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Hot headliners hit the Selby Ave. music festival

Hot headliners hit the Selby Ave. music festival

Aug. 29 |   It is with great pride and pleasure to announce, it’s time to kick back and enjoy one of the best free music festivals in the upper Midwest. I’m talking about the 2012 Selby Ave. JazzFest happening on Saturday, September 8, 11 am — 8...

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

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The rulers’ goal is to put ya’ll back in chains

The rulers’ goal is to put ya’ll back in chains

Aug. 29 |   “He’s going to let the big banks write their own rules, unchain Wall Street. They are going to put ya’ll back in chains,” said Joe Biden in remarks that have stirred controversy. The Obama administration has stuck by and backed Biden’s...

Please publish accurate information on SCSU Black graduation rates

Please publish accurate information on SCSU Black graduation rates

Aug. 29 |     As St. Cloud State approaches the 2012-2013 school year, projections are that the university will continue its trend of welcoming growing numbers of students of color, including Black or African American students. In the last decade,...

Why are so many Black men dying?

Why are so many Black men dying?

Aug. 29 |     By Terry Yzaguirre Guest Commentator   As I arrived at the homicide scene on 21st and Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis on August 18at about 9 am, the crime lab was still working on the bullet holes on the exterior of the home after...

WNBA partnership offers internships, mentoring for Black youth

WNBA partnership offers internships, mentoring for Black youth

Aug. 29 |   But will the Lynx join this national diversity effort?     The WNBA recently has joined forces with 100 Black Men of America to create more mentoring opportunities for Blacks. 100 Black Men was founded in New York City in 1963 and...

Jackie Robinson’s fight against racism: the untold story

Jackie Robinson’s fight against racism: the untold story

Aug. 29 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Jackie Robinson’s legacy and life story has been told and retold over the years, but mostly it has been focused on his historical breaking of baseball’s color line after World War II. “The thing...

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. reaps rewards for giving back

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. reaps rewards for giving back

Aug. 29 | SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Monday, August 27, I’m on the road again doing what I do. This time, I’m not covering a game or sporting event. As many of you know, my oldest son Larry, Jr., NFL star with the Arizona Cardinals, has done many good things on...

Ronnie Laws and Tom Browne: Jazz-funk giants joined forces at Dakota

Ronnie Laws and Tom Browne: Jazz-funk giants joined forces at Dakota

Aug. 23 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   “Always There” (1975) and “Funkin’ for Jamaica” (1979) are legendary songs for Ronnie Laws and Tom Browne, respectively. A member of a musical family — brother Hubert Laws on flute and sisters Eloise...

Youth Development League motivates youth to excellence

Youth Development League motivates youth to excellence

Aug. 22 |   Some people gain inspiration from their childhood difficulties and overcome their environments, subsequently reaching back to help others with similar backgrounds. Such is the case with Joyce Lester, the executive director of the Youth Development...
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