Principal Mauri Friestleben’s ‘love them first’ lesson works wonders

Mauri Friestleben is one of the top educators in Minnesota. She is deeply loved by the families and communities she serves. Friestleben was the principal at Lucy Laney Elementary for seven years and during her time there, she made a huge impact. The school that once was considered a failing school became north Minneapolis’ school […]

100 Black Men Strong host event to empower Black male students in Twin Cities

Youth typically view life from one perspective in communities of color. Illicit activities which often leads to prison or the grave. For young Black men, the lack of positive examples and role models can be crippling. Christopher Fleming, of Black Male Achievement, and event coordinator, concurs. “Our scholars hear a lot of single narratives about […]