Nachito Herrera orchestra to perform at St. Peter's AME
Monday, 14 July 2014 16:31
The Trustee Board of St. Peter's AME Church recently sponsored Cabaret IV, an evening of music, fun, food and fellowship. The event held at the church, located at 401 E. 41st St. in south Minneapolis, attracted over 100 guests and featured performances by the church's musicians Thom West, piano; Curt Boganey, saxophone; and Daryl Boudreaux, percussions. Musical guests included Larry Sims, trumpet; Perry Trenon Graham, drums; and Lee Gatlin, bass guitar. Also appearing were vocalists Maurice Jacox, Annie Favors and Valton Henderson. Perry Trenon Graham also entertained the audience with his ventriloquism skills. Guests enjoyed food and an assortment of "mocktails," non-alcoholic drinks.
Minneapolis officer Abdulkadir meets families living at 2909 Bloomington Ave. S
Monday, 30 June 2014 03:29
Recently 50 residents living at 2909 Bloomington Ave. S. met with Minneapolis Police Officer Mukhtar Abdulkadir to find solutions to crime and safety problems that have been plaguing their neighborhood and their building.
The annual Northside summer concert series, Live on the Drive, continues it's seventh year. The unique sounds of Clocks and Clouds classical fusion will perform on Thursday, July 10th, from 6 to 8pm. The second of three concerts held outdoors this summer on the scenic Victory Memorial Drive at 34th Avenue North in Minneapolis, one of the most beautiful concert settings in the city.
Summer of Civil Rights celebrates 50 years of the Civil Rights Act
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:57
Fifty years after the President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, organizers are planning series of events in the Twin Cities that recognize the significance of the legislation that ended Jim Crow laws.
Big Daddy's Old Fashioned Barbeque: "I would just like to see a better mix of things"
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:29
Bruce Johansen, TC Daily Planet
Historically, the Rondo neighborhood was the most vibrant African American community in St. Paul, until a new freeway, built in the 1960s, tore it apart. According to the Minnesota Historical Society, "The construction of I-94 shattered this tight-knit community, displaced thousands of African Americans into a racially segregated city and a discriminatory housing market, and erased a now-legendary neighborhood."