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  • Depression: Moves give glimpses of suicide threshold

    Those who know me well, are aware that I have four favorite movies I watch around this season: The Preachers Wife, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol (the older version with Alastair Sim), and my all-time favorite, ......
  • Christmasmemories from the past

    As we approach the celebration of the Christmas holiday, I cannot help but think about the many Christmas days that I have spent during my lifetime. As I race around shopping and gift buying for my many nieces, ......
  • What happened to my Evite?

    So, I wake up from my Sunday afternoon nap feeling like a freshly recharged nickel cadmium battery and walk into the living room. I find my wife and her aunt BB sitting on the couch watching television and that’s when my “spidy sense” goes off. ...
  • Affected communities should lead housing change

    Recognizing that there was a real disconnect between the diversity of the people making the decisions about affordable housing and the diversity of the people being served by affordable housing, leaders in the field launched a new diversity initiative cal...
  • Coaching can play huge role for youth

    At last week’s Insight/KMOJ Public Policy Forum, Dr. McKinley Boston, former Vice President of Student Development and Athletics at the University of Minnesota, ......
  • Spartz denies HCMC racism allegations

    A principle tenet of the Insight/KMOJ Public Policy Forum is to challenge policies of institutions that espouse to serve African Americans so that communities are informed .......
  • Holidazzle

    The Minneapolis Downtown Council Holidazzle Parade is in its 11th Season. Sparkling lights adorn floats, storybook characters, bands, choirs, dancers, and a celebrity Grand Marshall are featured. ...
  • Black Nativity performance brilliant

    Once upon a time there was an annual Penumbra Theatre Company production called Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity....
  • Spike Lee follows great Oscar Micheaux film-making tradition

    Spike Lee looms large for what amounts to a disrupted, but unbroken, tradition as a filmmaker. In point of fact, African Americans have been a part of the fabric .......
  • Supreme Court could limit opportunity

    WASHINGTON (NNPA)—At stake in the decision by the U. S. Supreme Court to hear two affirmative action cases challenging undergraduate and law school admissions policies at the University of ......
  • Curry: Viacom’s BET turns into ET

    Remember when your mother was about to administer a whipping and told you, “This is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you”? You didn’t believe it. ...
  • Minnesota rejects African talent

    CBS’ “60-Minutes” aired a discussion few weeks ago regarding the better opportunities awaiting Black professionals in the South, Atlanta, GA. to be specific. ...
  • Engage Madison Avenue to sell sensibility

    It is hard to imagine any sensible person who learned of the abuse which caused two-year-old Da’Shawn Copeland’s death and wasn’t absolutely appalled. ...
  • Hollywood image industry needs sustained scrutiny, challenge

    Were it not for integrity, Angela Bassett might be the newest “Bond girl” for MGM’s Die Another Day, instead of Halle Berry. We’ll never know for sure, of course. ...
  • 100 men and women sworn to the African American Men Commission

    On Saturday, Dec. 7, approximately 100 members of the African American Men Commission, a part of the African American Men Project, were sworn in by Minnesota Appellate Judge Touissant .......
  • You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make her drink

    QUESTION: My mother always taught me not to borrow and beg, but also that family members should help each other when they’re in need. ...
  • Cultural criticism ensures our future

    No matter where we are in our spaces, it’s always wise to look over our fences and beyond our own backyards. I thought it might be of interest to readers to look out into some other cities where Black folks are living and exploring our cultural spaces ...
  • So who’s this fibroid cat?

    It’s 3:21 a.m. and here I sit in room #3917 at Cedar Sinai Hospital finally writing this column. It’s been three days since I’d written anything. ...
  • Contemplating Christmas in Grenada, Spain

    No matter where I am, Spain, Italy, or Portugal, I cannot escape the ever-so-great Christmas spirit. With bright, grandiose decorations covering all of the main streets,.....
  • Spartz denies HCMC racism allegations

    A principle tenet of the Insight/KMOJ Public Policy Forum is to challenge policies of institutions that espouse to serve African Americans so that communities are informed .......

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