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Apr 21st


Karamu Forum promotes civic engagement

Karamu Forum promotes civic engagementAn ambitious civic engagement movement is being launched by several African American churches in collaboration with Solidarity, a social activist volunteer group. This collaborative effort towards community self-education, presented in a series of community forums, will begin at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon. 

Obituary: Cheryl A. Carter-Giller

Obituary: Cheryl A. Carter-GillerOct. 29, 1949 — May 21, 2013

Cheryl A. Carter-Giller, age 63, of Minneapolis, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, with her husband and daughter by her side at the University of Minn. Fairview Medical Center in Minneapolis after a prolonged and heroic battle with angiosarcoma.

God made vegetables to save our society

Faced with the reality of statistics that show nearly 1 in 3 children in America as overweight or obese, and the numbers are even higher in African-American communities, where nearly 40% of children are overweight or obese these factors lead to the speculation that one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives, the Youth Ministry of Greater Mount Vernon felt compelled to do something, anything to help change this trend. God Made Vegetable to Save Our Society (G.M.V.S.O.S) a program of the Greater Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist funded in part by the Minneapolis Foundation's Youth Empowerment grant, was a labor of love for the youth who wanted to do their part to encourage healthy lifestyles and physical activity among their peers.

Homewood Studios: One part of a supportive, thriving North Minneapolis arts scene

Homewood Studios: One part of a supportive, thriving North Minneapolis arts sceneSince 2000, Homewood Studios, an artists’ workspace and gallery/meeting space in north Minneapolis, has served local artists and their neighbors in the belief that the visible presence of working artists contributes to the vitality, self-image, and coherence of community.

Summer Food Service Program at Excell Academy For Higher Learning

Excell Academy For Higher Learning is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following sites and times:

Hennepin County seeks community insight during preparation for north Minneapolis human services "hub"

Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department will host a series of community conversations about a proposal to create a more convenient location for north Minneapolis residents to access services including medical, emergency, child care and food assistance, child support and homeless services.

PYC Arts & Tech High School students invite the community to join in their May 17 "Walk for Success"

PYC Arts & Tech High School students invite the community to join in their May 17 Students at PYC Arts and Tech High School are inviting community members to join them for the fourth annual Walk for Success, 3:15 p.m., Friday, May 17. The walk is intended to raise awareness and break down stereotypes about youth in North Minneapolis.
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