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  • Bush misrepresents affirmative action

    In an effort to rationalize his decision to oppose affirmative action programs at the University of Michigan now before the U.S. Supreme Court, school officials say President Bush has wrongly labeled the university admission process as promoting “quotas...
  • Eliminate violence as public policy tool

    On Wednesday, Secretary of State Colin Powell will present evidence to the United Nations Security Council that Iraq has indeed hidden weapons of mass destruction from U. N. inspectors and has prevented inspectors from learning about Iraq’s weapons prog...
  • The Murder of Emmett Till naturally emotional

    When Stanley Nelson began work on The Murder of Emmett Till more than a year ago, he told his staff at Firelight Media in New York something that stayed on their minds....
  • Soul Symphony bona fide goods, proof of Sounds musical longevity

    Seems just about every time you turn around there's another next-big-thing in the music business. And most, on arrival, don't stick around long. They flash in the pan and that, basically, is all she wrote. ...
  • Check Yo Self Crew educate peers on HIV/AIDS

    The vitality of youth is increasingly robbed by HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). HIV/AIDS is indiscriminate of youthful curiosity,......
  • Poor economy turns tables on African Americans

    Leroy Venzen was on top of the world. The St. Thomas native had worked as a janitor during his first eight months after moving to Washington, D.C., in November 1995. Within three years he had landed a consulting job with Bell Atlantic, earning $100,000 a ...
  • The business of well being

    Since its beginning, five years and two months ago, Cultural Chiropractic expanded its reach of holistic care. Along with a new facility, a promising partnership is in works to uplift the African American community......
  • Following and not just celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Our nation has just finished celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Now it is time to follow up the celebration by finishing his work for peace and for justice for the poor at a time when both are in great peril. ...
  • The 10:00 am wedding

    So my wife Cheryl and I were invited to yet another wedding. Ah weddings…yah gotta love’em. It seems like when you get married all of a sudden everybody you know, and don’t know, invites you to their “things”. ...
  • Black astronaut felt honored, blessed to fly shuttle missions

    (NNPA) - One of the astronauts who lost their lives when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it descended to land near the completion of its 16-day mission, was one of nine African-Americans to ever go into space. ...
  • Sport and Politics: Strange Bedfellows Within the African American Community

    FAIRFAX, VIGINIA —-- It seems like sport sociologists have been attempting to answer the question, "Why does sport appear to be more important within the African American community than education?" for ages....
  • Pistons give the celtics the worst of all

    BOSTON, MASS---Do you want to know what is ugly in NBA standards? Getting beat by 52 points; Shooting 29.9% from the field as a team; An NBA franchise finishing the game having tallied only 66 points; ...
  • Endorsement: Elect Don Samuels, 3rd Ward

    Don Samuels offers the best of all worlds for residents of Minneapolis’ Third Ward and for our city. As an immigrant and naturalized American, he brings a voice to the thousands of new Americans......
  • Black, Jews working for justice

    Last week January 20, Martin Luther King Day, “Conversations with Al McFarlane” devoted its focus to the historic civil rights martyr who won the world-coveted Nobel Prize for Peace....
  • Justice denied in higher education

    Being the dyed-in-the-wool reactionary he is, President Bush couldn’t resist showing his true color, arguing against affirmative action in college admissions on Jan. 15. Sticking his narrow-minded nose into U. S. Supreme Court business, ......
  • St. Paul MLK Blvd. naming unique in nation

    Last year, January 20, Saint Paul Mayor Randy Kelly committed to renaming a street in Saint Paul in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One year later after an extensive community selection process, Saint Paul unveiled.....
  • Iraq war? MLK called for peace and justice throughout the world

    Last week, during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, we heard again and again about Dr. King’s dream. We heard repeated his call for this country to be something more than it was, to live up to the ideals written into our Constitution ......
  • George Bush’s new game: Who wants to help a millionaire?

    George W. Bush wants to enact a fiscal program that appears to be a take-off on the popular television show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Instead, his real-life program should be titled, “Who Wants to Help a Millionaire?” ...
  • Undisputed: stellar veterans give compelling performance

    Walter Hill, one of Hollywood's most skilled directors (48 Hours, Last Man Standing), brandishes his accustomed hand with Undisputed, starring Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames in top form.........
  • Queen Nanny play chronicles Jamaica’s Maroon struggle

    "When I first heard about Maroon culture...I had no idea these incredible people ever existed." So notes Elisha Whittington In the Heart of Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) company member who con...

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