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Singer Jamela Pettiford; master storytellers Nothando Zulu, and Beverly Cottman; Radio DJ Dee Henry Williams; poet Waheedah Shabazz, and performing artist Danielle Daniel present I Am Woman -- Voices of the Elders, 7PM Saturday, June 11, 2022 at The Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave, Minneapolis.

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Another Mother’s Day has passed. We have biological mothers, mothers by adoption, mother figures, mothers who have gone on to glory, and mothers to our community. In spending time with my mother that day, I was reminded of the Detroit Spinners song “Sadie.” That being said, here’s a reminder…

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The year is 1925.  In the late Senator Simon Guggenheim’s first gift letter to the Board of Trustees of the newly established John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he wrote, “the purpose is to give ‘blocks of time’ in which Fellows can work with as much creative freedom as possible.”  T…

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As we all know, history was made when Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman confirmed for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court bench, where her unique skill set and qualifications will make a difference in the conversations among the justices. Last Friday, I had the great pleasure t…

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Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Craig Taborn makes a rare appearance this Wednesday, April 13, at the Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. For ticket information call 612.332.5299.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — As John Legend was honored for his musical achievements Saturday — the night before the Grammy Awards — the singer used the Recording Academy stage to pay homage to a Black music culture that has shaped him and the wider world of music.

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SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, March 28, 2022 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the seventh chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was released from jail following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart and Nicki Minaj are among the headliners announced Thursday for this summer's Essence Festival of Culture, which returns to New Orleans after a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel.  If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.  Jessica Peresta

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Four years ago, DeVonna Bentley-Pittman and Jasmine Boudou had written and published books. The quandary: how to find their reading audience and sell their books. Bentley-Pittman then went to Neon on West Broadway in Minneapolis to secure a space to host an event. That event became the Minne…

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Bank of America announced today that it has provided a $1 million anchor grant to Juxtaposition Arts(JXTA)—the only Black-led art and design organization in Minnesota—in support of its four-year capital and legacy campaign to construct a new headquarters, restore two existing facilities and …

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When the Capri closed its building in May 2019 to embark on expanding and improving the historic space, it marked the occasion with six days of entertainment and art. That proved so much fun that a couple extra days of joy have been added to this year’s grand opening schedule! 

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The 20th annual Selby Ave JazzFest will take place from 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 11th at the intersection of Selby and Milton in St. Paul. For more information, interested parties can visit the event’s website at selbyavejazzfest.com or Facebook page. Admission is free.

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Familiar with hard times, scarcity, and uncertainty, the men at Ujamaa Place faced the COVID-19 pandemic head-on. Located in Saint Paul, Ujamaa Place serves primarily African American men, ages 18-30.

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Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors that jumped from ships because they knew Death was better than bondage.  Erik Killmonger  (The Black Panther)

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The Harlem Chamber Players announce Pity These Ashes: Tulsa 1921-2021, a Juneteenth streamed concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in partnership with The Greene Space at WQXR and WNYC, Harlem Stage, and the Harlem School of the Arts   The digital event will…

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Critically Acclaimed Series "CRACKA" Drops the Experimental Episode June 19th, or Juneteeth, Exclusively on Vyre Network. The controversial movie "CRACKA," a film by disruptive Director, Dale Resteghini, who proudly claims, his new series can help ‘solve racism’, will premier exclusively on …

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The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will host a special virtual panel conversation featuring trailblazing Black Minnesota artists discussing justice, peace and humanity. The free virtual panel, entitled “For Such a Time as This: Visionaries Who Matter CENTERSTAGE,” will be filmed live …

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The celebration of a people continues with the celebration of women, especially Black women and women of color in the Twin Cities. The history is rich and powerful as well as empowering. Some events are virtual and can be enjoyed from your favorite chair at home. 

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Buried deep underground in small English town of Margate, Kent; is a grotto shrouded in complete mystery. Adorned with 4.6 million shells and 70ft of winding underground passages leading to a rectangular chamber, this shell grotto is undoubtedly a remarkable site to behold.

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The “Capri Glee!” Adult Community Choir, under the direction of J.D. Steele, performs along with guest choirs, The Mill City Singers and MacPhail Community Youth Choir, tentatively set at Patrick Henry High School.

