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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat

Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association
SCNA is holding a board meeting 6:30-8pm Tuesday February 14 at Creekview Park 5001 Humboldt Ave. N. For more information: Amy Luesebrink

Black History Showcase
Plymouth Youth Center (PYC) Tech High School Discover Crew presents a Black History showcase 7pm Friday February 17, The Capri Theater, 2027 W Broadway, Minneapolis, MN.  . 


Artspeak: Anatomy of the Whitney Houston Tragedy

At 2AM EST, my girlfriend Kesho from Iowa called and informed me that Whitney Houston, R&B music icon had died. Alone and without any apparent foul play, Whitney Houston, whose voice gave us airwaves magic with song like “I’ll Always Love You,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “I’m Every Woman,” “How Will I Know,” and “The Greatest Love of All,” is no more. 

Black History Month Events

“What’s Up With the Brothers -From Marginalization to Empowerment” -, Feb. 17, Noon to 1pm  

 Dr.  Whitney Stewart-Harris, Executive Director, Diversity and Multiculturalism Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
• Master of Ceremonies: Councilmember Melvin Carter III
@ City Hall/Courthouse - 15 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN (Lower Level - Room 40 A & B)

Black History Showcase - Feb 17
Featuring spoken word, dance, and r&b from Boom Box Music Group & Mama Brenda from Chicago, IL, PYC Steppers, Jayla Anderson, The Discovery Crew, Nakia Marie, Brandon Trevon, Chantel Winn, PYC Taiko Drummers, Wise Charter School African Drum and Dance. Feb. 17, 6:30, Adult $10, Student $5. @ Capri Theater 2027 W. Broadway N. Mpls.

Where Stars Are Born and Legends Are Made! - Feb 17
This year the students at Roseville Area High School have dedicated themselves to telling the story of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. The students intend to give the audience an opportunity to glance into the heart of America’s black community through the eyes of this world famous cultural institution. The Black History Month Performance will take place on Fri. Feb. 17 at 7pm in the Roseville Area High School Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. 1240 County Rd B2 W. Roseville, MN


History of North Minneapolis kicks off U of M's Critical Conversations, public discussions on urban issues and ideas

- Event includes screening of TPT/U of M documentary ‘Cornerstones’ and community reception -

The history of Minneapolis’s north side is the topic of Critical Conversations, a new series of public discussions with scholars, historians, artists and community leaders on urban issues and ideas debuting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis.


Road to Recovery: Building Economic Security in the African American Community

Purpose: This non-partisan event is an opportunity to participate in dialogue around issues critical to our state's long-term viability. This year's theme, will focus on the widening economic and education gaps impacting the African American community and the opportunities to close those gaps.

Keynote Speaker: Jay Williams.  Mr. Williams, Executive Director for the US Department of Labor's Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers and former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio. 

DATE:  Monday, February 13, 2012
TIME: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
LOCATION: Minnesota State Capitol, Rotunda


Minnesota State Senator Jeff Hayden and State Representative Karen Clark Voice Strong Support for Phillips Community Center Pool Renovation Project

State Senator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) and State Representative Karen Clark (DFL-Minneapolis) are working with Governor Mark Dayton and bipartisan legislative leadership to include funding in this year’s bonding bill for the Phillips Community Center pool renovation project. The $2.1 million request did not make it into last year’s bill, but Hayden, Clark, and pool advocate Minneapolis Swims ( hope that bipartisan support for the bill will help it to be reconsidered.


Minnesota Veterans prepare for ‘Day on the Hill’

The Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force (CTF), together with the United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC) and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers (MACVSO) will be holding a joint Veterans Day on the Hill event in the Capitol Rotunda to advocate for their 2012 joint legislative agenda Wednesday, Feb. 15. Veterans from around the state will be participating and engaging their legislators.

Veterans Day on the Hill “is a day when we unite as one common voice to speak on behalf of the 381,000 Veterans in the State of Minnesota,” said Raymond Trebus, CTF chair. “As the wars wind down and service members return home, we must remind the Legislature of the issues most important to the Veterans of Minnesota.”

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