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Jovonta Patton of North Minneapolis is a community-oriented artist who loves to express himself through the vehicle of music. Over the past couple of years, Patton’s faith in God, and utilizing social media helped him reach new heights in gospel music.   Patton describes his style of music as “pop” gospel, “Really catchy but [it’s] something…

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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…

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There are four key points to a sustainable community: growth, opportunity, and a strong support system and a leader with a vision. Since joining NEON in 2014, Marcus Owens, president of the Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) has focused on establishing a strategic financial leadership, while creating impactful partnerships that support the entrepreneur. “We [have…

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Police in North Minneapolis are reporting that five protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement were shot by White supremacists last night. Witnesses have stated that three White men, one wearing a mask, showed up to counter-protest. The unidentified men began taunting the protesters near their encampment. When members of the Black Lives Matter movement…

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