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I remember well how my father felt when it came to Father’s Day. On Mother’s Day, everyone goes all out with flowers, tributes, dinners, appreciation; granted, this is well deserved. When it comes to Father’s Day…not so much. On TV shows and in real life, he commented on how Black men are of…

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By Jayce Ellis

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Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World edited by Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura

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Another Mother’s Day has passed. We have biological mothers, mothers by adoption, mother figures, mothers who have gone on to glory, and mothers to our community. In spending time with my mother that day, I was reminded of the Detroit Spinners song “Sadie.” That being said, here’s a reminder…

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By M. Sydnor, Jr.

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My friend and colleague Resmaa Menakem joined me from New York to talk about his new book, The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation's Upheaval and Racial Reckoning.

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I had looked forward to visiting Zimbabwe. But it was a rough trip. Economically, Zimbabwe is in crisis. As a result, everything operates on a cash economy rooted in the U.S. dollar!

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By Latrina Caldwell

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I interviewed a dear friend and elder in our community, Imam Makram El-Amin on last Wednesdays edition of Conversations with Al McFarlane. The interview is available on the Insight News Facebook Page. Imam El-Amin leads Masjid An-Nur, the gold-domed mosque at 1729 Lyndale Avenue in North Min…

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This article was originally published in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian (https://dailycollegian.com/2022/03/black-feminist-work-finds-a-home-at-umass/) and republished with permission from the author. Saliha Bayrak is an assistant news editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.

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By Robert P. Dixon, Jr.

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How to End Toxic Relationships, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Reach God’s Purpose

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David McGee, is the leader of Build Wealth Minnesota. Alfred Babington Johnson, leads the Stairstep Initiative, the Stairstep Foundation, and His Works United, an affiliation of Twin Cities church leaders.

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Mentorship programs focusing on the growth and positive development of African-American males are still somewhat uncommon. With a busy and stressful world around us, having a successful mentoring program for our youth is not only a blessing to the community, but also something to be recogniz…

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Let this sink in – our child poverty rate is higher in the United States than in any other wealthy nation. Nearly 11 million children in the United States live in poverty further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We also know that children of color are disproportionately represented amon…

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Congress just missed one of its best shots at improving health when the Senate failed to advance a bill that would have raised the minimum wage to US$15 an hour. Study after study has linked higher income to better health.

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On May 25, 2020, four Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd. Minnesota, the rest of our country, and the world witnessed the last minutes of Mr. Floyd’s life; Floyd, a father, a son, and, more importantly, a human being, lay with his head pressed into the cement, empty hands bound …

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There are many feelings about what is ahead for the African American community in Minnesota during this time of uncertainty. We’re worried about the high rates of infection and death, like what our brothers and sisters have experienced in Chicago and Detroit. We are concerned there will be l…

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Recently, I had the chance to experience a life-changing event.  That’s right, I had that chance and I’m only13-years-old and in the 8th grade.  What did I do, you may ask?  Well, it was something I had looked forward to since I was five-years-old. 

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Our recent journey to Egypt put us in Cairo during the Coptic Christian New Year celebration. It was as an emotionally stirring time. A large bustling city in the North, Cairo was on high alert with armed guards and military tanks positioned throughout the city.

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Editor’s note: Victor Martinez, a Henry High School student leader a little over a decade ago, shares a lifechanging message of life lessons he learned as he searched for the love of his life. He reveals a framework for getting everything you want out of life and more. Martinez now pastors a…

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When talking about elections, I always say it’s a marathon not a sprint.

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Throughout my life, I have seen great advances in the cause of civil rights. I have been honored to work alongside many other community activists, leaders and elected officials to achieve some of those steps – including passage of Minnesota's landmark anti-discrimination laws in the 1950s an…