Toki Wright moves hip-hop onward and upward to Berklee College of Music

Toki Wright

In the words of Toki Wright, “Windows open when doors close. Glad to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Assistant Chair of Professional Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Honored to have a leadership role at an institution that has graduated Quincy Jones, Lalah Hathaway, Steven Tyler, Esperanza Spalding, John Mayer and many more. Looking forward to creating more […]

Meet Jason Sole, community-first public safety director of Saint Paul

What is your vision for the city of Saint Paul as the Director of Community-First Public Safety? My vision for the city of Saint Paul is simple: create systems of support and accountability for all. There are thousands of people trapped in cycles of oppression and it’s crucial that we create exit ramps to stability. […]

Award-winning Heritage Tea House Boutique is a community gem

heritage tea house

Raeisha Williams and Rosemary “Mama Rosa” Nevils-Williams are owners of the Twin Cities‘ favorite tea place, Heritage Tea House Boutique. Located in the heart of Saint Paul, this brick-and-mortar business is filled with multicultural artists, public officials, organizers, and intergenerational professionals. Each customer who walks through the door receives the standard greeting, “Welcome to the Tea […]

Soul Bowl is the future of soul food in the Twin Cities

Gerard and Brittney Klass, the co-creators of Soul Bowl are launching their Kickstarter campaign and fourth pop-up restaurant. Gerard, regional chef for Crave and Brittney, most recently service manager for D’Amico have combined their more than 20 years of restaurant experience to bring reimagined soul food to Minneapolis. Soul Bowl is the first, fast-casual build-your-own-bowl […]

Millennial Minneapolis NAACP president Leslie Badue wins back the community

Leslie E. Badue is a 25-year-old community advocate and activist. She currently serves as president of the Minneapolis NAACP and the initiative director for Think Different-Do Different Educational Affiliate Network, an initiative of the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD). She previously served as the vice president and education chair for the […]

Faith Jackson creates showcase to honor Black girls in Minnesota

The Black Girl Magic Showcase was created by Faith Jackson to recognize deserving young women for their accomplishments. The event celebrates the achievements of girls in the areas of academia, entrepreneurship, leadership, performing arts, community service, STEM and athletics. More importantly, the program acknowledges the need to build self-esteem in young women and to create […]

Jovonta Patton scores another unexpected No. 1

Jovonta Patton

Billboard chart-topping independent artist Jovonta Patton returns to the forefront with his new single, “Way Maker,” a song written by South African artist Sinach. Patton now has debuted at No. 1 twice as an independent artist. During Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, Patton and his team wanted to take advantage of the millions of visitors, as […]

Twin Cities singer Ashley DuBose creates her own stage

Ashley DuBose Twin Cities Singer

Ashley DuBose is widely known for her hit single, “Intoxicated,” and appearance on season five of NBC’s “The Voice.” With fans in over 37 different countries, DuBose’s music has amassed over five million streams online on Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud. She is determined to be a living example to her daughter and the artist community in […]