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  • Fairview, North Memorial: investing corporate power to support community health priorities

    According to David Page, its president, Fairview-University Medical Center is strengthening its commitment to create and maintain a diverse workforce. He said, "The Cedar-Riverside site,......
  • Bush’s self-serving, two-faced propaganda

    On April 10, George W. Bush got on the air and broadcast “The President’s Message to the Iraqi People,” blatantly two-faced, self-serving propaganda. “The government of Iraq and the future of your country will soon belong......
  • Development revolution next great movement

    Out of respect for my national president, Mr. Hugh B. Price, who has decided that his work is done as President and CEO of the National Urban League, I thought it appropriate to honor him by making his “To Be Equal” column my column for this week:...
  • Houston’s Neighborhood Supermarket opens on West Broadway

    Businessmen and civic leaders Silas Houston, Tony Byers, and Paul Bauknight this week are taking possession of their newest North Minneapolis business venture. The former Marche’s Broadway Super Valu,......
  • 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. ...
  • Federal, state budget cuts will have drastic negative impact

    DALLAS (NNPA) Proposed federal and state budget cuts will drastically affect African Americans for years to come if they are implemented, economists from the National Urban League and universities said. The economists called for a halt to these cuts an...
  • Actor Trina Bolden: August Wilson’s work lives in the moment

    August Wilson's Seven Guitars at Penumbra Theatre Company marks two milestones for Twin Cities-based stage and film actor Trena Bolden. Portraying "Ruby" in the 40s era blues drama, she makes her mainstage Penumbra debut...
  • Video On Demand Reviews: Veterans Sarandon, Hawn a delightful pairing

    Two hits and two misses comprise this week’s sampling of Time Warner Cable’s Movies on Demand service. The last worthwhile movie Tom Cruise made was Mission Impossible (and the best thing about it was Jon Voight)....
  • Saddam Hussein out of power in Iraq

    DOHA, Qatar - With dramatic video images streaming out of Baghdad Wednesday showing jubilant residents dancing in the streets and toppling statues of Saddam Hussein, U.S. officials have finally acknowledged that they have removed the dictator from power. ...
  • Bush also waging war against our children

    As our nation wages a war against Iraq and is anxiously preoccupied with terrorism around the world, the Bush Administration and congressional leaders are still waging a radical budget war against children here at home....
  • Dressing Room #5 - Part 4

    So, I turn to the mother and on the sly, I inquire about the ages of her children. The girl’s four and the boy’s nine. She then goes on to compliment her son for his patience today because when they first entered the store he asked if it was only a wo...
  • Budget cuts impact health care delivery

    Budget proposals making their way through the Minnesota Legislature portend grave consequence for public health programs in Hennepin County at large and for the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in specific....
  • War, wealth creation and partisan politics

    The April 7 Conversations with Al McFarlane: Public Policy Forums at Lucille’s Kitchen welcomed Eric Mitchell, Director of Outreach for Minnesota DFL. Host Al McFarlane set a candid tone,......
  • Bell Hooks: Intuitive light and compassionate intellect

    I usually like to open my articles with a quote. I pondered how I might begin a discussion of my interview with Sistah-Dr. Bell Hooks, author of Ain’t I a Woman?:...
  • The WNBA Facing Elimination

    NEW YORK, NY - The New Orleans Hornets are headed to the Western Conference. The WNBA may be headed for a fall. ...
  • This N That with Tony Mack: NFL EUROPE has HBCU flavor

    BRISTOL, CONN---Believe it or not.....the 2003 football season begins this weekend. No, not the NFL, CFL or even Arena Football which opened in February. The 11th season of NFL Europe (formerly the World League of American Football) opens Saturday with th...
  • Spike And Kenny, Saying The Right Thing!

    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS-- – With the NCAA tournament coming to an end by next weekend, one can say that the comments made by TNT’s Kenny Smith were more prophetic than poignant amongst the viewership....
  • Nation watching House response to Lindner case

    A question mark hangs over the State Office Building, State Representative Keith Ellison, DFL-Minneapolis last week, told members of the House Ethics Committee. “People all over the country,” said Ellison, “want to know if State Representative Arlon...
  • Unity Joy

    Displaying his unique powers of perception, humanitarian superstar Stevie Wonder urged Minnesota’s Black community to resist the spirit of diviseness, to set aside artificial differences between the young and seasoned leaders,......
  • Crack cocaine: new and improved slavery

    It can be difficult and, indeed, seem far-fetched to give any sort of benefit of the doubt to drug-dealing thugs who poison their people and think nothing of pulling a knife or drawing a gun on anyone who gets in their way (or whom they simply don’t lik...

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