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Haki Madhubuti, Mahmoud El Kati at Harvest Prep book reading

The name Haki means “just” or “justice,” and Madhubuti means “precise, accurate and dependable,” in Swahili. So it is no surprise that Haki Madhubuti has long been a pivotal figure in the development of a strong Black literary tradition, emerging from the Civil Rights and Black Arts era of the 1960s and continuing to the present.

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Take advantage of the North Community YMCA

The North Community YMCA has been revamped with the success and engagement of the North Minneapolis community youth in mind.  For over 150 years, the YMCA has proven to be the savior for many wandering youth, and at the Grand Opening Celebration on May 2 one of those youth, Fred Friswold, had a YMCA building named after him for all that he has given back to the community.

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In loving memory: Sharla Tolbert

Sharla Tolbert born on November 16th, 1951 to the late Ida Jean Tolbert and the Tharon Howard in Chicago, IL. Sharla, the eldest of 6 siblings, one of which who preceded her death (Leonard Tolbert). She grew up in Gary, IN and attended school at Drew Elementary, Pulaski Junior High, Roosevelt High School and Indiana University. She received her foundation as a Christian at New Hope Baptist Church.

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