Mankwe Ndosi: Connecting the world through art July 7th, 2008 by Nneka Onyilofor, African News Journal, Not-so-public radio: MPR refuses to sell MnIndy ads by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Independent, VOICES: Turning the tide to neighborhood stability, Goodnight moon by Christy DeSmith, mnartists.org
Mankwe Ndosi: Connecting the world through art July 7th, 2008
by Nneka Onyilofor, African News Journal
Many know her as the Director of the Center for Independent Artists, however, Mankwe Ndosi has been weaving together her work and artistic skills for years. She is a performing artist, writer, singer, composer, dancer, and theatrical performer, who visualizes and exemplifies the continuum and connection between all of these things. “The majority of my work has been about weaving connections between different kinds of art,” she stated.
Not-so-public radio: MPR refuses to sell MnIndy ads
by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Independent
What exactly does that word “public” in Minnesota Public Radio’s name mean? One thing it does not mean, apparently, is unfettered by commercial considerations. When the Minnesota Independent inquired about buying banner ads on MPR.org to promote our new name and site design, we were informed — after submitting designs for station approval — that they wouldn’t sell us ads.
VOICES: Turning the tide to neighborhood stability
by Robert Johnson, Camden Community News
What creates a stable community? Or better —what can be done to create a stable community? Does homeownership help aid stabilization? Consequently do high concentrations of rental housing impact a neighborhood’s health?
NEW IN BLOGS
by Christy DeSmith, mnartists.org
“A kid in a candy store.” That’s how I often described my entry-level marketing job at Theatre de la Jeune Lune to friends.
Witnesses Described Him as Brown… Definitely Brown
by Daniel Cubias, 6/17/08 • Chris Rock once said that whenever he hears about a horrible crime on the news, he braces himself for the revelation of the criminal’s race. To paraphrase him (because I can’t find the exact quote), Rock said, “I say to myself, ‘Don’t be black, don’t be black,’ and if the guy turns out to be black, I’m like, ‘Damn it!’”
Rock out with Father Hennepin
by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
Thank you, “SmooveZ,” for this video in which you do your damndest to make a ride on the 4D bus seem like an exciting adventure. My favorite section title is “Entering Uptown: A Land of Whimsy.”