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  • Reviews: Time Warner Cable’s Video On Demand - Leguizamo, cast excel in Empire; Auto Focus examines sex addict’s life

    Who says you can’t win ‘em all? This week’s picks from Time Warner Cable’s Movies On Demand service are 3-for-3. John Leguizamo, who did surprisingly mediocre stand-up a while back at the State Theatre,......
  • Children’s Theatre enhances genre with sterling innovation

    When artistic director Peter Brosius took over the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) helm in 1997 he could easily have to copped-out and coasted on the well established success. CTC, after all, was already widely acknowledged as the leading such......
  • In da club

    Cheryl and I were invited to Walter’s 30th birthday party. The only problem was Walter decided to celebrate his birthday in da club.Go, go, go, goGo, go, go shawtyIt’s your birthday......
  • Is Wells Fargo Mortgage a predatory lender?

    Purchasing a home is challenge enough in today’s economy without the practice of predatory lending whereby unscrupulous outfits deceive prospective buyers out of as many thousands of dollars as possible....
  • Quilting: A language of many cultures

    “There are five square knots on the quilt every two inches apart. They escaped on the fifth knot on the tenth pattern and went to Ontario, Canada. The monkey wrench turns the wagon wheel toward Canada on a bear’s paw to the crossroads”...
  • Democrats pledge to defend children

    In April, all nine Democratic presidential candidates met for the first time at a nationally televised Presidential Candidates Forum at the Children’s Defense Fund’s 30th Anniversary National Conference in Washington, D.C....
  • Lao/Hmong business leaders join McCollum and US Ambassador to Laos in support on NTR

    Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) hosted U.S. Ambassador to Laos, Douglas Hartwick, on a visit to St. Paul where he met with leaders of the Lao and Hmong communities in St. Paul, toured local businesses,......
  • House passes $15 billion Africa AIDS bill

    McCollum amendment ensures funding is directed to AIDS orphansWashington, DC- By a vote of 375 to 41, the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the $15 billion United States......
  • McCollum Amendment to H.R. 1298

    Floor StatementMay 1, 2003Mr. Chair, I would like to begin by thanking Chairman Hyde and Ranking Member Lantos for their hard work on this critical legislation....
  • Analysis: Speaking truth to power

    Over 1,000 Minnesotans, Black residents joined by Asian, Latino, American Indian and White citizens, raised voices of protest at the State Capitol last week demanding that the Pawlenty administration and......
  • Annual meeting at Sears Building May 15th Greenway project promotes cultural equity

    The Midtown Greenway Coalition is a citizens’ group dedicated to a community-based process of developing the 29th Street railroad corridor running through Minneapolis from Lake Calhoun to the Mississippi River,......
  • US promises health care for all Iraqi’s, while 40 million Americans don’t have health coverage Bush can rebuild Iraq, but will not fix Detroit

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) As the Bush administration concentrates on rebuilding a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, some social policy experts are urging the president to give equal attention to rebuilding America’s social fabric....
  • An indictment from the community - White justice system takes care of its own

    Former Judge Roland Amundson pleaded guilty last April to stealing more than $300,000 between 1995 and 2000 from a mentally disabled woman’s trust fund: while presiding over the Minnesota Court of Appeals....
  • Use family model, generate more revenue

    May ought to be the month when the Minnesota State Legislature makes decisions on the resolution of the $5.2 billion deficit that the state faces. While our elected representatives may do the voting, we ALL face the deficit. This is not something that is ...
  • Fed policy unleashes weapons of mass destruction on Black communities racist statements in legislatures are commonplace

    In case you didn’t know it, while we were watching the war in Iraq, the NAACP was taking care of business, suing gun dealers in order to dramatically slow the carnage in the Black community from the illegal......
  • Metro Area African American Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Profile: Innovative communications strategies for businesses

    Dr. Leslie S. Block is owner of Leslie Block and Associates, a customer-focus and quality driven management consulting firm. He is a member of the Metropolitan Area African American Chamber of Commerce (MAAACC)....
  • Cargill grants reflect funding priorities that safeguard the elite

    Nobody feels this economic crunch any worse than the proverbial little guy. And, as it relates to the arts, Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s slashing of funding budgets have established theatre companies with solid......
  • Video On Demand: White Oleander examines Caucasian familial dysfunction

    One thumb up, two thumbs down this time around with the Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand service. White Oleander is a refreshingly candid look at Caucasian familial dysfunction. ...
  • Guns Race

    As an African American woman, the idea of more scared folks armed with guns is pretty frightening. I thought in writing this article, I would begin by presenting some fictional scenarios. Imagine this:.....
  • The death of anti-Ken

    So, I’m at my boy Dave’s apartment sitting on the floor when he slides a letter over to me and to be honest I didn’t know what I was reading until I saw 99.99% in bold print. Daaamn! I guess old girl was right... ...

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