The number of young people detained each day at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) dropped 33 percent over the past three years. The change is one of the goals sought when implementing the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) which has been piloted in Hennepin County since 2005.
SAINT PAUL – Summer youth employment, home improvements and a library expansion are some of the projects that will benefit from a $2.1 million community development block grant the City is pursuing though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.)
When story, lyrics, voices, stagecraft, and vision come together, the result is powerful, memorable, and impactful. Case in point is Tony Kushner’s “Caroline, or change, the musical, now playing at the Guthrie Theater through June 21, 2009.
Book readings and signings
Join Elder Arthur C. McWatt as he presents his book Crusaders for Justice: A Chronicle of Protest by Agitators, Advocates and Activists in their Struggle for Civil and Human Rights in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1802-1985.
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.
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.
Four years ago, a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts, most of whom are Native Americans, hatched a simple plan for a motorcycle trip.
[caption id="attachment_6408" align="alignleft"]Stephen Israel Trice[/caption]Stephen I. Trice, age 22, the first born and only son of Community Activist & Organizer James B. Trice and Dionne L. Trice passed from this life at 12:10 AM on May 5, 2009. After a yearlong battle with cancer, it was Stephen’s wish to peacefully die at home in the arms of his parents.
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.