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‘Clybourne Park’ is a must see
Aesthetically Speaking

‘Clybourne Park’ is a must see

[caption id="attachment_17671" align="alignleft"]hotbox  dsc1179Photo credit: hotbox[/caption]The biting racial comedy runs at the Guthrie through Aug. 4

Is it just me or are we on the precipice of a racial explosion?

With the 2008 election of President Barack Hussein Obama, many Americans – particularly white Americans – felt we had moved into a post-racial era in this country. But more than a few African-Americans, though elated, were also fearful. I remember hearing several respected elders warn, “it’s going to get worse.” The “it” they spoke of was racism. I hate to say it, but I’m starting to think they were right.

Protesting the verdict
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Protesting the verdict

rally-5551An estimated 3,000 citizens rallied and marched in the streets of downtown Minneapolis to protest the not guilty verdict of the man who killed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.

Tracey Ashley hits the big time
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Tracey Ashley hits the big time

[caption id="attachment_17595" align="alignleft"]tracey-ashley“Wanda Sykes Presents HERLARIOUS” premieres Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 20 from 10-11p.m. ET/PT on OWN Credit: ©Harpo, Inc. Photo by George Burns.[/caption]Tracey Ashley came to Minneapolis as an account executive for a local television station – she left as rising star in stand up comedy.

Clybourne Park’ addresses race through humor
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Clybourne Park’ addresses race through humor

[caption id="attachment_17591" align="alignleft"]4979Shá Cage (Francine), Ansa Akyea (Albert) and Jim Lichtscheidl (Karl) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of “Clybourne Park,” by Bruce Norris. [/caption]Play runs at the Guthrie through Aug. 4

The subject of race has proven to be a difficult and complicated discussion to have, but the Pulitzer Prize winning “Clybourne Park” uses biting humor to address race in America.

Sex offender overload
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Sex offender overload

[caption id="attachment_17528" align="alignleft"]dscf5140Minneapolis City Councilman Don Samuels addresses concerned north Minneapolis residents regarding the high number of sex offenders residing in the area. Photo by Harry Colbert, Jr.[/caption]Concerned residents of neighborhoods in north Minneapolis are calling on state, county and city officials to address the concentration of registered sex offenders in the community. 

It’s cool to be Crunchy
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It’s cool to be Crunchy

crunchy kids1Hipster hip-hoppers, Crunchy Kids provide alternative to swagger rap

In a genre dominated by tales of consumer excess, debauchery, misogyny, excessive drug use and “swag,” the Twin Cities’ Crunchy Kids are offering the antitoxin to the current era of hip-hop.

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