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Nov 28th


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.

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.

Cycle trek commemorates forced movement of Dakota, Winnebago

Four years ago, a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts, most of whom are Native Americans, hatched a simple plan for a motorcycle trip.

In Loving Memory: Stephen Israel Trice dies after a couragous battle with cancer

In Loving Memory: Stephen Israel Trice dies after a couragous battle with cancerStephen 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.

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.

In loving memory Olive E. Willis

In loving memory Olive E. WillisOlive E. "Ollie" Willis went home to be with the Lord on April 17, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN.

Olive was preceded in death by her husband Dorsie Willis of the "Brownsville Raid" fame. Olive had no children but had many nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her dearly. Olive's sister Roma Batsell also preceded her in death. They were always together. To know Ollie was to love her.


Reps. Hayden and Champion to host Spring National Night Out

Reps. Hayden and Champion to host Spring National Night OutState Rep. Jeff Hayden, DFL-61B and State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-58B will host the 1st Annual Minneapolis Violence Prevention Spring Gathering on Saturday May 2nd, 10 am to Noon at the Sharon Sayles-Belton Center, Minneapolis Urban League, 411 E 38th St. Minneapolis MN 55409. Hayden and Champion have invited Minneapolis residents from across the city to come participate in this community event.
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