the once vibrant, thriving Rondo community. Rondo Days, the annual celebrati...
  • Preparing our students to succeed in a global economy

    Minnesota should provide much more aggressive leadership to create a long term, stable funding strategy for all public school districts in the state, according to Dr. Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools, the state's second la...
  • Best Buy partners with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

    Best Buy Co., Inc. presented Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity with a $50,000 sponsorship check and announced a partnership between the fraternity and Best Buy's employee volunteer award program at the opening ceremony of the Kappa national convention last ...
  • Kappa Alpha Psi leaves legacy: No place like homeFraternity builds North Minneapolis home

    The hottest day of the summer did not deter people from celebrating a partnership that is helping one local family recognize the dream of homeownership. The national fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi partnered with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) on the...
  • Qwest niche marketing in the community

    Telecommunications powerhouse Qwest says that effective marketing is about access and relationships. Qwest's Minnesota marketing team is taking that message on the road, meeting new and potential customers for it suite of high tech products and servi...
  • Are you going to wear that? Head-to-toe ready for a telephone interview

    By Julie DesmondJob seeker Joe waited forty-five minutes for an HR representative from a top company to reach him for a phone interview. Eventually he gave up and contacted the recruiter who had scheduled the call. "Okay if I loosen the tie now...
  • Job search: Step by step starting with your resume

    By Julie DesmondLooking for work can be a full time job. For the job seeker who's working already, finding time to make a career change can be the biggest obstacle between you and your next great opportunity. Take it step by step, and soon you'...
  • Casanegra by Blair Underwood with Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes

    "Casanegra" by Blair Underwood with Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes,Maybe you've wondered this a time or two: why can't you just leave well-enough alone? It's human nature to want to tinker with things that are good-enough or tha...
  • Javier Trejo: versatile virtuoso plays, sings, writes

    Javier Trejo: versatile virtuoso plays, sings, writesVersatility, thy name is guitarist, singer and songwriter Javier Trejo. You could listen to the album with his band (now defunct) The Beads and say, "This guy rocks that old San Francisco sound, an...
  • MAD DAD volunteers increase safety on public bus

    MAD DAD volunteers increase safety on public busWhile Metro Transit Police Chief Dave Indrehus was hiding his head in the sand a couple of months ago, claiming that the public buses are absolutely safe to travel, others were doing something about the real...
  • The N word: rejecting toxic language that pollutes home

    The N word: rejecting toxic language that pollutes homeRecently, we had dinner guests at our home who used the N- word. I wanted to say, "I don't allow the use of that word in our home." Instead, I offered disapproval of the use of any ra...
  • Ballpark construction could mean millions of dollars may flow into Minneapolis Northside

    Ballpark construction could mean millions of dollars may flow into Minneapolis' NorthsideSummit Academy OIC (SAOIC) Friday June 29th hosted an open house for community partners to enlist their support of an expansive recruitment effort to attract tra...
  • General Mills: Best company for diversity

    General Mills: Best company for diversityReport reveals the top performers in corporate boards, total workforce, senior management, and corporate procurementBLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) this month announced that Minnesota -based General Mills is one of the nati...
  • Slum Village: Soul-stirring sonics lift hope, faith

    Slum Village will be returning to the Twin Cities as part of the Fat Cat Tour. They will be performing at Trocadero's Nightclub on Wednesday, July 11, located at 107 3rd Ave. No. Downtown Minneapolis. Slum Village's return to the Twin Cities wil...

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