Appetite for Change, a non-profit organization that uses food as a tool for promoting social change in Minneapolis communities, was awarded more than $374,000 in federal grant money from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:36
Commentary by Melvin Carter, Jr.
Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page received the Ujamaa Place Leadership Award during a breakfast fundraiser Oct. 8 at St. Paul Holiday Inn.
But the day was not just about Page. JD Steele and his brother, Fred Steele, challenged the audience with the Teddy Pendergrass lyrics, "Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed." Ujamaa Place participants stood at the mic harmonizing background on the vocals.
'Way to Happiness' booklets distributed in north Minneapolis on Oct. 16
Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:45
MAD DADS, the Minneapolis North Community High School football team, and The Way to Happiness Foundation are teaming up on Friday, Oct. 16 to distribute up to 3,000 "The Way to Happiness" booklets in north Minneapolis.
The All Day Breakfast Menu at McDonald's is here. Say goodbye to the traditional notion of breakfast. 10:30 a.m. will no longer be the end of breakfast. Lunch, snack, dinner, late night – it's time for Hotcakes at whenever o'clock.
The small chartreuse and white building on the corner of East Lake Street and Stevens Avenue might be easy to miss, but what goes on inside might well become a model for solving the problem of fresh produce and healthier foods in lower income neighborhoods. The Good Grocer, a new kind of neighborhood co-op that opened June 15, is already getting healthy and affordable food to people in the area.
COPS grant to pay for Community Engagement Team Expansion
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 01:47
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The money, announced last Monday, comes from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and its COPS Hiring Program.