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Singer Jamela Pettiford; master storytellers Nothando Zulu, and Beverly Cottman; Radio DJ Dee Henry Williams; poet Waheedah Shabazz, and performing artist Danielle Daniel present I Am Woman -- Voices of the Elders, 7PM Saturday, June 11, 2022 at The Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave, Minneapolis.

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Another Mother’s Day has passed. We have biological mothers, mothers by adoption, mother figures, mothers who have gone on to glory, and mothers to our community. In spending time with my mother that day, I was reminded of the Detroit Spinners song “Sadie.” That being said, here’s a reminder…

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The year is 1925.  In the late Senator Simon Guggenheim’s first gift letter to the Board of Trustees of the newly established John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he wrote, “the purpose is to give ‘blocks of time’ in which Fellows can work with as much creative freedom as possible.”  T…

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As we all know, history was made when Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman confirmed for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court bench, where her unique skill set and qualifications will make a difference in the conversations among the justices. Last Friday, I had the great pleasure t…

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Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Craig Taborn makes a rare appearance this Wednesday, April 13, at the Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. For ticket information call 612.332.5299.

top story
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — As John Legend was honored for his musical achievements Saturday — the night before the Grammy Awards — the singer used the Recording Academy stage to pay homage to a Black music culture that has shaped him and the wider world of music.

  • Updated
  • 0

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, March 28, 2022 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the seventh chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was released from jail following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart and Nicki Minaj are among the headliners announced Thursday for this summer's Essence Festival of Culture, which returns to New Orleans after a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel.  If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.  Jessica Peresta

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  • 0

Four years ago, DeVonna Bentley-Pittman and Jasmine Boudou had written and published books. The quandary: how to find their reading audience and sell their books. Bentley-Pittman then went to Neon on West Broadway in Minneapolis to secure a space to host an event. That event became the Minne…

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  • 0

Bank of America announced today that it has provided a $1 million anchor grant to Juxtaposition Arts(JXTA)—the only Black-led art and design organization in Minnesota—in support of its four-year capital and legacy campaign to construct a new headquarters, restore two existing facilities and …

  • Updated
  • 0

When the Capri closed its building in May 2019 to embark on expanding and improving the historic space, it marked the occasion with six days of entertainment and art. That proved so much fun that a couple extra days of joy have been added to this year’s grand opening schedule! 

top story
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The 20th annual Selby Ave JazzFest will take place from 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 11th at the intersection of Selby and Milton in St. Paul. For more information, interested parties can visit the event’s website at selbyavejazzfest.com or Facebook page. Admission is free.

  • Updated
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Familiar with hard times, scarcity, and uncertainty, the men at Ujamaa Place faced the COVID-19 pandemic head-on. Located in Saint Paul, Ujamaa Place serves primarily African American men, ages 18-30.

  • Updated
  • 0

Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors that jumped from ships because they knew Death was better than bondage.  Erik Killmonger  (The Black Panther)

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The Harlem Chamber Players announce Pity These Ashes: Tulsa 1921-2021, a Juneteenth streamed concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in partnership with The Greene Space at WQXR and WNYC, Harlem Stage, and the Harlem School of the Arts   The digital event will…

  • Updated
  • 0

Critically Acclaimed Series "CRACKA" Drops the Experimental Episode June 19th, or Juneteeth, Exclusively on Vyre Network. The controversial movie "CRACKA," a film by disruptive Director, Dale Resteghini, who proudly claims, his new series can help ‘solve racism’, will premier exclusively on …

  • Updated
  • 0

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will host a special virtual panel conversation featuring trailblazing Black Minnesota artists discussing justice, peace and humanity. The free virtual panel, entitled “For Such a Time as This: Visionaries Who Matter CENTERSTAGE,” will be filmed live …

  • Updated
  • 0

The celebration of a people continues with the celebration of women, especially Black women and women of color in the Twin Cities. The history is rich and powerful as well as empowering. Some events are virtual and can be enjoyed from your favorite chair at home. 

  • Updated
  • 0

Buried deep underground in small English town of Margate, Kent; is a grotto shrouded in complete mystery. Adorned with 4.6 million shells and 70ft of winding underground passages leading to a rectangular chamber, this shell grotto is undoubtedly a remarkable site to behold.

  • Updated
  • 0

The “Capri Glee!” Adult Community Choir, under the direction of J.D. Steele, performs along with guest choirs, The Mill City Singers and MacPhail Community Youth Choir, tentatively set at Patrick Henry High School.