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  • Citizens must act on their own behalf

    As a general rule, I don’t mind incurring displeasure. In fact, as an opinion’s columnist, it unavoidably is part of the job description. And I’d go so far as to say it’s an important part and, to further that writing is effective. ...
  • Democrats’ equally atrocious race history

    Democrats seem to enjoy seeing Republicans squirm as they try to extricate themselves from their racist past that was highlighted by former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott’s ......
  • Liz Samuels: A lifetime working for liberation of Black people

    Al McFarlane: Who is Liz Samuels?Liz Samuels: I’m 71 and have lived in this community all my life. I’m committed to working for liberation of African Americans and other people of color....
  • Blackonomices:Name the cure to fit the aliment

    Let’s do a little test. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. It has a minority city manager, a minority vice-mayor, a minority fire chief, a minority chairman of the visitors’ bureau, a minority assistant city manager, a minority head of contract compliance,.....
  • Civil rights dead: Hip-hop new strategy for Black liberation?

    “It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you without a strong rhyme to step to. Thinking of how many rhymes you slept through. Time’s up, I’m sorry I kept you.” —Eric B. and Rakim, “I Know You Got Soul,” 1987. ...
  • Video On Demand: Powerpuff Girls is guaranteed fun for little folk

    This week’s Time Warner Cable Video On Demand review: three out of four ain’t bad.Resident Evil couldn’t improve on the excellent scare-half-to-death Alien series, so producers came up with the next best thing, ...
  • St. Paul native Lillian Louisa Early dies

    Lillian Louisa Early was born on April 25, 1905 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the seventh child of Lafayette and Deppie DeGrate Shelton. She died December 25, 2002....
  • Glaucoma: Vision loss from the disease can usually be prevented

    Schaumburg, IL - With glaucoma, a fluid called aqueous humor doesn’t drain correctly through channels in the front of the eye. The fluid build-up leads to increased intraocular pressure, which damages the optic nerve....
  • South African AIDS minister in new AIDS controversy

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (GIN)—Health Minister Manto Tshabala-Msimang is once again in hot water over published remarks that government spending on submarines came before spending on anti-AIDS drugs....
  • Rule change proposed for immunization requirements

    Minnesota children attending school or child care would need to show proof they are vaccinated against chickenpox, and children under two in child care would need to show proof ......
  • Neal serenades world revering Jesus

    Melodic range, depth, quality, beautiful; words that best describe the awesome talent of gospel recording artist Roderick Neal. Now the Minneapolis native serenades the world with songs reverencing Jesus Christ. ...
  • A prayer to the God of all children

    When I hold my first grandchild, my heart swells with love and renewed determination to pass on a world safer and more fit for her and every child. ...
  • I hated on Antwone Fisher and I am sorry I did

    I must admit I didn’t want to see it at first. I told my wife Cheryl, “If this is going to be another movie about the Black man’s struggles and him not winning in the end, then forget it. I’m tired of that stuff. I need uplift.” ...
  • Lott lies on history of supremacy ties

    Trying to distance himself in 1999 from the Right-wing Council of Conservative Citizens, Sen. Trent Lott wrote that he could never support a group that denigrates people “because of their race or religion.” ...
  • Practice Kwanzaa principles 365 days a year, 24 hours a day

    Once again we have reached the point in the year when we celebrate Kwanzaa. Each of the seven social and spiritual principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa will be held in ......
  • Bernadette Anderson: What can we do to improve quality of life for our people?

    Al McFarlane: What are your greatest Minneapolis memories?Bernadette Anderson: Well [when] I was born...if you were Black, you were in one part of the hospital. ...
  • Three Kings destined for greatness

    Stand at attention! The 3 Kings are present! Adam Davis-McGee, Gabe Garcia-Boler, and Will Shuford; young men destined for greatness. These friends have discovered a niche......
  • Falsely convicted, wrongly incarcerated

    Monday, Dec. 23 James Byrd left prison in Huntsville, TX, exonerated after serving five years for a crime he didn’t commit. A judge recently overturned convictions ......
  • Ventura wrong in describing Lott comments as ‘slip of tongue’

    Contrary to what Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura would have us believe, U.S. Sen. Trent Lott’s praise of fellow Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 1948 segregationist presidential candidacy was not a mere slip of the tongue, ......
  • Everybody wins, everybody endures in Antwone Fisher film

    In the new film Antwone Fisher, everybody endures, prevails and wins in their own individual way. That applies to acclaimed actor Denzel Washington’s directorial debut, to the cast of ......

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