Through the Fire: Cinematographer Mychal Fisher rebuilds after Northside blaze
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:11
Interview byToki Wright Twitter: @mrwrighttc
It has been said that "fire both destroys and purifies." The devastating blaze that ripped through the 900 block of Broadway in North Minneapolis not only affected local businesses, but also the homes of many families and individuals. Visionary cinematographer Mychal Fisher (also known as Sway Heavy) was one of those individuals. His work spans from the film world into music production and performance with the Afrofuturist band ZULUZULUU alongside Greg Grease and 5 for '15 R&B award winner Proper-T. In our exclusive interview for Aesthetically Speaking Fisher is surprisingly optimistic in the face of tragedy.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 14:44
Al McFarlane Editor-in-Chief
Like others in my professional and community circles, I am astounded and incensed by the incredulous yet incessant attack on Black people by the Minneapolis daily newspaper and by Republican legislators who, as if operating in tandem, act as if they have a duty to dismantle Black community institutions, derail Black community interests, and destroy those who serve Black institutions and interests.
Barway Collins funeral postponed to allow biological Mother to attend
Friday, 24 April 2015 12:23
Kari Mugo, Mshale
Community efforts to delay funeral arrangements for 10 year old Barway Collins whose body was found on April 11 in the Mississippi River in Brooklyn Center, weeks after he was reported missing have been successful. Family and community members were seeking to delay the funeral scheduled for Saturday April 25 to give his biological mother, Louise Karluah time to make travel arrangements to attend her son’s funeral.
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:52
Daniel Getahun, TC Daily Planet
After more than a decade of working to give voice to underrepresented communities, Jeremy Iggers will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) on May 6. A founder of the organization and its flagship local news website, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Jeremy helped grow the organization from a training ground for citizen journalists to a hub for media classes and trainings for individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses. The board of directors would like to sincerely thank Jeremy for his creative vision and tireless work for so many years.