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  • With feeling - Mocha Ya Ya’s vintage rhythm blues

    They don’t make music like this anymore. They sure should, though. Mocha Ya Ya’s Un Taymed (La Vision Records) is a rich store of vintage R&B. Remember when vocalists actually sang -- and did it with feeling – instead of counting on computerized sli...
  • Blackonomics - Be intentional in spending with Black businesses

    An excellent example of my regular practice of Blackonomics is the fact that up until one week ago it had been nearly three years since I purchased a suit, not because I didn’t necessarily need one, but because for the past 10 years......
  • Supreme Court Grapples with University of Michigan Affirmative Action Plans

    WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Sitting for oral arguments in a pair of University of Michigan affirmative action cases on Tuesday, Supreme Court justices gave no indication of how they will vote in the case, but made it clear they are looking at more than just a bla...
  • CVB diversifies business interests

    Society has stigmatized African American men. Statistics place them in prison or dead, before the ripe age of twenty-five. Their brilliance, talents, and strength, are continually......
  • Metro Area African American Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Profile Key: teaching tool at Synergy Academy is student’s family

    There is an innovative and culturally sensitive way to help troubled African American school kids. The Hennepin County Board has, over the past year, contracted for services with Synergy Academy a year-round live-in residential academy for African America...
  • When are we going to rebuild America?

    Before the United States could target Iraq with its first Tomahawk cruise missile, a handful of companies all with strong Republican ties were already lined up at the government trough to see how they could divide up to $100 billion for post-war reconstru...
  • In memory of Fred Hudson: beloved mentor, friend, instructor

    I was supposed to write this article about the development of my play Shelter from script to production. Then, word came from my friend Lonnie that Fred, my mentor and a beloved friend to us both, had passed on. So, I'm writing instead about Fred, w...
  • Montgomery for Ward 1

    St. Paul resident Deborah Montgomery has announced that she will seek the Ward 1 City Council seat. Montgomery, alongside seven other candidates, will vie for a seat left vacant by current Council Member......
  • Spring flower show fragrant, magical

    Even though Mother Nature may not be quite ready, Marshall Field’s and Bachman’s have helped bring spring to the Twin Cities by transforming Marshall Field’s 8th floor into a beautiful, fragrant English garden. ...
  • Despite war, more hopeful than ever for humanity

    “A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial....
  • Cuts threaten diversity and public safety

    It has been an uphill climb to have appropriate representation of minorities on the Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) force, starting with the 1972 Carter vs. Gallagher lawsuit which forced the MFD to but marginally change its practice of discrimination....
  • Budget crunch forces creativity, reliance on historical strengths for U of M diversity

    The University of Minnesota historically has been something of a “no-man’s land” for African American students. It is an environment in which African American students have been met by the institution with hostility such as former President Mark Yud...
  • Something I said,

    Everyone who thought absolutely anyone would be an improvement on Jesse Ventura’s tenure governing Minnesota can think again: they didn’t reckon on Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has announced that despite the state’s astronomical deficit, he will provide a...
  • HEROIC

    Friends and supporters of Wesley Smith watched in awe as Brother Shane Price, director, Hennepin County African American Men Project, read a letter of congratulations from Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak in support of Smith’s 10 years of sobriety....
  • Thor, NRRC partnership seeks Heritage homebuilder rights strategic alliance builds local equity

    Northside Residents Redevelopment Council NRRC), Sienna Corporation and Thor Construction have teamed to form the... ...
  • Metro Area African American Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership profile: Guarding our best business interests

    Hailing from Nigeria, Mike Essien, intellectual properties attorney with the general practice firm Larkin, Hoffman, Daly and Lindgren, Ltd. is a member of the Metropolitan Area African American Chamber of Commerce. ...
  • Understand your environment, protect your health

    At the March 17th Conversations with Al McFarlane: Public Policy Forums at Lucille’s Kitchen, State Representative Keith Ellison (58B) introduced an impassioned roundtable advocating environmental activism....
  • Unity 2003 highlights church leadership

    Twin Cities churches do much to benefit community, says the Rev. Jerry McAfee, pastor, North Minneapolis’ New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. He said the Unity Service, scheduled for Sunday afternoon April 6,... ...
  • Liberating Iraqi oil for corporate America

    I think you’re going to hit me. I have no concrete evidence that you’re going to hit me, but only I think you’re going to hit me. So, I walk up, punch you dead in your mouth and then claim it was in self-defense....
  • U of M Info-U service available in Spanish, Somali

    Looking for free information about finding good childcare for your children, taking English language classes, or getting help on your taxes? You can get answers to these questions and hundreds more......

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