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  • Diary of a Tired Black Man flips the script on portrayal of Black men

    Diary of a Tired Black Man flips the script on portrayal of Black menWhile Tim Alexander is quick to say that "Diary of a Tired Black Man is not a movie, it's a message," I found it so thoroughly entertaining that it obviously must be both....
  • Fight AIDS in Africa and in Black America

    By Danny GloverWhen people hear about AIDS, a lot of them think of Africa. After all, the media has inundated us with photographs and stories of AIDS orphans, mother-to-child transmission, the lack of access to drugs, the disproportionate number o...
  • Dr. Norman Coates: Serving community above and beyond the ordinary

    Dr. Norman Coates: Serving community above and beyond the ordinaryThere is a dentist, near the Twin Cities border on Ford Parkway in St. Paul, who aims to offer above and beyond the ordinary dental visit, which has historically conjured up a myriad of emo...
  • Sorry Rissi-mania, but Lori Lynette Black and Liz Toussaint have got genuine talent

    Lori Lynette BlackSorry "Rissi-mania", but Lori Lynette Black and Liz Toussaint have got genuine talentRissi Palmer this, Rissi Palmer that and Rissi Palmer the other thing. From here to there and back (Essence, Jet, Newsweek, VH1, you name it) ...
  • Reevaluate your benefit needs each year

    Reevaluate your benefit needs each yearLike death and taxes, rising health care costs are unavoidable. In fact, you've probably seen your medical insurance premiums increase several times in the past few years. A little careful planning can help you ...
  • Click Chicks: Exhibit showcases photography and writings of Roosevelt Homes Hmong Girl Scouts

    Click Chicks: Exhibit showcases photography and writings of Roosevelt Homes Hmong Girl ScoutsGuided by artists who grew up in Minnesota public housing, eight teenaged Hmong Girl Scouts from Roosevelt Homes, a family congregate development owned by the St....
  • U of M students receive disability scholarships

    Shade Osifuye of Woodbury and Kotumu Kamara of Northeast Minneapolis have received a University of Minnesota Robert and Gail Buuck Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide access to higher education, opportunities for enhancing or support...
  • Cubas Tiempo Libre at Patrick Henry High School

    One-hundred band students from Patrick Henry High School will have the unique opportunity Thursday to participate in a workshop with the Minnesota Orchestra and with the Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre....
  • Maxine Waters statement on the death of Rep. Augustus Hawkins

    Los Angeles, CA-Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35), released the following statement in response to the passing of Congressman Augustus Hawkins:"It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I join with the family of the Honorable August...
  • Urban League loses $1 million program serving Black youth

    Blacks get the misery; whites get the moneyAnother $1 million budget social service program has been diverted from a premier social service agency serving Minneapolis' Black community, and placed with a white controlled and directed agency that does...
  • Parents graduate

    Project Murua Boot Camp at 7pm tonight at Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, graduates its first class of parents who have developed new skills to protect their children from violence....
  • The politics of ethanol outshine its costs

    Despite higher food prices and environmental damage, it's warmly embraced in Congress.With gasoline near $3 a gallon, climate concerns rising, and an election season in full swing, politicians are eager to tell constituents that they're doing so...
  • Katrina survivor seeks help locating relative

    DENVER - Hurricane Katrina devastated lives and left emotional scars that may never heal for many of its survivors. The trauma is further compounded for Linda Selestan, because the whereabouts of her brother Wilfred, 58, are still unknown two years after ...
  • Carter, Hardy bring progressive leadership

    Melvin Carter III last week won election as the next City Councilmember for Ward 1, with 58% of the vote. In a thank you note to supporters, Carter said the victory was "an amazing testament to your faith in me, and I am so proud"....
  • Urban League loses $1 million contract serving Black youth: Blacks get the misery; whites get the money

    Urban League loses $1 million contract serving Black youthBlacks get the misery; whites get the moneyPictured: Minneapolis Urban League CEO Clarence HightowerAnother $1 million budget social service program has been diverted from a premier social service ...
  • No excuse for using the n word

    No excuse for using the "n" wordIt's true, for the most part, that there's two sides to every story. Accordingly, after being yanked off the stage at Black Enterprise's recent event, comic Eddie Griffin was a featured guest on �...
  • Oprahs star power does zilch for Obama

    What do Willie Nelson, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Martin Sheen and in reverse, George Clooney have in common? They are big money celebrities and virtual household names. They all endorsed Democratic presidential candidates in 2004....
  • This Conversation May Be Recorded

    Ever had a problem with a paycheck or watched your computer sputter its last breath just when you needed it most? At moments like these, if the conversation you want to have with the payroll department or help desk involves a loud stream of ugly adjective...
  • How Chryslers sale affects African Americans

    How Chrysler's sale affects African AmericansThe "merger of equals" created in 1998 by the $36 billion union of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler has failed. Chrysler's sale involves 80.1% of stock going to the control of Cerberus Capital Mana...
  • Business leadership profile - TIM AND DORIS BAYLOR Community builders who lift as they rise

    Tim and Doris Baylor are best friends and business partners as well. They own the North Minneapolis McDonald's Restaurant and also the McDonald's franchise in Robbinsdale. They are real estate developers. Doris is an educator and counselor and r...

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