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Minneapolis Election 2017 Recap

Election 2017 is over. The final vote counts have been tabulated in most races. Many of the people we amplified at New Hughes – Old Shoes did not win, but the Minneapolis City Council and Park Board will be run… Continue Reading →

Park Police and Equity Forum – Epilogue

I might have let this go, were it not for the continued efforts of a group of disgraced Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board current and former Commissioners to subvert the DFL endorsed candidates and maintain the status quo. By many… Continue Reading →

Policing and Equity in Minneapolis Parks (Part 3)

The October 26, 2017 Public Forum on Park Policing and Equity put together by Russ Henry and his colleagues was a confident step toward healing the relationship between the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board and communities of color in the… Continue Reading →

Policing and Equity in Minneapolis Parks (Part 2)

Russ Henry and the people that helped him organize the October 26, 2017 public forum on Policing and Equity in the Parks did a spectacular job bringing together some of the most important voices on racial disparities to speak about… Continue Reading →

Policing and Equity in Minneapolis Parks (Part 1)

An interesting thing happened on October 26, 2017 at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, MN. A leading candidate for 1 of 3 Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board City-wide Commissioner At Large seats organized and hosted a public forum on… Continue Reading →

MPRB At Large Candidate Forum

The second and last Candidate Forum for At Large Commissioner was held on October 20, 2017. The June 1 forum featured 5 candidates, one of whom (Scott Vreeland) dropped out of the race after getting less than 20% support at… Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Election 2017 – Endorsements

We are rolling toward election day. Early voting is great and we need to do more to encourage people to vote in every election. But, I’m a bit of a traditionalist. I wait for Election Day to cast my votes…. Continue Reading →

Mayoral Forum on Affordable Housing * Up Dated *

* Up Date – More Video and follow up on Buy, Build & Rehab with Nekima Levy-Pounds and Betsy Hodges* Candidates for Minneapolis, Minnesota Mayor came to Plymouth Congregational Church on Nicollet Avenue on October 2, 2017 to participate in… Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Parks Board Candidate Forum: District 4

The 2017 Municipal Election in Minneapolis, MN has been a major focus of New Hughes – Old Shoes. Our main focus has been the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB). That coverage continues with the September 21, 2017 Candidate Forum… Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Parks Board Candidate Forum – District 3

The 2017 Municipal Election in Minneapolis, MN has been a major focus of New Hughes – Old Shoes since Donald Drumpf took the Presidency. Nine months on, the decision to emphasize the response of the local communities that live, work,… Continue Reading →

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