Ackeesa Ta McFarlane-Harms, age 42, of NE Mpls., passed away Nov. 1, 2014. Preceded in death by mother, Theresa Harms. Survived by daughters, KiLeeah Rowe and Tyrisa McFarlane-Harms; grandchildren, Kahmyla, Kahmya, Kenneth and Kilecia; father, Wain McFarlane; sister, Antonia Harms; brother, Miles McFarlane; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
[caption id="attachment_21990" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Minneapolis residents who received energy assistance from the nonprofit Community Action of Minneapolis were told this week that they will now be receiving their services through Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin.
I extend and receive the greetings of compassion, condolence and love to all that are gathered here today and to all that are connected in mind and spirit, through family bloodlines and prayer lines, and through friendship lines on Facebook, and across the cyberspace digital platforms that serve us.
NEW YORK — In a small reception area of the Henry Street Settlement’s Community Consultation Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a couple of young Asian women sit far apart from each other on maroon chairs lined up against the wall.
[caption id="attachment_20337" align="alignleft"]Left: Kristie Mitchell today. Right: Kristie’s natural locs during her time in the Army. (Photo credit: Kristie Mitchell)[/caption]The Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia covers every aspect of soldiers’ grooming and appearance — from fingernail length to tattoos. Last month, the Army proposed updates to this regulation that scrutinize African American female hairstyles more than ever before. Previously AR 670-1 only briefly commented on uniquely African American hair styles. It banned “dreadlocks” for being “unkempt, twisted, matted…hair”. While cornrows were authorized as long as “conservative”.
May 2 – 10, 2014
Fresh from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, renown for celebrating groundbreaking new voices in independent filmmaking, Walker Cinema will host a variety of screenings and guests over the first two weekends in May. Whether featuring first-time directors and non-actors or seasoned casts and crews, each film uniquely plays with elements of the dramatic genre—offering new examples of how fluidly the medium evolves.
Sundance director John Cooper introduces the Walker screenings on May 2 and 3. He will also be present at the Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota Conference.
Unless otherwise noted, all films and programs are in the Walker Cinema, and tickets are $12 ($10 Walker members and seniors). Tickets go on sale April 15 at 11 am.