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Nov 22nd


Advocates say Rosemary Williams housing victory elevates people power

Advocates say Rosemary Williams housing victory elevates people powerVictory for Rosemary Williams!

On July 24, at 9:15 am, the Hennepin County Sheriff's office knocked on the door of Rosemary Williams, 3138 Clinton Ave S, Minneapolis. They handed her an eviction notice, stating that she and her family (including two grandchildren) had to be out of the house by Monday.  Williams, along with the MN Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and the MN Coalition for People's Bailout, were already prepared with a press conference to announce plans to resist the eviction.


Congressman Keith Ellison presents his forum on health care disparities in the African-American community

Congressman Ellison and a panel featuring State Representative Bobby Champion, local health care providers and community activists will discuss health issues in the African-American Community.
Participants will discuss higher rates of chronic illnesses in the African-American Community & how to reverse negative trends.


Cassandra Johnson appointed to Hennepin County Library Board

Cassandra Johnson appointed to Hennepin County Library BoardThe Hennepin County Board of Commissioners appointed Cassandra (Sandy) Johnson of St. Louis Park to the Hennepin County Library Board on July 14.

Youth Farm Project benefits west side youth and community

For the second year in a row, Youth Farm and Market Project, the Riverview Economic Development Association, and El Burrito Mercado have teamed up to bring locally-grown organic produce to Saint Paul residents. The project, made possible by a generous grant from Ecolab, promises to engage youth, nourish Saint Paul’s families and keep money in the local economy.

Minnesota State Fair hits Midtown Global Market

Visitors to this year’s “Great Minnesota Get-Together” are invited to taste a sampling of worldly dishes as the Minnesota State Fair will feature eight restaurants and grocers from Midtown Global Market (MGM).

West African drum and dance series

West African drum and dance seriesPartnering with master artists from the African continent, N’Soroma’s Cultural Exchange will present a weekend of intense African drum and dance workshops on Friday, July 31 & Saturday, August 1, 2009. Designed to introduce and improve West African artistic technique, the workshops are open to all people, all level of drummer/dancer, and all ages.

Tyrone Guzman brought vision, intelligence, spirit to flourishing community

Tyrone Guzmán, Executive Director of Centro Cultural Chicano, passed away June 30, 2009. Guzmán, for 13 years, brought spirit, intelligence, vision, warmth and compassion in service to the organization. He was admired and loved by the board, staff and volunteers of Centro. He cared deeply for his community and had a sincere desire to see it flourish. One could see and feel this when they entered the doors of Centro. Under his leadership and guidance, the organization grew to serve more than 30,000 individuals every year. Centro thrived as he strengthened the agency’s capacity to promote the well being of Latino families in Minnesota within a nurturing cultural sanctuary.
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