Northside Funders Group

March 6, 2018

Tammy Nolen
Communications Coordinator
Northside Funders Group

Northside Storyville releases featured story: HWMR
Barbershop turned lifestyle brand and clothier promotes black excellence

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Northside Funders Group (NFG), a place-based collective impact funders collaborative continues changing the narrative about North Minneapolis through its video series, Northside Storyville, releasing episode three today.

Northside Storyville focuses on North Minneapolis as an asset to the region by amplifying the people, businesses and efforts that call North Minneapolis home. Real stories of everyday people are at the center of this data archive project with 10 episodes slated for production this year in collaboration with Free Truth.

StoryvilleCapture5Episode 3 features HWMR, an upscale barbershop turned lifestyle brand in the heart of North Minneapolis. The founder and owner, Houston White, is a veteran entrepreneur, who, after the economic recession, shifted from building custom homes to creating a destination space for cultural connections in North Minneapolis with HWMR and his Black Excellence clothing. Click here to view the HWMR episode. A new episode will be released each month in 2018.

“We’ve invested in Northside Storyville to shine a light on the cultural vibrancy of the North Minneapolis we know and love, said Sarah Hernandez, co-chair of Northside Funders Group and Program Officer at The McKnight Foundation.


About Northside Funders Group: Northside Funders Group is a place-based, collective impact collaborative of public, private, family and corporate foundations and public sector partners aligning investments and strategies to achieve racial equity and economic opportunity in North Minneapolis.

About Northside Storyville: Northside Storyville is an online video series and story data archive project that acknowledges and amplifies North Minneapolis as a cultural, economic and political asset to the Twin Cities region.

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