[caption id="attachment_17403" align="alignleft"]Vying to be Minneapolis’ next mayor, candidates participated in a recent 1MPLS forum on race. Seated from left to right (background to foreground) are Tony Lane, Mark Andrew, Gary Schiff, Don Samuels, Jim Thomas, Doug Mann, Betsy Hodges and Jackie Cherryhomes. (Photo by Harry Colbert, Jr.)[/caption]Candidates seeking to be Minneapolis’ next mayor had to convince a packed auditorium inside Sabathani Community Center they were receptive to the needs of the city’s various minority communities.
Candidates seeking to be Minneapolis’ next mayor had to convince a packed auditorium inside Sabathani Community Center they were receptive to the needs of the city’s various minority communities.
[caption id="attachment_17371" align="alignleft"](Courtesy of the Commons Hotel)[/caption]Following a $15 million yearlong renovation, The Commons Hotel celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday (June 5).
[caption id="attachment_17362" align="alignleft"]Jazz legends Larry Willis (piano) and Hugh Masekela delighting the audience at the Dakota Jazz Club. [/caption]I take great pride in being a journalist.
I recognize the true honor bestowed upon me. I strive every day to be truthful, thoughtful and accurate and maintain the public’s trust. It’s a weighty job. Yes, in the past I have erred. I’ve left off a period at the end of a sentence here or there. I have missed a word that should have been capitalized – forgot to add an apostrophe … nothing major, but errors nonetheless. It happens with every writer. You beat yourself up over it, maybe say a foul word (or few), but you move on.
[caption id="attachment_17258" align="alignleft"]United Way Worldwide U.S. President Stacey Stewart addresses a group of area civic and business leaders during a luncheon this past week. [/caption]According to the Greater Twin Cities United Way, more than 600,000 people in this region are living in poverty.
[caption id="attachment_17180" align="alignleft"]David Billingsley, founder of the Billingsley School of Music & Arts. [/caption]All across the state schools are experiencing serious budget crunches, and typically some of the first programs to be axed are those of music, theater, dance and visual arts.
[caption id="attachment_17099" align="alignleft"]Markita Hawkins[/caption]Life on one’s own is a daunting task.
It is even more daunting for young adults who have been in foster care – often bouncing from residence to residence with very little stability and no real support system of which to speak. Things most take for granted, such as establishing and maintaining a banking account or budgeting for monthly expenses, oftentimes go untaught to foster children. For some children in the foster care system, the primary concern is surviving each day, not planning for tomorrow.
[caption id="attachment_17091" align="alignleft"]State Senator Scott Dibble (61), State Representative Karen Clark (62A) and their spouses with Governor Mark Dayton signing the bill for Marriage Equality May 14, 2013.[/caption]With a throng of nearly 6,000 supporters on hand at the Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a bill that will legalize same sex marriages in the state.