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  • Conversations with Al McFarlane: 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, José James joined Al McFarlane...
  • Grace After Midnight by Felicia Snoop Pearson and David Ritz

    Sometimes, all anybody ever needs to succeed is a break.Just one good chance, that's all. A helping hand, a leg up, a little faith. Sometimes, all anybody ever needs to succeed is loving support. Or, as you'll see in the new memoir by Felicia ...
  • MPD uses demotions to achieve diversity?

    MPD uses demotions to achieve diversity?By Dwight Hobbes, ColumnistThe Minneapolis Police Department is in the process of having its head handed to it. On a platter.Five veterans officers, Sgt. Charles Adams, Lt. Medaria Arradondo, Lt. Lee Edwards, Lt. Do...
  • Financial Management Part 4: Finding money to invest takes discipline

    Finding money to invest takes discipline. You must make an assessment of what you currently spend money on if you want to start saving. Take the money spent on food as an example. How do you shop for groceries? The following suggestions will trim hundreds...
  • We Win Institute extravaganza in 14th year: Kwanzaa celebration reflects commitment to community

    By Dwight Hobbes, ColumnistPictured: Mahmoud El-Kati Kinshasha Kambui's picture should be in the dictionary, right next to the words "commitment to community." And no one will agree more than the folk who've witnessed her tireless ...
  • The origins of Kwanzaa

    By Titilayo BediakoAfrican Americans are a mighty people. It is demonstrated time and again through endless contributions that people of African descent have made to the United States and the world. Kwanzaa is a time when we can express our greatness. Kwa...
  • Kwanzaa Orientation - A historical reflection on Kwanzaa

    For some people elements of the holiday season conjure up old traditions, stories, activities, scents, smells and sights. Store shelves, commercials, front lawns displayed with lights, plus office parties, remind the religious and non-religious to buy pre...
  • Event held to recognize student parents for contributions to University of Minnesota

    The University of Minnesota Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC), in collaboration with the Student Parent Association (SPA), recently held a Student Parent Visibility Day. At the event, SPHC and SPA recognized the vital contributions that student parents ma...
  • Promiscuous sex doesnt cost anything . . . but your life

    By Bishop Noel JonesWhen I was coming along, in Spanish Town, Jamaica, it was: "If you get the girl pregnant. . . " Today it is, "If you get a disease . . . " So the whole thing has changed considerably. We have moved from getting s...
  • Hamline University receives grant to support urban teaching efforts

    Hamline University receives grant to support urban teaching effortsHamline University announced that its Graduate School of Education's Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching has been awarded $50,000 by the Otto Bremer Foundation. ...
  • Priorities: Short term goals make every day successful

    By Julie DesmondFinding a way to align activities with your priorities will ensure that daily goals are set - and met - even during the most hectic times....
  • Roosevelt Gains of MUL receives special recognition award

    The Minneapolis Urban League's Roosevelt Gains received a special recognition award at the National Association of Minority Contractors-Upper Midwest (NAMC-UM) Chapter 2007 Annual Awards Banquet and Celebration. The banquet was held on Friday, Novemb...
  • For Clinton and Obama campaignsFebruary caucuses may decide nominee

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Despite all eyes being on the state of Iowa and its early Democratic presidential primary on January 3rd, it is the string of twenty-two states to hold primaries and caucuses on February 5th that will likely decide which candid...
  • Major issues associated with dangerous substances in kids toys

    Major issues associated with dangerous substances in kid's toysEARTH TALKFrom the Editors of E/The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: I have been alarmed at recent news about dangerous substances in kids' toys shipped to the U.S. from China, ...
  • Health insurance crisis hits hard on veterans;1.8 million veterans are uninsured and at risk

    Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) - The health crisis in America, which has left 47 million people without health insurance, is devastating veterans and their families. What does it say about America when the men and women who have risked their lives for ou...
  • Senate should pass Second Chance Act swiftly to give more ex-offenders, families new lease on life

    Senate should pass Second Chance Act swiftly to give more ex-offenders, families new lease on lifeBy Marc H. MorialAt a young age, Taneka Davis knew just how hard life could be. At just 15 years of age, she was thrown into a county jail in Pittsburgh amon...
  • An attempt foiled: 103 Black children almost sold to slavery

    I've just returned from Sudan, where I have learned more of the horrifying details about a modern day French Slave Trade of children in Africa. A non-governmental organization (NGO) called Zoe's Ark was busted trying to transport 103 childre...
  • Supreme court finally abolishes unfair sentencing

    Supreme court finally abolishes unfair sentencingBy Judge Greg MathisPassed in the mid-1980s, federal drug sentencing laws forced judges to deliver fixed sentences to individuals convicted of a drug-related offense, regardless of their direct role in the ...
  • A boost for people who get social security

    A boost for people who get social securityThe New Year ushers in many changes. One important change for most people who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments is a benefit increase in 2008....
  • Growing Concerns:A parenting question-and-answer column with Dr. Martha Erickson of the University of Minnesota

    Growing Concerns:A parenting question-and-answer column with Dr. Martha Erickson of the University of MinnesotaQuestion: I've recently started doing child care in my home for several young children and I've observed some sexual curiosity that I...

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