Communities

Peace of Hope in Minneapolis connects prisoners and their families

Sharon Brooks, founder and president of Peace of Hope, has increased services in north Minneapolis through her 2-year-old nonprofit organization. (MinnPost photo by Ibrahim Hirsi)

Sharon Brooks was only 12 years old when she thought of becoming an advocate for African-Americans with family members in prison.

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Making sense of race, culture, ethnicity and class… part 4

Later in July I will be leading a seminar with the Mentoring Project of Minnesota and representatives of youthrive. It is the third of eight sessions titled the “Impact Exchange.” These monthly gatherings seek to help mentoring programs and all interested parties dialogue and strategize how to confront the issues of Race, Class and Privilege in their personal lives and the programs they lead. The July session is titled “Race, Class and Ethnicity Matters” Often times conversations regarding racialized issues get derailed for the following reasons (if not more):

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Making sense of race, culture, ethnicity and class… part 3

Later in July I will be leading a seminar with the Mentoring Project of Minnesota and representatives of youthrive. It is the third of eight sessions titled the “Impact Exchange.” These monthly gatherings seek to help mentoring programs and all interested parties dialogue and strategize how to confront the issues of Race, Class and Privilege in their personal lives and the programs they lead. The July session is titled “Race, Class and Ethnicity Matters” Often times conversations regarding racialized issues get derailed for the following reasons (if not more):

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Access Press at 25! A quarter century of serving and reflecting Minnesota's disabilities community

Access Press is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! Congratulations are in order – and thanks! So also is this post which I hope is redundant for many regular readers of this monthly treasure trove of information about the disabilities community.

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TC Weekend | Twin Cities Jazz Fest, Twin Cities Pride Fest, Beer Dabbler, MN Food Truck Fair and more!

Updated: 6/27/2014 2:19 pm

 

Can you believe we're almost at the end of June? Time flies, so spend it wisely -- get out and enjoy some of the outdoor happenings around the cities. This weekend offers two big festivals -- the Twin Cities Pride Fest in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Jazz Fest in Saint Paul, along with other fun happenings around town. Just like the last couple of weekends, this weekend might be a bit wet so plan accordingly.

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TC Weekend | Back to the 50s Car Show, Swedish Heritage Day, GermanFest, Posters and Pints & more!

Updated: 6/21/2014 - 9:59 pm


This weekend offers a spirited mix of events to help mark the official start of summer (Saturday, June 21). The lineup is less congested than last weekend's, but every bit as rich and lively. This weekend's weather forecast appears to be a bit brighter as well. See what's on tap for the weekend below:

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FBI investigates city's Somali community

Agents from the Minneapolis office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are collecting information from Cedar-Riverside residents as part of an ongoing investigation spurred by recent allegations of American citizens joining Syrian rebels overseas.

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'Whose Diversity?' resists cooptation, wants more than 'sprinkling a few faces of color in catalogues' for University of Minnesota

“Whose Diversity?” members (l-r) Rahsaan Mahadeo and Tori Hong (Photo by Charles Hallman)

The issue of diversity is ever-present at the University of Minnesota. However, this may be the only thing both top administrators and a diverse group of students can easily agree upon.

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