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Feb 06th


So what makes Super Bowl Sunday so Super?

So what makes Super Bowl Sunday so Super?


February 5, 2012, I spent the day at a sports bar for almost five hours trying to discern what attracted so many to the event known as “Super Bowl Sunday?”  In some ways this article is a tribute to a late colleague, Dr. Walter Dozier, who was both a professional journalist and anthropologist, specializing in—you guessed it, the anthropology of sports


North Minneapolis Neighborhood Beat.

African American Family Night
Richard Green Central will host African American Family Night 4:30-7:30 Tuesday February 28th 3416 4th Ave. S.  For more information: Brenda R. Carrasco 612-668-3736

Capri Theater
Speak Low When You Speak of Love
The Capri Theaters “Legend” series presents Speak Low When You Speak of Love, featuring Twin Cities performers Sanford Moore, Dennis Spears, Julius Collins, and Dennis Oglesby.  The concerts are at 7pm Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, and 3pm Sunday, February 12, 2012.  To order tickets: OvationTix at 866-811-4111.


Black History Month Events:

Lady Griot – Feb. 3, 5pm    
Lady Griot connects the audience to the blues with resonance, poetry and dramatic flair. West Seventh Library, 265 Oneida St.

Robert Robinson  -  Feb.  5, 2pm
Join acclaimed gospel and contemporary music artist Robert Robinson for a live concert at the Rondo Library.  Robinson has performed with Aretha Franklin, Grammy Award winner Andrae Crouch, the Sounds of Blackness, Bobby McFerrin, Barry Manilow, Jermaine Jackson, and others.  The Star Tribune called him “Pavarotti of gospel.  Rondo Library. 461 N. Dale St.


Champion gets "A" grade


At an event held at the State Capitol last week, State Representative Bobby Joe Champion (DFL 58B) received an award for his efforts in addressing racial equity during the 2011 Legislative Session. The “Champion for Racial Justice” award was given to legislators who had received an “A” grade on their Racial Equity Report Card from the Organizing Apprenticeship Project.


Sabathani art exhibit in the making

Sabathani art exhibit in the making

Sabathani Community Center will begin putting together a storytelling art exhibit about the history of Sabathani and the people who were key in creating the organization.  Sabathani was formed in 1966 by South Minneapolis residents and members of Sabathani Baptist Church to provide structured activities for African American youths.


Elections 2012: Feb. 7 Precinct Caucus locations


Elections 2012: Feb. 7 Precinct Caucus locations 7:00 PM. http://www.58df .org/calendar/
  W3-P7        Cityview School  3350 North 4th Street
  W4-P1        Creekview Park Rec. Center  5001 Humboldt Ave. N.
  W4-P2        Creekview Park Rec. Center  5001 Humboldt Ave. N.


Bottineau Transitway open houses


The public is invited to attend a series of open houses in January 2012, involving the Bottineau Transitway. The project is in what is called the “scoping phase” and is soliciting public comment through February 17, 2012, on its scoping booklet, which includes:
•    The history, purpose and need of the project.
•    Information about proposed alternatives under consideration for study and other issues that will be covered in the Environmental Impact Statement.
•    A general timeline for the project, including key decision-making milestones.

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