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  • 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...
  • Fitness guru Donna Richardson: Stay fit in 2003

    DALLAS (NNPA)—For those of us who could stand to get into shape, video workout queen Donna Richardson offers that elusive combination—fun and exercise—in old school, spiritual y caliente!...
  • But can Blacks get him bucks and the ballot?

    The question is no longer if Alfred Sharpton, Jr. will run for the Democratic nomination for President, but whether he can raise enough money to compete with a corps of better-funded candidates. ...
  • Blackonomics- Best use of Lott

    You have heard the saying, "Be careful of what you ask for, you just might get it;" and it’s really true. When the Trent Lott debacle was upon us I was shouting, "Let him stay; don’t ask for his resignation." Obviously those who wa...
  • Fresh Air Radio, KFAI, wins Sally Irvine Vision Award

    KFAI, Fresh Air Radio, on January 6th, was presented the 2002 Vision Award by the U.S. Bank Sally Ordway Irvine Awards 11th Anniversary Program, The awards were held at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts......
  • Grammy Bound

    Minneapolis-based Excelsior choir has not only consistently lived up to its name, but continues to far surpass it. After winning the Stellar Award for Best New Artist in 2001, the gospel group has recently been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospe...
  • Blacks, 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....
  • Ventura could have done more to reach out to Blacks

    The Independence Party is both hailed and criticized for its notion of reform, maybe even innovation and its indistinct location between or outside of mainstream party lines. ...
  • In 2003, Follow the Money

    Last week Tuesday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty released his emergency supplemental budget, calling on the Legislature to take speedy action to wipe out the $356 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year which ends June 30. ...
  • Soul Symphony debut album for Sounds of Blackness new record label

    Led by Gary Hines, the Grammy award-winning, 40-piece gospel choir Sounds Of Blackness has recorded with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Alexander O’Neal. ...
  • Elder Abuse, The hidden terror...

    What happens when you’ finally reach your “golden years” and your daughter moves back to your house with her children, one of whom is 18-years-old and starts dealing drugs from your home? You ask them to move, but they refuse. ...
  • All money aint good money

    There is an excellent book titled, Betrayal By Any Other Name, written by Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour, in which he notes that the original charter of the NAACP prohibited the ownership of land by that organization. ...
  • Lindsey Parlays leadership to become regional youth advocate

    It’s a new year and a new challenge for Shalia Lindsey. The former Minneapolis Branch NAACP President, is now NAACP Region 4 Youth Director. As such she has charge over 10 states; ......
  • Moore, Samuels define approaches

    Following the laid back strains of house band Wain McFarlane & Jahz doing a jazz-tinged take on the Mongo Santamaria classic "Watermelon Man", Jan. 13th's "Conversations With Al McFarlane" started off on an energized note....
  • Spike Moss, seeking our fair share

    Spike Moss is vice president of The City, Inc., a youth service community organization and alternative school in Minneapolis.McFarlane: Often you’ve been referred to in the White media, as a militant activist......
  • Should sex offenders be housed in suburbs

    In the beginning of October 2002, Level III sex offender Michael Ricardo Stabbfeldt, 42, African American male, 6’ 1", 205 lbs., medium build, light brown complexion, brown eyes, short eyes and a mustache took up residence on the 1500 block of Park...
  • Alternative schools mean success despite odds

    Charles entered an alternative school after being kicked out of his high school. He was an angry young man who was seldom in school. His father was on drugs and his mother was in prison. Charles used marijuana heavily and was involved in gang activity. ...

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