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Spike Moss

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Numero Group's Jon Kirby on Purple Snow: Everybody deserves to be celebrated

    Without Jon Kirby of Numero Group, there would be no Purple Show: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. For the label's 50th release, Kirby and his associates dug deep into the local history surrounding the amazing funk, soul, and R&B that was bubbling up in the late '70s and early '80s, and assemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    André Cymone: Every time I turned around, I was being compared to Prince

    As part of a forthcoming City Pages story about Numero Group's excellent collection of Twin Cities funk and R&B, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound, Gimme Noise spoke to André Cymone.The pioneering artist was one of the earliest breakout stars of the scene, and has become a successf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Spike Moss slams R.T. Rybak, racism during CeaseFire meeting [VIDEO]

    Image via YouTubeSpike Moss, at right, walked out of the Project CeaseFire meeting.​North Minneapolis activist Spike Moss leveled accusations of racism at Mayor R.T. Rybak's office yesterday, furious at what he called the mayor's disrespect for local volunteers working day and night trying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2007

    KMOJ moves to Uptown, fires Spike Moss

    (Update below.) Homeless since December, black community radio station KMOJ-FM (89.9) announced Tuesday that it has found a new location--in Uptown. Headquartered in North Minneapolis, the heart of black Minnesota, since launching in 1978, "the People's Station" will now be moving at least temporari ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    The Human Shield

    John Delmonico defends those who serve and protect. Whether they deserve it or not.

  • News

    November 1, 2006

    The Rehabilitation of Rich Stanek

    The MPD captain tries to outrun his most formidable opponent—his own checkered history on race—in a bid to be Hennepin County sheriff

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Rybak's lawful assembly

    The mayor of Minneapolis has unveiled his plan in the search for a new police chief, including an advisory committee made up of elected officials and community activists. The list is more notable for who's not on it.

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    5th District: The Battleground That Wasn't

    In the crowded race to replace Sabo, Keith Ellison wins endorsement easily

  • News

    April 12, 2006

    Number 26

    Fifteen-year-old Gary Parker was the 26th of Minneapolis's 49 homicides last year—and one of the 54 percent of black male victims whose killings went unsolved.

  • Arts

    July 14, 2004

    School of Funk

    Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.

  • News

    December 24, 2003

    And Then There Was One

    Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Agreement at Last

    Federal mediation of MPD-minority troubles concludes: Now what?

  • News

    December 3, 2003

    Watching the Watchmen

    Can Michael Friedman save the civilian review authority?

  • News

    October 22, 2003

    Behind Closed Doors

    Stephen Porter may have been humiliated and abused by cops. Or he may be the best thing that's happened to the MPD in a long time.

  • News

    August 20, 2003
  • News

    June 4, 2003

    The Usual Suspects

    Federal mediation goes forward, critics say city stacked deck

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    Waiting for Chief Olson

    Federal mediation is delayed; this is a recording...

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Busted

    Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    A Local Music Yearbook

    Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!

  • News

    September 4, 2002

    Trouble Shooters

    A violent night in north Minneapolis and the community activists who helped the cops stop it

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    Gun Smoke and Mirrors

    When it comes to police brutality, the mayor is all talk

  • News

    April 19, 2000

    Station Break

    Can the Cities' oldest black radio station survive a date with the bulldozer?

  • News

    June 2, 1999
  • News

    November 4, 1998

    The Life of Brian Herron

    Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.

  • News

    January 29, 1997
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