Uprising & Unrest
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Fire destroyed the Foot Locker at the Midway Center on May 28, 2020. The leases for the stores there have been terminated prior to redevelopment. Some are looking for new locations in the Midway. … more
  Executive director Laura Zabel stands outside the new headquarters for Springboard for the Arts in Frogtown. A second renovation is in progress, following extensive property damage … more
Capturing moments By Abha Karnick South Minneapolis writer and photographer, Abha Karnick They look at the combination, never verbally questioning. But they don’t have to – … more
Shanene Herbert of Healing Justice St. Paul engages youth through power of words Shanene Herbert at the “Youth Will Rise” March on July 3, 2020 on the University of Minnesota Campus. Over 100 … more
Telling his own children about George Floyd’s death was one of hardest things Rev. Ronald Bell ever did Reverend Dr. Ronald Bell Jr. with his wife, Dr. Eboni Bell, and his two sons. Bell encouraged … more
I Am Somebody Maxfield Elementary School Principal Ryan Vernosh had just four days to lead Maxfield into a completely different learning environment. AT RIGHT The poem ‘I Am Somebody’ is said … more
Senior checks, healthy meals, implicit bias trainings and more offered for free; childcare and fitness options available Children enrolled in school-aged childcare at the Midway YMCA enjoy swimming … more
Firefighters were still working at the back of the Sports Dome on Friday, May 29. Over 170 businesses were damaged in the Midway following the murder of George Floyd. (Photos by Tesha … more
City’s first step preserves use of TIF for redevelopment By JANE McCLURE Tenants at the Midway Center, damaged by fire and vandalism on May 28, are being forced to move out. Their leases have been … more
Have a little grace Amy Pass There was a saying that was repeated so often when I was in graduate school that we all used to groan when our professors would say it. It was a deceptively simple … more
South Minneapolis writer and photographer, Abha Karnick I watched his last breath. Millions of people soon would as well. I can’t breathe. He was murdered on my block next to the bus I … more
Otis Zanders of Ujaama Place Otis Zanders has had enough. “As the CEO of an organization that serves the most marginalized population in society, African American men, aged 18-30, … more
Ron Johnson was working at Target when he heard Lloyd’s Pharmacy was for sale in 1974. He headed to the longtime pharmacy at Snelling and Minnehaha to meet Lloyd Jensen, the 25-year … more
  Midway resident Beverly Jones has bought medicine at Lloyd’s Pharmacy since the 1970s, when they delivered to her home. A few of her kids worked there, as well. “This is a … more
A conversation with the Truce Center’s Miki Lewis Miki Lewis is the founder and director of the Truce Center in St. Paul. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin)[/caption] By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The first … more
Unrest painful reminder of violence immigrants left behind Youth & Family Circle Eexecutive Director Mahmud Kanyare helps during a food give-away for hundreds of East African families at the … more
Big Top Liquor, in the former Midway Perkins, was looted and set ablaze on Thursday, May 28, and the next day staff from Restoration Professionals was on site to board up the building. Firefighters … more
Valerie Castile (photo courtesy Philando Castile Relief Foundation) By Margie O’Loughlin Valerie Castile became known to the wider world when her son Philando was murdered by a St. Anthony police … more
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