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  • Mobilize around health interests

    The issue of health disparities among African Americans is connected to the disproportionate rate of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in African American communities. Both problems remain highly conspicuous in Minnesota, which is recognized as one...
  • Wellstone;Coleman election leadership view points

    Comments on US Senator Paul Wellstone and the political climate following the Nov. 5 elections.Katie McWatt:“We lost a great advocate with the death of Senator Paul Wellstone....
  • Expungement restores vital rights

    In the post 9/11 era, it’s harder than ever to live down one’s past. Background checks by employers and rental agents go farther back and into greater detail than was customary before national security became a major concern....
  • Homage to the original peoples

    As Thanksgiving Day again comes around, let us, as we always should, place the occasion in context. In most households, the thanks given expresses gratitude for the food on folk’s plates. ...
  • MATAH: Time to demonstrate economic self-interest, power

    You knew someone would use this line sooner or later, and considering what happened on the latest, “most crucial election” in our history, I could not pass up the opportunity to ask the question, “Can you hear me now?” Why? ...
  • Gordon Parks still re-inventing himself at 90

    That old expression about being “no ways tired” aptly applies to Gordon Parks, who, since his days as a photographer for Life magazine in the late 1940s, has maintained a full plate of artistic endeavors....
  • Holliday headlines Penumbra holiday standard

    There will be no shortage of soul folk at Black Nativity this year. Penumbra Theatre Company artistic director Lou Bellamy has outdone himself, snagging Broadway veteran and Grammy winning recording artist Jennifer Holliday to headline the show. With th...
  • A revolution of healthy eating and wellbeing

    As a Baby Boomer and child of the 60s, I grew up listening to the Last Poets and the imagery created of a couch potato, with chicken hanging from the mouth missing out on liberation and freedom, has stuck with me for many years....
  • Flamenco dance reflects spirit, power

    Talk about an eye-opening experience! This past weekend, a few of my intercambios, a friend, and I had the opportunity to see an authentic flamenco show. Flamenco has its origins here in Andalucía, a province in the south of Spain....
  • Legacy: education for self reliance

    On Nov. 6, Hugh Price announced his resignation as President of the National Urban League. His statement included, “There is never a good time to leave the job of a lifetime. ...
  • In the buying selling of the black vote, real players pay

    How often have you been told that due to its importance to our families and communities, voting is a civic duty every citizen should perform? On the other hand, how many citizens recognize that if you don't put money where you put your vote, the bal...
  • The lowely factor: Grizzlies are just that awful

    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS ---The Memphis Grizzlies are 0-8 and in conversations last week with several NBA writers, I had made mention that if the team doesn’t get it’s act together, they are going to cost a good man his job....
  • Mavericks shoot down Celtics chance of 7th in a row, remain the Leagues only undefeated team

    Fleet Center, Boston MA 11/15/02 – If you’re going to play against the best guns in the West then you have to make sure you’re six shooters will have pinpoint accuracy. ...
  • A hill of a come back

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA –Grant Hill sat with knees mummied from ice and bandage wrapping. The small wooden cubicle in the cave that doubles as the visitor’s locker room at STAPLES Center molded around his frame. ...
  • Spike Lee presents documentary on Jim Brown

    If you take your sweet time buying tickets for the appearance by film director Spike Lee and living legend Jim Brown at the Walker Art Center screening of Jim Brown: All-American, you may as well not bother. ...
  • Innovator Jam Master Jay murdered

    Once again the hip-hop community is in a state of shock. when one of the most prominent figures in hip-hop culture jam master jay born Jason mizell was killed in his Merrick Avenue studio in Jamaica, queens(nyc)....
  • Medicines can save money and lives

    You hear a lot these days about how we have to cut spending on medicines, especially in the Medicaid program....
  • Fifth Element: Entrepreneur is taking success by storm

    2411 Hennepin Avenue, in the Uptown area of South Minneapolis, houses a worldly dynamic record store for the Hip Hop generation....
  • Fusing two culture takes real hard work

    Two cultures. Two languages. Two worlds apart. Cultural fusion is something America knows all too well. But, for the rest of the world, it takes work....
  • Coleman, Mondale, class acts

    Regardless of party affiliation, many of us are still dumbfounded by the results of the November 5th election. Surprises were everywhere and at every level – school board,.......

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