Spokesman-Recorder, the nonprofit arm of the state’s oldest Black publication, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR).
Spokesman-Recorder, the nonprofit arm of the state’s oldest Black publication, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR), was established as a result of nearly a century of community service that the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR), newspaper provided to the community it has served.
Recognizing that strong communities need to focus on education, the executive staff at the MSR launched the Spokesman-Recorder non-profit to undertake educational programs and projects that contribute to the betterment of African Americans and other communities of color in our state.
The need for such educational programs and projects is apparent from two problem areas:
The large and persistent achievement gap between Black students and other students of color and the majority White population in Minnesota. For 18 years MSR and its supporters have held the Graduation Celebration. Through this celebration, the Spokesman-Recorder, along with our supporters, publicly acknowledge African and African American high school graduates for their achievements. Young people in our community need inspiration, encouragement, support and role models from people other than their parents or teachers when it comes to understanding the value of education and the choices it affords them. Your financial support will help us ensure that this event continues to give young adults and their families the recognition and the encouragement so vital to their continued success and our continued well-being as African American people.
The often expressed need for opportunities for African American women and other women of color in the Twin Cities region to gather together, educate themselves on the issues facing them and their community to better themselves through networking and by exploring a wide range of topics and issues of importance to them and their families.
We invite you to invest and participate in the activities and programs that Sister Spokesman members host to accomplish our mission. Every month, for 8 years, more than 100 women converge to spend the afternoon celebrating our contributions to the Twin Cities. The afternoon is focused on forming and nurturing relationships, welcoming newcomers, and learning more about the many issues that face them in their lives, as well as connecting them with companies, organizations, and institutions that can assist in changing their lives.