Douglas R. Ewart & Quasar premiere new concert series at The East Side Freedom Library
The East Side Freedom Library, a new Twin Cities research library and cultural venue located in a historic St. Paul Carnegie library will launch a performance series with composer and instrument builder, Douglas R. Ewart.
Urbane Exposure uses concert to attract African- Americans and African- American volunteers to Minneapolis Parks
Goapele, Martin Luther, Theresa Payne to headline
Minneapolis is home to some of the most beautiful, scenic parks in the nation.
The parks operated by the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board ... 197 in total ... offer hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, boating and yes, the occasional concert. But for whatever reason, all of the area's residents aren't taking advantage of what the Parks Board has to offer. Although the data isn't clear and the reasons unknown, many African-Americans are not utilizing the parks, and even fewer are volunteering with the many programs – several geared towards youth – which the Parks Board oversees. With Urbane Exposure, the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board hopes to change all of that.
"Police State U.S.A.: How Orwell's Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality"
"People have liberty; people take their liberty for granted; people become apathetic; people lose their liberty. We are on that track, but detouring back to the freedom road is still possible... The data in this book concerns me and should concern you... The coming signs of tyranny are all around us. Fortunately, they can be stopped before it is too late, but not without a courageous effort... We can still save liberty for our children if, and only if, America awakens."
Thoughts from a Unicorn:100% Black. 100 Jewish. 0% Safe
Book Review by Kam Williams
"Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNishtana
has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally just Being. Through this witty, straight-talking collection of memoirs, essays, and a few haikus, this 'not autobiography' lends insight on his love of peanut butter & jelly, reflections on loss, fond memories, honest regrets, and experience-induced commentary on the social, racial, and religious politics and intersections of the American-Jewish community and today's African-American attitudes."