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  • Business Exchange: Black CEO forced out - U.S. Olympic Committee Head lasted just 16 months

    Lloyd Ward, the first African American to head the U.S. Olympic Committee, has resigned as its CEO, capping three months of turmoil that began with a conflict-of-interest investigation and led to the resignations of six other top officials. "In the ...
  • Sorry Roy, I mustve forgot...

    MIAMI, FLORIDA--Like a youngster avoiding a much dreaded school assignment, I have been soul searching for hours trying to put into words my sentiments on the John Ruiz - Roy Jones, Jr. match held in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 1, 2003. ...
  • Ashcroft plan would further curb civil liberties and by-pass courts

    WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Less than two years after winning passage of sweeping anti-terrorism legislation that limited some civil liberties, the Justice Department is planning to submit new legislation that, if enacted, would further erode constitutional right...
  • Jews divided over supporting Affirmative Action

    The last time the U.S. Supreme Court heard a major affirmative action case involving higher education, it exposed a deep rift between African-Americans and Jews. Because of Jews having been victims of quotas that limited their presence at the nation’s m...
  • A possible strategy for two black presidential candidates

    I recently hunkered down the other night to listen to Ambassador Carol Moseley-Braun’s speech from Iowa, where she was testing out themes for her prospective presidential bid. Moseley-Braun reminded me of Rep. Shirley Chisolm of Brooklyn,... ...
  • Urban Views

    At the beginning of each year, the Minneapolis Urban League assesses the progress it has made over the previous year. As I look back over 2002, I am pleased to say the Minneapolis Urban League had a solid year both in terms of its impact on the community...
  • Politicians direct 2004 presidential national debate

    WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun says if she decides to run for president, it should not be viewed as a contest that pits one African American against another one....
  • Business Exchange: Party with a purpose/Black economic development plan numbering thirty-something

    Among African Americans, issues about economic development and the weather are dealt with similarly – much talk about how little we can do about them. Actually, we have the power to change both. While weather conditions are impacted by “capitalist...
  • Karen White stars in new Gavin Lawrence play

    Talent on the order of Karen Malina White usually comes along not at all, much less everyday. Gifted with an arcing range, White can tickle you half to death with her comedic abilities and leave your jaw on the floor with her dramatic prowess....
  • Restructure how state supports higher education

    Jessica Sundin of the Anti-War Committee was one of the guests at last week’s Conversations with Al McFarlane: Public Policy Forums at Lucille’s. She announced that on International Women's Day (Sat., March 8), beginning 12 Noon at the Minneapol...
  • Rim Shot

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--The 2003 ( 52nd annual ) NBA All Star Game in Atlanta, GA was quite the event. Aside from the wrist-sliting traffic, the weekend's festivities were well worth any inconvience. ...
  • Honesty lacking in Pawlenty budget strategies

    Two weeks ago, in his State of the State address, Governor Tim Pawlenty used a lot of adjectives to describe the state's $4 billion-plus budget deficit. Huge. Mean. Ugly. He even called it "the Incredible Hulk of budget deficits."...
  • Sports, entertainment, metaphors for result of fairness on the playing field

    FAIRFAX, Va.—It seems as if sport sociologists have been attempting to answer the age-old question, “Why does sport appear to be more important within the African American community than education?''...
  • New World: An international voice for city

    Don Samules was sworn in as Third Ward Council Member , Friday, Feb. 14. With Samuels on the council, he joins Fifth Ward Council Member Natalie Johnson Lee as the only other African American....
  • Two Trains an August Wilson homecoming at Penumbra

    Few things are as exciting as the prospect of seeing Penumbra Theatre Company stage a play by August Wilson. That's because few theatre experiences are as profoundly rewarding. ...
  • The scrapbook party

    So, my wife Cheryl was asked to host a scrapbook party at our place and she accepted. About a month ago, the woman who does Cheryl’s nails invited her to one. It’s like Tupperware parties except the women cut pictures and design pages for a personal...
  • King George II? Court action launched

    Taking yet another page from the John Wayne book of international relations, President Bush attempted to once more bully other countries into sanctioning the war policy to which he has committed America. ...
  • Kemba Smith steps up her advocacy for students, ex-offenders

    WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Kemba Smith, whose case became a primary symbol for the struggle against mandatory minimum prison sentences, is now working to associate her name with another cutting-edge issue: the repeal of a section of the Higher Education Act that...
  • To Serve: Melvin Carter runs for Ward 1 seat

    Melvin Carter officially announced his bid for Ward 1 St. Paul City Council member last week. Carter is a Sergeant with the St. Paul Police Department where he has worked for over 25 years....
  • Living Light Music Bookstore on a mission of faith and action

    Kevin and Stacie Branson chanced the opportunity of living their dream. Living Light Music and Bookstore at 384 38th Street, South Minneapolis, located across the street from Sabathani Community Center, is the result of the Branson's dream....

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