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  • National politicians ignore New Orleans, again

    National politicians ignore New Orleans, againBy Judge Greg MathisFour cities have been chosen to host the 2008 presidential and vice presidential debates. New Orleans, one of sixteen finalists, didn't make the final cut. City officials were told tha...
  • Hope in the mortgage crisisWho to see, what to do

    Dialing the right number will be the best thing for millions of homeowners to do to combat the crisis surrounding the problems in the subprime mortgage market. Although white families received more home mortgage and subprime loans, Blacks received higher...
  • DeJunius Hughes uncompromising vision enriched Black film

    DeJunius Hughes wasn't nothin' nice. Through grit, mother wit and his fiery determination to realize the autonomy of Black cinema, Hughes changed the Twin Cities film scene. His death leaves enormous shoes for someone to try and fill if Hughes&#...
  • Financial Management Part 3Christmas: A gift of love

    By Jo Ann Brown What would happen if you cancelled Christmas one year? Look at your situation. You're broke as a joke. Bills are due. You have been robbing Peter to pay Paul. STOP THE MADNESS! You've done it this way, year after year. Filling ...
  • Kwanzaa is for everyone

    By Taylor Cisco IIINow that Thanksgiving is past and the first serious snow has fallen, it's beginning to look a lot like . . . Kwanzaa. That's right, Kwanzaa. The cards are starting to pop up at the drugstore, you know the ones with the red, bl...
  • Minneapolis Urban League employee retires after 22 years

    Claude Thadys, 84, retires after twenty-two years of service to the Minneapolis Urban League. Claude began his career at the Minneapolis Urban League in 1985 as a security guard, responsible for making sure that the building was locked and secured each ni...
  • Common holiday spending patterns can lead to overspending

    Common holiday spending patterns can lead to overspendingBy Shirley Anderson-Porisch and Sara Croymans, University of Minnesota Extension When you use a spending plan or budget, it can help you learn about your spending patterns with money. This insight c...
  • Manny Gonzalez and the art of sandwich making

    Manny Gonzalez, owner of Manny's Tortas in Midtown Global Market, said that the torta is the Mexican sandwich. He has mastered the art of sandwich making, building a repertoire of delicious torta creations, all evoking the memory of the culinary heav...
  • Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day by Maitefa Angaza

    Pity the die-hard Christmas lover. She waits all year long to hear her favorite carols. Her tree goes up as soon as is socially acceptable, usually the morning after Thanksgiving. She bakes cookies, addresses cards, and wraps presents for weeks. And...
  • First person/Telling our own stories: Homemade for Hunger

    Homemade for Hunger is a brand-new organization starting its first holiday season. Starting out with any new venture is always hard; on top of this it is difficult when that venture is a new business. I founded Homemade for Hunger with a drive and passion...
  • Cops sue Chief Dolan, Minneapolis

    John KlassenCalling himself a Minnesota Racial Discrimination Lawyer, Attorney John Klassen says point blank: The purpose of my law firm is to advocate on behalf of and protect employees who have been victimized by their employers.Last week, he shot the f...
  • Sharpton maintains heightened security as threats increase

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The Rev. Al Sharpton, looking back on a year of volatile civil rights and race cases, says that despite the false alarm when a prisoner sent a harmless substance to his New York headquarters last month, he is still constantly concerned...
  • Dred Harriet Scott Quarters Exhibit at Fort Snelling

    "Dred & Harriet Scott Quarters Exhibit" at Fort SnellingRe-enactor Joel Brown portrays Dred Scott at Historic Fort Snelling at the recently installed "Dred & Harriet Scott Quarters Exhibit" (within the forts hospital barracks). Saturd...
  • At the History Center

    "A Typewriter Man - My Father's Story", an informal presentation and conversation with Joel Brown, explores the life and times of celebrated St. Paul business leader the late John Brown, proprietor of Brown's Office Machines. ...
  • Attacking Disney racism

    The Walt Disney Company, Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, KQRS, Tom Bernard and Terry Traen, endorse the broadcasting and advertisement of prejudice, bias, and discriminatory attitudes in their promulgation of false and negative stereotypes of Minnesota ...
  • The Forgotten Spirit by Evie Rhodes

    "The Forgotten Spirit" by Evie RhodesIn every child's life, the inevitable has to happen: don't get what they want for Christmas.For some kids, that happens early-on, and the child learns that asking doesn't mean getting. Other k...
  • Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much by Finesse Mitchell

    It's Saturday night, and you're in the same place you were last Saturday night, and the one before that and the one before that. You're sitting on your sofa, a bag of chips in one hand and a remote in the other, looking for a movie you have...
  • Daughters of Men by Rachel Vassel, foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

    Even with technology as it is today, it's amazing how many parents-to-be want to "be surprised" at the gender of their yet-unborn child. They want the anticipation to last until that first squall. They choose two names, one fo...
  • Is there a predator in your home?

    Is there a predator in your home?Are you sure you know enough about the person lying next to you in bed; the one who has sex with you on occasion but may be raping, fondling or eyeing your child with suggestive eyes when you are not around? Few of us in t...
  • Regina King: The This Christmas Interview

    Versatile, academy award winning actress Regina King talks about her latest role as Lisa Whitfield in This Christmas, a holiday ensemble drama written and directed by Preston Whitmore....

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