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Afrodescendientes Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
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Afrodescendientes Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

Profile: Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera By Carmen Robles From the mountains of Morvis, located in the central region of Puerto Rico, to the marble halls of the White House in Washington, D.C., Annastacia Belladonna-Carreradances to the African-Taino beat of her ancestors as inspired by her grandmother. Puerto Rico has been greatly influenced by African culture. The majority…

Minneapolis Urban League: 90 years of service
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Minneapolis Urban League: 90 years of service

By Carmen Robles, Associate Editor for Afrodescendientes –  “Founded in 1926, the mission of the Minneapolis Urban League is to link African descendants and other people of color to opportunities that result in economic success and prosperity, and effectively advocate for policies that eradicate racial disparities.” Minneapolis Urban League Mission Statement

Vice President Joe Biden visits St. Paul Union Station
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Vice President Joe Biden visits St. Paul Union Station

By Carmen Robles Vice President Joe Biden was in St. Paul on Thursday, Feb. 18 “to celebrate just one of the many great examples of how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 invested in Minnesota’s future.” The Vice President stopped at St. Paul’s Union Depot train station to mark the seventh anniversary of…

James “Mudcat” Grant: Determined to succeed
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James “Mudcat” Grant: Determined to succeed

21759923206 80534f6b36 o-copyA dozen or so community guests gathered at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center in Minneapolis for a luncheon with baseball legend, musician and author, James “Mudcat” Grant.

The intimate gathering was hosted by the Minnesota Twins and was attended by special guests including Elder Atum Azzahir, executive director and founder of Cultural Wellness Center; recipient of the 2015 Minnesota Twins Roberto Clemente Legacy Award.

On being Afro-Latino
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On being Afro-Latino

[caption id="attachment_24996" align="alignleft"]afro-latinocelebratehispanicheritage.wordpress.com[/caption]James Garrett, Jr, 4RM+ULA managing partner and architect responded to a question I asked him recently… whether he considered himself Latino or Black. I want to share the full content of his powerful response.

Having spent 10 years building my genealogy/family trees on both sides of my family, I learned that I do not have ‘Spanish blood’ but rather sangre from other european populations and former slave masters in a very similar combination to many of my Afro-Latino friends/family.

The Guthrie brings ‘Music Man’ to life
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The Guthrie brings ‘Music Man’ to life

[caption id="attachment_24931" align="alignleft"]the music man guthrie 6-15 041 0T. Charles Erickson. Stacie Bono (Marian Paroo), Danny Binstock (Harold Hill) and cast in the Guthrie Theater’s production ofThe Music Man. Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, directed by John Miller-Stephany. Set design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Mathew J. LeFebvre and lighting design by David Lander. June 20 – August 23, 2015, on the on the Wurtele Thrust Stage at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis.[/caption]The spectacular, intimate feel of the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust Stage captured the true experience of a Broadway show with the production of “Music Man.”

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