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Summit Academy OIC of Minneapolis continues to uphold its mission to assist individuals in developing their ability to earn and become contributing citizens of their communities. Kyla Sharp one of Summit Academy OIC’s success stories. She is currently a pre-apprentice electrician and employed as an Advance Panel Builder I at Design Ready Controls, a lead…

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Positive Image hosted its 7th annual Father Daughter Dance at the Earl Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The dance is a community-sponsored formal event that focuses on the importance of maintaining a strong healthy relationship between fathers or father figures and their daughters and building their self-esteem in a fun-filled environment. Held Sunday,…

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The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) hosted their third annual Black History Month celebration to acknowledge and celebrate the journey of Black people in America. The event hosted nearly 200 attendees who came to support and share in the experience. The ambiance in the room set the tone for an explosive session of spoken word…

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The melodic sounds of good music were in the air as VocalEssence did a phenomenal job celebrating Black History Month with the performance of I Trust Harlem Is Still There. The performance was the inspiration of Bill Branfield from the letters from writer Langston Hughes. The performance from the symphony, conducted by Phillip Schoultz III was breathtaking. A…

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Youthprise boasts of being the only youth-centered philanthropic organization in Minnesota. A nonprofit established by the McKnight Foundation in 2011, Youthprise is committed to harnessing the collective ideas, resources and capacity of the Minnesota community — including youth — to promote more systematic approaches to delivering and supporting high quality learning opportunities beyond the classroom.…

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One of the best events for fathers in the Twin Cities is the Positive Image Father Daughter Dance. The  Father Daughter Dance focuses on the importance of fathers and their daughters having strong, healthy relationships. Positive Image Executive Director Terry Austin said, “Father Daughter Dance is a community-sponsored, formal, elegant and fun-filled evening for girls ages 5…

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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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Christopher D. Pham, a senior associate at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., represents clients in cases involving securities and financial fraud, shareholder derivative and class actions, special litigation committee investigations, merger and acquisition litigation, investor-broker firm disputes, contractual disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, and SEC, FINRA and state regulatory proceedings. Pham is involved in several pro…

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Minneapolis is set to host Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium. It’s only the second Super Bowl in Minneapolis, which previously hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which was torn down in 2013. History makers understand how to create something distinctive and different. And Minneapolis is…

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Chantel Sings’ dimpled smile is radiant. Not fake or pretentious. It is so captivating, Twin-City listeners can’t help but to start their day in a positive way while tuning in to Minneapolis’ KMOJ. KMOJ radio has been a beacon for North Minneapolis for over 40 years and for eight of those years Chantel has been part…

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