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Ujamaa Place honors Justice Alan Page
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Ujamaa Place honors Justice Alan Page

Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page received the Ujamaa Place Leadership Award during a breakfast fundraiser Oct. 8 at St. Paul Holiday Inn.

But the day was not just about Page. JD Steele and his brother, Fred Steele, challenged the audience with the Teddy Pendergrass lyrics, “Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed.” Ujamaa Place participants stood at the mic harmonizing background on the vocals.

The Rondo annihilation
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The Rondo annihilation

old-rondoThe sky was deep bluish-blue, the grass loud green. Birds flocked in radiant colors across treetops, sang and frolicked in the freshest of air.

Rondo Avenue extended east/west from about Marion Street to Lexington Parkway. Our house was just one of several properties my father inherited from Uncle Mac Carter, who worked himself into early grave (on the railroad).

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