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  • Supporting diversity

    Silvia Àlvarez, a graduate student from Guatemala, is the 2007 recipient of the University of Minnesota Women of Color Tapestry Award. The annual award is granted to individuals who help to create a thriving campus community where diversity is welcomed a...
  • Christmas Holiday Show

    Master musicians Gary Dennis Hines (standing at left), co-founder and director, Sounds of Blackness, song stylist and composer, Bernice Gregory (right); multi-instrumentalist and bandleader and recording artist, Jose James joined Al McFarlane and Converst...
  • Maximum Capacity:African Americans are in the middle of a prison population crisis

    By Paul Edward Hamilton -- ColumnistFactoid: The current rate of incarceration is growing three times faster than the population of the country at large."The math is simple; there are more inmates going in than are getting out and staying out, that&#...
  • Disillusioned with Iraq war, Black enlistment down by 58 percent

    By Askia Muhammad -- Special to the NNPA from the Final CallWASHINGTON (NNPA) - In the face of a huge drop in Black recruitment, the U.S. military is waging a losing battle on the home front - for new enlistees to don the uniform. Since fiscal year 2000, ...
  • Comcast invests in North Minneapolis, opens new technical training center

    Comcast invests in North Minneapolis, opens new technical training centerMinneapolis Mayor Rybak will join Comcast and community in renovation groundbreaking event on Dec. 18Comcast is beginning a full-scale restoration of a building located in North Minn...
  • Franklin Art Works presents solo art shows

    Franklin Art Works is presenting three concurrent solo shows premiering ambitious new works by New York artists Nicola Lòpez and g. bradley rhodes, and Shanghai-based Qiu Anxiong....
  • High-grade marijuana investigations net dramatic numbers

    Sheriff Rich Stanek announces dramatic results from recent Hennepin County Sheriff's Office marijuana investigations."We are seeing large increases in the number of local marijuana grow operations and the violent crime that comes along with thes...
  • The vicious African American weight loss cycle - Part one

    The vicious African American weight loss cycle - Part oneMakeisha Lee, Health and Nutritional AdvisorColumbus, OH (BlackNews.com) - Blacks are officially considered to be an endangered species due to obesity and terrifying related illness. Diets, surgerie...
  • House passes McCollums Mississippi River Legislation

    Washington, D.C. - Recently, in a show of overwhelming support for Congresswoman Betty McCollum's (D-MN) efforts to preserve the Mississippi River, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 326 - 79 to pass the America's Historical and Natural Le...
  • New Junior Achievement poll:Many teens plan to bust their budgets when playing Santa this year

    New Junior Achievement poll:Many teens plan to bust their budgets when playing Santa this yearMore than half would buy gifts that exceed their budget.Colorado Springs, Colo. - This holiday season, when teens are roasting chestnuts on a open fire, they mig...
  • Technology widens rich-poor gap

    By Philip EmeagwaliOil has made us billions and fueled our economic stability, but oil has also become the bane of our existence. For some, it is a curse that has caused poverty and corruption, but for others it is an essential source of untold wealth and...
  • Fishing for Love on the NetBook Review by Kam Williams

    Fishing for Love on the NetBook Review by Kam WilliamsJudging by all the lovey-dovey couples you see snuggling in the TV commercials promoting internet dating, it's easy to assume that finding your lifemate in the 21st Century is as simple as signing...
  • McClaurin to direct Urban Research, Outreach Center

    Dr. Irma McClaurin, last week joined the University of Minnesota leadership team as Associate Vice President for System Academic Administration and Executive Director of the new Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center in North Minneapolis. ...
  • 2008 MLK Holiday Celebration Essay/Poster Contest

    We are inviting students in grades 3 through 6 and 7 through 12 to participate in our efforts to keep Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's. Legacy alive by encouraging them to participate in this year's essay/poster contest. All Submission(s) need to be...
  • A more perfect union

    Born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 29, 1972, Gabrielle Monique Union was more of an athlete than an actress during her formative years, going on to play point guard on her high school's basketball team and soccer for the University of Nebraska. Ironi...
  • SMSC Business Council re-elected

    SMSC Business Council re-electedWith an astounding 88.1% of voters participating in the primary election, all three members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community ...
  • The Macys formula: Affordable luxury

    By Al McFarlane and B.P. Ford -- The EditorsValue conscious shoppers around the nation charged into retail stores as early as 1am Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving Day, in search of the extra good deals offered at the opening bell of the annual Chr...
  • Local Entrepreneurs share success stories

    Local Entrepreneurs share success storiesThe Twin Cities Chapter of National Black MBA Association, Inc., the Delta Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the University of St. Thomas partnered to showcase local business owners at a Nov...
  • U of M gets more money it doesnt need, while Minneapolis schools are struggling

    U of M gets more money it doesn't need, while Minneapolis schools are strugglingBy Dwight Hobbes, ColumnistOnce again, the University of Minnesota benefits from funding-source rocket scientists having lost what little mind they ever had in the first ...
  • Hold the Minneapolis Police Department accountable for abuse

    Hold the Minneapolis Police Department accountable for abuseBy Dwight Hobbes, ColumnistIt is regrettable that the Minneapolis Police Department stubbornly holds onto attitudes and perspectives that, alienating and antagonizing African Americans, got it in...

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