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  • William Still - Helped slaves along Underground Railroad

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NNPA)—Transporting hundreds of slaves from the depths of slavery to endless possibilities of freedom, the Underground Railroad was a dynamic force during the 19th century. ...
  • Samuels wins

    Last week Monday, Feb. 4, DFLer Don Samuels defeated DFLer Olin Moore in a special election for the Third Ward City Council seat. ...
  • Trusted advisors show how to create wealth

    Ruthless practitioners regularly bilk consumers through predatory lending. They employ such ruses as lending money to people who don’t have the ability to repay, lending at high rates to consumers who qualify for low rates, encouraging borrowers to unn...
  • Legislation fights predatory lenders

    Ruthless practitioners regularly bilk consumers through predatory lending. They employ such ruses as lending money to people who don’t have the ability to repay, lending at high rates to consumers......
  • Tim Ross is a hero because he cares

    Last May, Minneapolis Public Schools bus driver Tim Ross saw two kids wandering on the sidewalk, looking none too sure of their whereabouts. So, he stopped to make sure they weren’t lost. When Ross opened the doors, the boy ran off. The girl got on t...
  • War obscures sorry state of union

    George W. Bush’s recent speech on Capitol Hill was billed as “The State of the Union.” As everyone knows by now, it was more like “The State of the World According to Bush.” ...
  • Johnson-Lee projects Green Party vision

    Although 62 million people watched President Bush deliver his State of the Union address on January 28, I suspect far fewer watched the responses that immediately followed the President....
  • Registry unique Black History tool

    Black History Month was honored across generations at Conversations With Al McFarlane at Lucille's Kitchen on Febuary. 3. ...
  • Colossus Morris Wilson bridges jazz, blues idoms

    A whole lot of performers call themselves doing the blues: Some do ‘em good, few do ‘em great. Then, there’s those who put excellence to shame. ...
  • Valentine’s Day: What’s love got to do with health?

    In just a few days, on February 14th, it will be Valentine’s Day. In ancient Rome the festival of the Lupercalia was celebrated on February 15; the festival involved fertility rites and honored the two Roman gods Juno and Pan. ...
  • Why borrow your own money?

    The time has come once again when many of our brothers and sisters will succumb to the temptation of borrowing their own tax refund from a company that has absolutely no interest nor investment in their communities—......
  • After the Super Bowl, brothers dissed again

    How in the heck did Tampa Bay quarterback Brad Johnson get a trip to Disneyland after the Bucs’ victory over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII? ...
  • When Black men ruled the world

    As we enter February, Black History Month, we find that the world is bracing for war. It seems that each day President George W. Bush issues a new ultimatum to Iraqi leader Sadam Hussein,.....
  • My wife’s go to guy

    So, I walked into the living room and found my wife scrambling to clean it up in time for her sorority meeting. To be honest, it looked like our living room had suffered a bomb blast. Newspaper coupons, opened mail, Cds, clothes, bills, etc, were everyw...
  • Census Report on Hispanics Undercounts Blacks—Again

    WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Reports that cite new U. S. Census numbers to show that Hispanics have eclipsed Blacks as the largest racial minority are misleading because Hispanics are not a race......
  • Healthcare Gap--and Perceptions of it-Divides Blacks and Whites

    NEW YORK (NNPA)—Not only are there racial and ethnic disparities in the United States healthcare system, African-Americans and Whites widely differ in their perception of the problem, a recently-released study concludes....
  • Minneapolis Snow Emergency

    Minneapolis Declares Snow Emergency Monday, Feb. 3, 2003Snow Emergency Parking Rules:Today. Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 9 p.m. to 8 a.m....
  • Finding fathers

    Antwone Fisher met with African American students and elders last Wednesday at Lucille’s Kitchen in a special taping of Conversations with Al McFarlane. ...
  • Young men discover Antwone Fisher

    Over 300 Minneapolis African American young men attended the movie “Antwone Fisher” at the Mall of America on Thursday, Jan.23, 2003 at a special private showing that was organized......
  • Elders demonstrate genius, connectedness

    The role of art and culture was explored at the January 27 “Conversations With Al McFarlane - The Public Policy Forums @ Lucille’s Kitchen.” Forum guests were artist Charles Caldwell; saxophonist Morris Wilson; puppeteer Elisha Whittington; gallery ...

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