Day Block Brewing One Year Anniversary Party

01/23/2014 - 11:00am - 01/27/2014 - 11:00pm

Day Block Brewing will be hosting their One Year Anniversary celebration from January 23rd to 27th in their Downtown Minneapolis taproom. 

Outreach director brings diversity to Generation Next team

(Photo courtesy of Generation Next) Jerimiah Ellis

After meeting with Generation Next staff, it was obvious to me that while everyone had a significant role in the program’s success, the role of Jeremiah Ellis, director of outreach and partnerships, was most essential. As stated in a previous article (“Five big steps across the achievement gap,” MSR, Dec. 11, 2014), Victor Cedeño, director of networks and education policy for Generation Next, attributed a huge portion of their success to “a powerful table of people who are coming together saying, ‘We want to be responsible for this. We want to do whatever it takes.’”


Starting at the ground level: Michael Walker is focused on helping young black males

(Photo submitted) A product of Minneapolis Public Schools, Michael Walker knows the challenges he faces as director of the Office of Black Male Student Achievement.

The achievement gap. It’s a common term in education that refers to the disparity in academic performance between groups of students.

For black teens, it means congratulating them for getting a C in their classes—as if that’s all they’re good enough to do.


US Internet to offer 10 Gig in part of Minneapolis

Where it rains, it pours. Earlier today I reported on another Star Tribune story on CenturyLink expanding services (to include cable) in the Twin Cities. Now it looks like US Internet is expanding their fiber service to some parts of Minneapolis…


CenturyLink to provide cable in the Minneapolis? There are a few hoops first.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, CenturyLink is looking at providing cable services…

Minneapolis residents could soon have another option for cable TV service, as CenturyLink looks to dislodge Comcast’s monopoly on the market.


Project SUCCESS aims to help kids better achieve goals

Founder and Executive Director of Project SUCCESS Adrienne Diercks formed the program in 1994 with the goal of helping students reach their dream.


Local filmmaker's video tackles police brutality

(Photo courtesy Cathy Kostova) L to R, Mark Wojahn, producer; Cathy Kostova, editor; Jeff Schell, art department; Jon Jon Scott, producer; Deanna Johnson, make up; Muja Messiah, artist; and David Schnack, director of photography.

In the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., filmmaker Mark Wojahn wanted to bring more attention to racial profiling and police brutality on a local level so he teamed up with rapper Muja Messiah to direct a video for Messiah’s song “It Goes Down,” off his new album, “God Kissed It, the Devil Missed It.”


Homegrown Minneapolis hands out "Heroes" awards

Winners of the “Homegrown Heroes” awards for 2014

“Unity will come to local farming, and prosperity will come to the local economy” Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in her remarks at the Third Annual Homegrown Minneapolis Open House last Wednesday. The mayor added that “the thoughtfulness and consideration of all of you here helps make sure that everyone can do better, now and in the future.”


Bernadeia Johnson steps down as Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent

(Photo by Sheila Regan)

In a surprise move, Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson resigned on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at an annual school board organizational meeting.

Superintendent Johnson cited family commitments as a key reason for her resignation, saying in a letter given to school board chair Richard Mammen that she felt it was the right time for her to step aside and allow another candidate to help move the district forward.


Minneapolis approves additional funding for small business support

(Photo by Ron Reiring published under Creative Commons License)

The City of Minneapolis recently passed new funding to support its Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) providers. B-TAP now has over a million dollars in funding, including $500,000 approved on Friday, Dec. 12 by the Minneapolis City Council. B-TAP provides services to support new and growing Minneapolis businesses. 

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