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Experience the shock-and-awe shoe effect at I Dream of Heels

Experience the shock-and-awe shoe effect at I Dream of Heels

Aug. 15 |     By Robin James Contributing Writer   Do you have a fixation on shoes? If finding the perfect pair of shoes and that absolutely-must-have-it feeling is something you can attest to, then you may have a shoe-buying fetish and this...

Film on 1963 Birmingham Children’s Crusade gets free screening

Film on 1963 Birmingham Children’s Crusade gets free screening

Aug. 15 | By Maya Beecham Contributing Writer   On any given weekday morning in 1963, average schoolchildren stood upright in classrooms, hand over heart, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. It was a customary act. Ironically, the lives of average Black...

Black and Latino seniors most at risk of home foreclosure

Black and Latino seniors most at risk of home foreclosure

Aug. 8 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Over three million Americans age 50 and over are at risk of losing their homes, according to a recent AARP report. Since 2007, the rate of this population in serious mortgage delinquency because they are more...

Hip hop classes nurture creative expression

Hip hop classes nurture creative expression

Aug. 8 |   This summer’s round of Hip Hop, History and the Arts came to a close with “Youth Performance Series (Act 5)” on August 3, 6:30 pm at Watershed High School.Photo by James L. Stroud, Jr. By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Arriving...

Ensuring racial equity in new health care

Ensuring racial equity in new health care

Aug. 8 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Two-thirds of Americans who will be newly eligible for health coverage in 2014 are people of color. Who will ensure that these diverse communities will be fully enrolled in new Affordable Care Act provisions...

Etiquette as a way of life

Etiquette as a way of life

Aug. 8 | Expert on civility teaches jail inmates By Robin James Contributing Writer   As the CEO of your own small business, you need all the help you can get. One locally based African American woman is taking charge by arming Juliet Mitchell herself...

Union election a historic first

Union election a historic first

Aug. 8 | Photo by Lisa Dickerson Lee Saunders’ recent election as president and CEO of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is historic in that he thus becomes the first African American ever to lead one of the largest...

Mark Richie’s own staff proves him wrong  on voter fraud

Mark Richie’s own staff proves him wrong on voter fraud

Aug. 8 | Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (hereinafter “Mark the Shark”) is an outspoken opponent of both the Marriage and Voter ID Constitutional Amendments. For now, let me stick with the Voter ID issue. During my own testimony in favor of Voter ID, being...

Black youth need good educations and jobs, not handholding

Black youth need good educations and jobs, not handholding

Aug. 8 | Barricades, or containment roundups? That seems to be the false choice offered by the City in dealing with the Black community to provide safe streets for Whites. This columnist, however, stands for safe streets for all, Black and White. As we have...

Letter To The Editor: Mpls citizen review of police in jeopardy

Letter To The Editor: Mpls citizen review of police in jeopardy

Aug. 8 | With the proposed City action changing the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority (CRA) ordinance, the City has decided its citizens will not review police misconduct in a meaningful way in Minneapolis. As a citizen of Minneapolis, current board...
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