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  • Humility, fortified by vision, planning and work

    One topic that is getting a lot of attention these days is, “What does leadership mean in the Black community?” Recently, I have heard comments like, “Who is a leader?” or “She is not my leader” or “He doesn’t speak for me.” So, I though...
  • Metro Area African American Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Profile: Baylor business interests include restaurants, malls, and housing

    Tim Baylor is the owner of JADT Food Group, LLC and JADT Development Group,... ...
  • Embracing technology is embracing the future, entrepreneur says

    Joseph Richburg is vice-president of Keystone Computer Solutions, Inc. (KCS), a supplier of consulting services to Fortune 500 companies since 1987. KCS also provides these firms rental services, web design, server administration and......
  • Women’s work: International diplomacy

    In her book Then, They Were Twelve: The Women of Washington’s Embassy Row, Marilyn Sephocle chronicles the experiences and views of the dozen women ambassadors who worked in Washington in the late 1990s. The book contributes to the literature of diploma...
  • KMOJ plays unique role in Twin Cities

    I remember when we didn’t have a Black-owned and controlled radio station here in Twin Cities. Was life ever dull, even harsher and more hostile that it is for our people today....
  • Feels like whole world aligning against Black people’s interests

    Benjamin Todd Jealous, newly appointed director at the U.S. Human Rights Department of the Amnesty International, and local co-director of Women Against Military Madness Paulette Sankofa, visited Conversations with Al McFarlane: Public Policy Forum... ...
  • Conference celebrates elders’ role in maintaining hope

    Stella Raudenbush, artist Rose McGee and educator Wokie Weah, say the 14th Annual National Service-Learning Conference, at Minneapolis Convention Center, April 23-26. Promotes interconnectedness in a time when people are beginning to feel more and more is...
  • Seven Guitars exacts a measure of truth from characters lives

    One of the most significant events in contemporary American theatre will be over before you know it. And, since it's happening right here in the Twin Cities, there really is no reason why St. Paul and Minneapolis audiences should miss it....
  • War news overdose? How to decrease anxiety in unsettling times

    DALLAS (NNPA) With our nation and allies now at war, there is an added element of concern in our daily lives. Whether you have loved ones deployed in the Middle East (as I do) or fret over the possibilities of terrorism at home,......
  • Journalist, author Tavis Smiley keynotes Urban League Banquet

    Journalist, author and advocate Tavis Smiley will give the keynote address for the Minneapolis Urban League’s 77th Annual Dinner.Presented by RBC Dain Rauscher and sponsored by Northwest Airlines,......
  • Dressing Room #5 - Part 3

    So, we make our way over to the seven dressing rooms. I didn’t like them because the partitions were made out of some kind of cheap bed sheet. That’s not cool. I wear glasses and I swear that if I tried hard enough......
  • ANALYSIS: War against Iraq showcases top Black leadership

    DOHA, Qatar—If United States Supreme Court justices want know how affirmative action works before ruling in the Michigan cases pending before them, they should visit the Army base here, the place where the war against Iraq is being coordinated....
  • Best selling authors motivate Twin Cities students, professionals young physicians chronicled their quest for excellence

    Thursday, March 27, 2003, the Circle of Power and Respect Group from Crosswinds Junior High, Woodbury, MN, witnessed live examples of educational success. Drs. Sampson Davis MD (ER Physician), George Jenkins DMD, and Rameck Hunt MD (Internist), captivated...
  • SHELTER

    Homelessness is real said Dwight Hobbes (left) author of Shelter which runs Thursdays-Sundays through April 13 at Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 South 4th Street., Minneapolis. Dipankar Mukherjee (right),......
  • Business Exchange: STEALING MY GOOD NAME - Sup Wit Dat?

    “Who is it that can tell me who I am?” – ShakespeareIn just the past year over 100,000 African Americans, along with 600,000 others across the nation, realized the old “He who steals my purse steals trash” adage is declining in truth these day...
  • Dismantling human rights protection

    Government departments designed to protect the civil and human rights of Minneapolis and St. Paul residents are being dismantled by elected officials. ...
  • Racial bias, or merely following the law?

    Human rights activist Omar Jamal has not been treated unfairly by the United States government. His being arrested, detained and eventually jailed and held in lieu of $10,000 bail is not an act of persecution. ...
  • Advocates attack justice disparity

    According to the Minnesota Supreme Court: *Although people of color comprise 6% of the state’s population, they comprise 45% of the prison population....
  • Elected officials deaf to those hurt by cuts

    Years ago, African Americans couldn’t vote. After a long and bitter struggle, we won the right to vote and to elect people to represent our interests. Yet, we have never held those who we helped to elect accountable for representing the interests of Afr...
  • No checks or balances in the rush to war

    We are now at war. Why? Because the president of the United States invented the monstrous lie that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction more dangerous than those held by other countries and that they are so formidable they threaten not only countries in t...

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