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  • All money aint good money

    There is an excellent book titled, Betrayal By Any Other Name, written by Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour, in which he notes that the original charter of the NAACP prohibited the ownership of land by that organization. ...
  • Doesnt every 18-year-old get a $50,000 SUV for graduating high school?

    SAN ANTONIO,TEXAS---- So the nation’s top high school player is rolling around in an H2 Hummer. Doesn’t every top high school player get a $50,000 vehicle for his or her eighteenth birthday? ...
  • Lindsey Parlays leadership to become regional youth advocate

    It’s a new year and a new challenge for Shalia Lindsey. The former Minneapolis Branch NAACP President, is now NAACP Region 4 Youth Director. As such she has charge over 10 states; ......
  • Moore, Samuels define approaches

    Following the laid back strains of house band Wain McFarlane & Jahz doing a jazz-tinged take on the Mongo Santamaria classic "Watermelon Man", Jan. 13th's "Conversations With Al McFarlane" started off on an energized note....
  • Spike Moss, seeking our fair share

    Spike Moss is vice president of The City, Inc., a youth service community organization and alternative school in Minneapolis.McFarlane: Often you’ve been referred to in the White media, as a militant activist......
  • Should sex offenders be housed in suburbs

    In the beginning of October 2002, Level III sex offender Michael Ricardo Stabbfeldt, 42, African American male, 6’ 1", 205 lbs., medium build, light brown complexion, brown eyes, short eyes and a mustache took up residence on the 1500 block of Park...
  • Alternative schools mean success despite odds

    Charles entered an alternative school after being kicked out of his high school. He was an angry young man who was seldom in school. His father was on drugs and his mother was in prison. Charles used marijuana heavily and was involved in gang activity. ...
  • Predatory tax preparers scam working families

    The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program, a national anti-poverty tax policy that rewards work and helps low-income families successfully remain in the workforce, has been eroded by predatory marketing practices of major tax preparation franchises in S...
  • I’ll never, ever, never fix Tang in a pitcher

    So, I was on the phone talking with Eve. Actually she called for Cheryl, my wife, to coordinate the tickets for our February outing to the LA Opera (The Barber of Seville), but some how I ended up on the phone. ...
  • Poor Economy Turns Tables on African-Americans

    WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Leroy Venzen was on top of the world. The St. Thomas native had worked as a janitor during his first eight months after moving to Washington, D.C., in November 1995. Within three years he had landed a consulting job with Bell Atlantic,...
  • Spike Moss, seeking our fair share

    Spike Moss is vice president of The City, Inc., a youth service community organization and alternative school in Minneapolis.Al McFarlane: Often you’ve been referred to in the White media, as a militant activist...Why do they call you "militant...
  • Moore, Samuels define approaches

    Following the laid back strains of house band Wain McFarlane & Jahz doing a jazz-tinged take on the Mongo Santamaria classic "Watermelon Man", Jan. 13th's "Conversations With Al McFarlane" started off on an energized note....
  • Samuels, Moore seek vote

    In November, former City Council Member Joe Biernat’s resignation did not take many people by surprise. It had long been expected that he would step down and when a federal conviction on five felony counts was handed down......
  • Businessman John James, Born in slavery... still in slavery

    John James: [I was] born in rural Mississippi, raised there and went to school. A lot of our people don’t want to hear this: I was born in slavery, raised in slavery, and I escaped in slavery, Yet I am a slave. ...
  • North Minneapolis celebrates Ellison inauguration

    Raquel Belt, Cierra Burnaugh, instructor Linda Green, Chelsea McCree, Stephanie Washington, Amirah Coney, of The Art of Dance Studio, last Tuesday got words of praise and thanks from State Representative Keith Ellison (58B) at a community reception celebr...
  • Murder in the Minneapolis Drug Zone

    Minneapolis’ very first homicide of the year took place when 2003 was barely more than an hour old. And it happened in a locale perceptibly designated by the city’s police force and, by extension, the mayor,......
  • Focus on problems we can solve

    In our typical “out with the old and in with the new” fashion, most of us view the arrival of the New Year as a chance to start over. As we begin again, there’s a sense of excitement and expectation. ...
  • Flawed commentary disserves community

    I have been reluctant to write this piece because I prefer to not air differences with African American organizations or individuals publicly. If I have differences I most often prefer to discuss them privately. ...
  • Sanford Son marathon a lesson in Black culture

    The two-day "Sanford & Son" marathon on the TV Land network (Time Warner Cable - Ch. 43, Jan 4 -5) wasn't just a long string of back-to-back reruns. ...
  • Glaucoma: silent theft of sight

    I can still remember my dad’s kind and loving eyes. While he never fully lost his sight, I can also remember the visible symptoms of the "silent thief"... glaucoma. ...

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