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Like father, not like son: George Wilcken  Romney vs. W. Mitt Romney

Like father, not like son: George Wilcken Romney vs. W. Mitt Romney

Aug. 22 |     As I watch all of the millions of dollars pour into the negative campaign ads on television on both side of the aisle, I wonder what would happen if both candidates just had a meeting with each other and said, ”Let’s just stop all...

Minneapolis child waits for transplant donor

Minneapolis child waits for transplant donor

Aug. 22 |     Be the Match need Blacks to join their registry         By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The need for African Americans to sign up as organ donors has been promoted through several local and national initiatives....

‘The Wheatley’ reinvents itself as needs evolve

‘The Wheatley’ reinvents itself as needs evolve

Aug. 22 |   Director Milon talks about what holds communities together   By Robin James Contributing Writer   The Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC), also affectionately known as “The Wheatley,” is widely known and respected as a source...

Dave Chappelle sneaked into Twin Cities and left ’em laughing

Dave Chappelle sneaked into Twin Cities and left ’em laughing

Aug. 22 |   Dave Chappelle don’t have a lick of sense. For that matter, Tracey Ashley ain’t wrapped too tight, either. Between them both, August 2 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis was a gas. Tracey Ashley, new to Twin Cities audiences,...

Threads Dance Project director speaks truth to spirit

Threads Dance Project director speaks truth to spirit

Aug. 22 |   She wants audiences to leave iDENTiTY uplifted By Dwight Hobbes   Contributing Writer   You don’t need to be a dance aficionado, or even be particularly fond of the art form, to understand and appreciate where visionary choreographer-dancer...

Top prep prospects

Top prep prospects

Aug. 22 | University of Wisconsin-bound KEELON BROOKINS (Tartan) leads a talented list of top football prospects for the 2012 season. Brookins is ranked among the top corner back prospects in the country according to Scout Minnesota Preps.com. KIERRE RHODES...

Ugly America rears its head with Olympic coverage — Mel Reeves

Ugly America rears its head with Olympic coverage — Mel Reeves

Aug. 21 |   Like referees who bring attention to themselves, the U.S. big-business press, along with the color commentators with their unbalanced, intrusive and unfavorable coverage of African and AfricanAmerican athletes during the London Olympics,brought...

More MPS students to ride city buses

More MPS students to ride city buses

Aug. 16 | District plans to retire all yellow school bus service  for high-schoolers   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Over the next two years, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) plans to replace the yellow school buses serving eligible high school...

Women finally get reentry help targeted to their needs

Women finally get reentry help targeted to their needs

Aug. 16 | A January 2012 Rise! graduation celebration,which occurs five times annually and will includeparticipants in the Reentry Connect programPhoto by Jessica Lehrke   By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer   For adult ex-offenders attempting...

Did Blacks help build MPS’s new Davis Center?

Did Blacks help build MPS’s new Davis Center?

Aug. 15 |               Based on contractors’ numbers, there’s no way to tell By Charles Hallman Staff Writer A final report recently submitted by the company that built the new Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) headquarters,...