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  • A revealing look at the criticism surrounding Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Bob Johnson

    Black Entertainment Television received an award from the National Association of Black Journalists last week that it did not want-the group's Thumbs Down Award. The NABJ Board of Directors voted to give the non-award award to BET for its depiction o...
  • Double standard: Whites serving whites not considered too white

    Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud. Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud.Well. Let's whisper that. Wouldn't want anyone to think we are radical… too Black.Nearly 99 percent of all white Americans live in all-white commun...
  • Gifted student skips second grade: Books before toys

    Tamera Brown's mom, Bridget Turntine, and her grandparents, David and Cathy McCoy, beam with pride and joy at the accomplishments of their prodigious daughter and granddaughter. Approaching the end of her first grade year at LoveWorks Academy, the fa...
  • Somali immigrants must conform to American cultural norms

    Twin Cities Somali residents and citizens are no longer in Somalia and it is high time a number of them acted accordingly. ...
  • El-Kati explores legacy in film at Golden Thyme monthly series

    El-Kati explores legacy in film at Golden Thyme monthly seriesAt 7:00 pm Friday, April 27, 2007, I sat in a cushioned chair in the meeting room of Golden Thyme Coffee Café, 921 Selby Avenue in Saint Paul, and watched a 1930's black-and-white mov...
  • New Minneapolis school seeks to close the achievement gap

    Hiawatha Leadership Academy will be the first Minnesota elementary school modeled closely on the nation's highest-performing inner city schools when it opens in south Minneapolis on August 27. ...
  • Sharpton tosses the olive branch to Imus

    Revered Al SharptonThe Revered Al Sharpton said something very curious when word hit that talk show jock Don Imus settled with CBS and could be back on the air. He shrugged off I Man's settlement as a business decision. ...
  • Sex differences in lung cancer treatment

    Women with advanced-staged lung cancer have a better overall survival rate than men, but there's a catch: the finding seems only to hold true for women aged sixty and older. For women under the age of sixty, the survival rate drops to the same level ...
  • Thug apple doesnt fall far from the tree

    Thug apple doesn't fall far from the treeIt's true, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Which may well account for at least part of why there are so many young thugs running around like rabid dogs off a leash: their parents are no mo...
  • Billary Clinton is condescending to Blacks

    "Billary" Clinton is condescending to BlacksClinton is condescending to African-Americans. Which one? Billary. Translation: Both of them - Bill and Hillary. I am sick of it and even sicker over how Blacks respond to what should be perceived as a...
  • Strange fruit in Jena Louisiana: Case looks a lot like Duke lacrosse frame-up

    Strange fruit in JenaLouisiana: Case looks a lot like Duke lacrosse frame-up On August 31 of last year, a small group of Black freshman at Jena High School approached the assistant principal to ask whether it was okay for them to enjoy the shade under a...
  • Microlending offers hope to aspiring minority entrepreneurs who lack capital to put dreams to test

    Microlending offers hope to aspiring minority entrepreneurs who lack capital to put dreams to testOne guiding principle of the National Urban League's recently released Opportunity Compact is the opportunity to prosper. We contend that every individu...
  • Sweeter Than Honey by Mary B. Morrison

    "Sweeter Than Honey" by Mary B. MorrisonWhat would we do without friends?Your friend watches your drink at the bar, watches your kids in a pinch, and watches your back, always. You can tell her anything and you know she'll understand. You...
  • When you meet someone special, treat her like she is

    When you meet someone special, treat her like she isMeeting that special someone; there's probably been more books written about that than there's room for on your shelves. And every last one of 'em takes pages and pages, plus the purchase ...
  • Our people can rebuild American infrastructure

    Our people can rebuild American infrastructureAmerican cities are getting old, and the infrastructure that sustains those cities -- the bridges, roads, underground pipe systems -- are starting to break down, are no longer able to operate efficiently. The ...
  • Honoring Marcus Garvey, who loved his people

    Honoring Marcus Garvey, who loved his peopleBecause most of you who read my articles already know about Marcus Garvey, and because you know what he stood for and what he did, this will not be a history lesson. For those of you who are not as familiar with...
  • EJ Design Firm: Seeing design in everything, everywhere

    EJ Design Firm: Seeing design in everything, everywhereTake a moment and look at the composition of your telephone keypad. Or look in the sky and observe the clouds. Many people view these things as merely objects. With an artists' eye, Erin Ellis en...
  • The $26 billion Black man: Prime product in U.S. prison industry

    The $26 billion Black man: Prime product in U.S. prison industryBusinesses and governments understand the value of prison systems in the United States. But do you understand your individual value to the prison system? ...
  • Dont wing it: Preparing for an interactive interview

    By Julie DesmondA candidate phoned in to say she'd had twenty-three job interviews and no offers. She was professionally qualified for these opportunities. She was well dressed and friendly, with a polished resume and firm handshake. However, she...
  • Novelist Ravi J demonstrates the power of doing

    Novelist Ravi J demonstrates the power of doingYearning (AuthorHouse) offers a refreshing perspective by fledgling Twin Cities novelist Ravi J. It traces the lives of three sistahs who, like so many women, find themselves facing an uphill battle for a lif...

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