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Ball-Lacy seeks to launch reality show highlighting Blacks in STEM
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Ball-Lacy seeks to launch reality show highlighting Blacks in STEM

hood-smart-photo ateya-ball-lacyLet’s face it: reality television is not doing Black people any favors.

Often, the prevailing image of Black people in almost every reality show is one of dysfunction, savagery and buffoonery. Seldom are African-Americans shown in a positive light. Even those who have achieved successes prior to television somehow seem cartoonish when shown under the lights of reality TV.

Vieux Carre hopes to connect New Orleans to St. Paul
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Vieux Carre hopes to connect New Orleans to St. Paul

[caption id="attachment_24980" align="alignleft"]1708Vieux Carre general manager, Martina Praidka and owner, Lowell Pickett hope to bring New Orleans to St. Paul with new intimate venue jazz club. Photos by Harry Colbert, Jr. [/caption]St. Paul and New Orleans are connected by the Mississippi River and now a new jazz spot in the saintly city hopes to bring a bit of that “Nawlins” flavor up north.

Newly opened Vieux Carre, 408 St. Peter, is the latest incarnation of Dakota Jazz Club owner, Lowell Pickett. The intimate spot in the lower level of the Hamm Building was once the well-known Artists Quarter. According to Pickett, Vieux Carre pays tribute to both New Orleans and the Artists Quarter.

Minnesota Orchestra appoints Roderick Cox as assistant conductor
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Minnesota Orchestra appoints Roderick Cox as assistant conductor

b6b0773There’s a new face at the Minnesota Orchestra and he stands out for quite a few reasons.

Roderick Cox is the new assistant conductor of the orchestra – a role he took over in June. At just 27 years old, Cox is one of the youngest assistant conductors in the world of a major orchestra. Cox is also one of the few African-American assistant conductors of a major symphony orchestra. The Minnesota Orchestra is considered a Top 10 tier orchestra.

Young Timberwolves showoff in exhibition
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Young Timberwolves showoff in exhibition

[caption id="attachment_24776" align="alignleft"]1695Number one pick, Karl-Anthony Towns (32) boxes out Kyle Barone during a recent scrimmage game at the Target Center.[/caption]Over the past few years there hasn’t been that much excitement surrounding the Timberwolves, but it seems that’s all about to change.

Walker announces upcoming 2015-2016 performing arts season
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Walker announces upcoming 2015-2016 performing arts season

[caption id="attachment_24682" align="alignleft"]philip-bitherCutline: McGuire Theater senior curator of performing arts, Philip Bither, announcing the upcoming shows for the Walker Art Center’s 2015 – 2016 performing arts season. [/caption]The Walker Art Center recently announced its schedule for the upcoming performing arts season.

Eclectic may be the best word to describe the 25-show season, with performances ranging from the quirky to the sublime. The season includes an intriguing production in association with the Givens Foundation for African American Literature.

The reaction in Minnesota
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The reaction in Minnesota

[caption id="attachment_24635" align="alignleft"]dylan-roof-copySuspect Dylann Roof (Credit: Charleston County Sheriff)[/caption]Nine souls have been laid to rest as the nation still grapples with the many issues and questions surrounding the June 17 massacre inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in South Carolina.

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