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Mar 28th

BOOK REVIEW: "The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice"

BOOK REVIEW: "The social challenges of our time are enormous. About one in seven U.S. residents live in poverty, and the disparity between the haves and have-nots is wider than at any point since the Great Depression...
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Bruce Henry & the Bruce Henry Jazz Ensemble in "Afro Blue: The Drum, The Journey, The Song"

Bruce Henry & the Bruce Henry Jazz Ensemble in A fascinating musical journey exploring African drums, spirituals and jazz comes to the Capri Theater in Bruce Henry's upcoming Legends concert, "Afro Blue: The Drum, The Journey, The Song."
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents CONTRA-TIEMPO

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents CONTRA-TIEMPOThe Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced it will present urban Latin dance company, CONTRA-TIEMPO, for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, Feb. 7.
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Freez: Minneapolis MC talks new album and the fight for fair wages

Freez: Minneapolis MC talks new album and the fight for fair wagesIn December Freez went from being another working MC (rapper) to a trending topic on Twitter and thrust into the national spotlight.

While canvassing to get a bill passed to give sick days to all Minnesotans with a job he reported that an off duty police officer told him he wasn't welcome "in her neighborhood," followed him and threatened that he would be shot. In the middle of a national conversation on police accountability this story struck a nerve locally. Little did anyone know that the man in the middle of this fiasco was one of Twin Cities hip-hop's most respected artists and was directly connected to thousands of people listening through social media.
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WWII saga recounts U.S. Olympian's ordeal as brutalized POW

WWII saga recounts U.S. Olympian's ordeal as brutalized POWDo you remember how, "Infamous," a biopic about Truman Capote, was released right on the heels of the one entitled "Capote?" But because the latter had already received considerable critical acclaim, including an Oscar for the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Johnnie-come-lately had little chance of making more than a blip on the radar.
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"Rush" to judgment: Hip-hop icon seeks solution to rash of police shootings

Russell Simmons has been very active as of late in the Black Lives Matter movement, and not merely as a participant on the picket lines. Whether extracting a promise from N.Y. State Governor Cuomo to appoint special prosecutors in cases of police brutality, or defending Bill de Blasio after NYPD President Pat Lynch suggested the Mayor has "blood on his hands," Rush has been an outspoken advocate urgently lobbying for an overhaul of how the criminal justice system handles the prosecution of cops accused of police brutality.
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"The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader"

"Ida B. Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862. After beginning a teaching career to support her orphaned siblings, she moved to Memphis to become a journalist...

In 1883, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a train, an experience that she chronicled in her first published piece. Though Wells achieved success as a writer, editor and even co-owner of a newspaper, her greatest accomplishments came after the lynching of a close friend in 1892 spurred her into a lifelong anti-lynching campaign.
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