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Prince

Most relentless, most focused, the most driven Part 1 in a series By Al McFarlane, Editor In Chief – I am interested in examining Prince’s life from my vantage point as a Black man. Where I stand as a neighbor, as a neighborhood business owner, as a journalist and communicator, as a cultural advocate, and…

Victor Propes A pioneering spirit
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Victor Propes A pioneering spirit

vpropesbuffalovpropescouncilVictor Propes envisioned strategies and structures that could support the advancement of people of African descent in Minnesota. His legacy includes ongoing efforts that seek to quicken consciousness and processes than can deliver equity and engagement to Minnesota’s Black community.

Flowers: Mobilize, engage citizens
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Flowers: Mobilize, engage citizens

[caption id="attachment_22296" align="alignleft"]al flowersAl Flowers[/caption]Al Flowers is the founder of Community Standards Initiative (CSI), whose mission is to mobilize and engage citizens in problem solving. One of its components is a program designed to mobilize people in the community to support better outcomes in education for Minneapolis school children.

Nardal Stroud, Michael Chaney, LaDonna Redmond: Fighting for food justice
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Nardal Stroud, Michael Chaney, LaDonna Redmond: Fighting for food justice

[caption id="attachment_20577" align="alignleft"]always3bestL-R, Rumadam Campbel Bey from Rumadam Bay Gardens; Niakeya Stroud, a resident at Plymouth Avenue Town Homes and Plymouth Avenue Green Gardens team member; Nardal Stroud, founder of the Plymouth Avenue Green Team and youth Mat and Sinah (in front) from the Project Sweetie Pie Green movement. This is the first year of turning the Humboldt Pocket Park into vegetable gardens and distribution of plants to surrounding gardens of North Minneapolis. (Photo by Peg Thomas)[/caption]Part 3 in a series

Al McFarlane
Nardal Stroud, how do you come to this work? What are you doing to address the question of food justice?

PUTTING IN THE WORK
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PUTTING IN THE WORK

[caption id="attachment_20325" align="alignleft"]insight 2 health 046Eric Goodlow Photos by: Alaina L. Lewis[/caption]Master trainer Tyron Minor keeps the Insight2Health Fitness Challenge participants on track with praise (where deserved) and the promise of pain.

He recently wrote:

DNA: The truth of our identities
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DNA: The truth of our identities

[caption id="attachment_20297" align="alignleft"]african ancestry-20140405 153207(l-r) Norma Miller, Gina Paige, and Callie Riser[/caption]Callie Riser and Norma Miller were among the hundreds of Twin Cities residents engaged in a two-day event on African-American genealogy at the beginning of last month at downtown Minneapolis Central Library.

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