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."
JK Movement participants from Murray Junior High School successfully completed the first ever service-learning project fully manned by JK Movement scholars.
Both the Theresa Living Center and Caroline Family Services in St. Paul benefited from the students' efforts. The school's participants designed, organized and executed a clothing drive resulting in more than 300 pieces of clothing being donated. JK Movement founder and executive director, Johnny Allen, Jr., delivered the donated clothing to the organizations.
Hmong film festival explores new ways of storytelling through film
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:55
On May 15–16, Metropolitan State University hosts the Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival. The festival screens films that take the tools of contemporary American storytelling and place them in the hands of Hmong artists. The event includes a Hmong photography show by In Progress Hmong youth artists, exhibited in the university's Founders Hall reception area through May.