Making MayDay Parade, Ceremony, Festival happen – get involved

After two community meetings, and many gatherings, discussions, and meetings with the artists on the 2015 MayDay roster, the theme for 2015 settled on i


Getting There — Being There, MayDay

 April has sprouted two unique participatory events over the years.


The Rural Poetry of Tired Moonlight: Paul Dickinson on Starring in the Local Festival Hit

Dickinson driving a 1989 Celica in the film Tired Moonlight, by local director Britni West.

Tired Moonlight is local filmmaker Britni West’s first film as a director, and it’s  coming to the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festiv


Groundbreaking set for Long-Vacant Dealership, to Become Northside Center

NorthPoint Health & Wellness CEO Stella Whitney-West (right) talks about the joining forces with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) in the new West Broadway Education and Career Center, scheduled to open in the summer of 2016. Looking on are DEED deputy commissioner Jeremy Hanson-Willis (left) and MPS interim superintendent Michael Gore. Photo by Harry Colbert, Jr.

All around Minneapolis proof of the economic boon can be seen with the recently developed or under development commercial and residential sites – everywhere except north Minneapolis. 


Dueling State of the City Events Reveal Rift Between Rhetoric and Reality of Inequality

Mike Griffin of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) leading a chant of "black lives matter" on the steps of City Hall during last week's "People's State of the City" rally.  Photo by Bill Lindeke.

These days it’s hard to tell whether Minneapolis is united about being divided.


Gray leaves MUL post; Steven Belton named interim

Scott Gray

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Minneapolis Urban League Board of Directors announced that Scott Gray will be stepping down as president and CEO to pursue other opportunities.


Group guides flow of foundation dollars to Mpls North Side

Tawanna Black has been the executive director of Northside Funders Group (NFG) since 2013. Although NFG has been around since 2008, she is their first executive director.


7th Annual Augsburg Powwow

Augsburg College held its 7th annual traditional powwow on Saturday, March 28 in the Si Melby Gymnasium on campus in Minneapolis.


Juxtaposition’s DeAnna Cummings in Barcelona to study public markets

This week, stakeholders from West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC) and Juxtaposition Arts, two North Minneapolis organizations committed to developing public markets on the Northsid

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