Communities

Urban League Chief Scott Gray: When citizens and law enforcement collide

A national outbreak of tense and unfortunate collisions between citizens and law enforcement has formed a drumbeat calling for solutions to relieve the taut climate.

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Kelvin Quarles: Power to the people at KMOJ

(Photo credit: Harry Colbert, Jr.) Kelvin Quarles

As listeners of KMOJ (89.9 FM), we know Shed G. and Freddie Bell ... we know Lisa Moy, Walter "Q Bear" Banks, Jr. and Big Sam; but who most don't know is Kelvin Quarles.

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North Minneapolis bus riders: Fill the gap in the map

A press conference sponsored by Neighborhoods Organizing For Change (NOC) presented requests to the Metropolitan Council to follow up on previous commitments for equity on transit for the north side neighborhoods, specifically:

  1. Securing bus transit connections to the current and proposed light rail systems - 'fill the gap in the map.'
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TC Spotlight | Bike shops in the Twin Cities

Bike shops get the spotlight this week, which may seem odd considering the typical biking season is winding down. But we’re talking about the Twin Cities, where a sizeable portion of the bike community rides 365 days of the year. Around these parts, all seasons are bike seasons.

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From Mayberry to #Ferguson

Andy Griffith, the television sheriff of the fictional town of Mayberry, grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the real town of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Last week, just after I visited Mayberry/Mount Airy, I listened to a PRI program about Baltimore's new curfew, described as "one of the toughest in the country." As I drove across the country, the radio also brought stories about the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the protests, and then the police killing of Kajieme Powell.

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TC Weekend | Beloved Community Celebration, Lola Art Crawl, Chipotle Cultivate, MN State Fair and more!

It’s hard to believe it's time for the Minnesota State Fair, but here we are. The Great Minnesota Get-together has begun, serving as a gentle reminder that summer is fleeting. Below you'll find a few engaging events around town to attend if you’re not quite ready to join the crowds at the State Fair.

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SE 21st Ave: A Rob Kirby comic

I’m Rob Kirby, a Minneapolis cartoonist. I occasionally draw installments for a series of comics called “Time Forgot,” which pays tribute to old and/or forgotten places and artifacts in the city that interest me. The latest episode is “SE 21st Ave,” a mini-tribute to a cool little block in the SE Como area that I took a real shine to.

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A tale of two bike paths

*Comments here are in my individual capacity and not representative of the Jordan Area Community Council*

Over the past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to attend a neighborhood events where bike path options have been brought forward--a presentation by the city of Minneapolis about 26th Avenue North, and a Jordan Area Community Council listening session on the Humboldt/Irving Avenue proposal. While I could go into elaborate detail about each project, that's a topic for another post or two. Instead, what intrigues me as of late is the community perception of each plan.

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Coach McKenzie on police brutality discussion: Be the change we wish to see

Larry McKenzie

It can be difficult to explain to youth why the police might assault an unarmed citizen, especially in the citizen's own home. As the investigation continues for the charge of police brutality against community organizer Al Flowers, Insight News takes a look at the culture of solutions through the eyes of various community leaders.

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