Crystal Lemar

Black-owned businesses get a boost at Chameleon Shoppes

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — The businesses are part of West Broadway Business & Area Coalition’s (WBBAC) Shop Northside partnership with Chameleon Consortium pop-up retail initiative. The Chameleon Consortium also partnered with Neka Creative and Impact Hub MSP to activate the shops, which take over the first and second floors at Gaviidae. […read more]

Resma Menakem

Local therapist launches free video course to address racialized trauma

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — Renown therapist Resmaa Menakem has just launched a free online series empowering individuals and communities to address and heal from race-based trauma. Studies continue to show that African Americans suffer more mental health problems than their White counterparts. And, much of the problems are attributed to racial microaggressions — from overt racial discrimination to over racism. […read more]