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The Ordway, Minnesota’s flagship performing arts venue, announced Wednesday morning that it has hired Detroit arts executive Christopher Harrington as its next president and CEO, succeeding Jamie Grant who left in June 2020 to head the McCallum theatre in California. His start date is November 1, 2021. Harrington who holds a master’s in business administration and a bachelor of music degree...
Faced with rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across the country, officials from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control, called on ethnic media journalists to help combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The CDC officials were speaking Thursday during a virtual coronavirus pandemic briefing for ethnic media, which was organized by Ethnic Media Services, a California-based nonprofit that advocates for news outlets that...
Update: The Dakota has announced the postponement of the Vieux Farka Touré September 21 concert until further notice. The Dakota, Minneapolis’ landmark jazz club and restaurant will resume live performances and dinner on September 10 following a year and a half closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the closure it presented virtual performances. Davina with Chubby Carrier & the Bayou...
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - Brooklyn Park Mayor Lisa Jacobson took the oath of office on Monday, August 30,2021 at city hall. She won the August 10, 2021 special election when she received 3,416 votes to her opponent Hollies Winston's 3,414. Her win was confirmed after a recount and the city council certified the results on August 23, 2021.
UCare, the Minneapolis based nonprofit health plan, has named Joy Marsh as its first associate vice president of equity and inclusion. UCare provides health care and administrative services to over 570,000 members in Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin. In her new role, Marsh will be responsible for increasing UCare’s accountability and leadership of DEI efforts, and work to advance health...
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - Lemi Z'ere, a 22-year-old second generation Eritrean and TikTok influencer, put off getting vaccinated against COVID-19 for months because she was unsure of the science. Despite the growing research evidence showing the vaccines are safe and effective, she needed to see for herself that there would be no adverse side effects, and that her friends wouldn’t suffer...
Ghanaian-American author Rosemond Sarpong Owens celebrated the launch of her new children’s book, “The Extraordinary Educator: Dr. Delores Henderson” on Saturday alongside the person that inspired it, Dr. Delores Henderson, a retired school administrator with the St. Paul Public Schools. Dr. Henderson was the longest serving school administrator in the state of Minnesota when she retired in 2018. She become...
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - Unofficial results of a total recount in the August 10 Brooklyn Park special election for mayor in which Lisa Jacobson won by one vote, shows Jacobson gaining one additional vote to make the final result 3,416 to Hollies Winston’s 3,414. The Winston campaign has challenged five votes while the Jacobson campaign is challenging two ballots. The City...
Minnesota has extended its $100 reward program for people who get their COVID-19 vaccinations by another week. Any Minnesotan age 12 or older who gets their first shot through Sunday, Aug. 22, can claim a $100 Visa gift card at mn.gov/covid19/100. Anyone who has gotten their first shot since July 30 is eligible. Gov. Tim Walz announced the extension Sunday night,...
The United States was significantly more racially diverse in 2020 than it was in 2010, with the number of white people declining, as that of minorities rose to historic highs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. “The U.S. population is much more multiracial and much more racially and ethnically diverse than what we have measured in the past,” said Nicholas...
Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for your teen to get caught up on vaccines. They may have missed some vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. As children get older, they can be exposed to other serious diseases and they lose protection from vaccines they got when they were younger. This is why it is so important...
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