What’s happening at the Y

In a letter dated Aug. 3, 2018, Minneapolis YWCA management, without prior consultation with members, decreed that it would impose a pay-to-park system with gates to go into effect in September at the Midtown Y. Parking had always been free at Midtown, one of its attractions. Although the letter was…

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New murals!

Check out the new murals on the Mercado Central at Bloomington and Lake. Beautiful. This one seems to show the Earth Mother in the center, the Dance of Death on the left and the bountiful harvest on the right.

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CORRECTION

In our July Nokomis edition David Tilsen was quoted as saying: “In 1987 Particia Torres Ray joined with Tony Scallon and Jeff Spartz to run a slate of candidates for the Minneapolis School Board who dismantled benchmark testing, drove out Superintendent Richard Green, hired Robert Ferrera and brought division and…

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Go-To cards?

We asked candidates for county commissioner for District 4: Should Hennepin County have outreach workers working on the street with the homeless, the unemployed begging at highway entrances, prostitutes and drug dealers? Peter McLaughlin was the only candidate who responded: “Yes, coupled with investments in housing with services to end…

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Protest on May 15

More than 100 demonstrators showed up at Senator Klobuchar’s office on May 15 to protest her refusal to speak out against the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli troops. They came. They complained. And they left. And nothing changed. Polly Mann challenged Skip Humphrey for the DFL endorsement for…

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Go-To cards?

We asked candidates for county commissioner in District 4: Would you answer the following question in 50 words or less? Your answer will be published in all three editions of Southside Pride in May. Understanding that transportation costs are a major burden for the poor; and, further, understanding that Hennepin…

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MayDay March on Lake Street

More than 200 workers marched down Lake Street to Powderhorn Park to celebrate MayDay, May 1st. One of the leaders from Trabajadores de la Twin Cities said, “Today we are proud to be workers. But we should be proud every day that because we wake up at 4 a.m. and…

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Best Buy just opened a Teen Tech Center

Best Buy just opened a Teen Tech Center at Hope Community, 611 E. Franklin, for teens ages 13 to18. Young women attending the center can participate in the Career Pathway program sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, which offers post-high school career readiness help, including internships and mentorship. The…

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Poems by Demetrios Trifiatis

CUPID/EROS Oh! Erato, Muse of poetry of love Inspire me today! I supplicate you. For I aspire to wrote for him for HIM… HE… CUPID, The son of Venus,Goddess of beauty, And of Mercury, the cunning messenger of Gods. I implore you, oh Muse, Guide my pen, to write a…

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Al Again in November

We need to convince Al Franken to run for re-election to his seat in the November special election. He is eligible and neither his resignation nor the allegations that precede his re-election to that seat will allow the Senate to exclude him from representing the good people of Minnesota, should…

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