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Mint Condition: New CD an improvement, but not a return to glory days

Mint Condition: New CD an improvement, but not a return to glory days

Sep. 26 | Music @ the Speed of Life is an improvement on 2008’s E-Life, a static, paint-by-number disappointment from a band renowned for fresh, even innovative fare. But, not by much. With hints of Guy, Earth Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang, Stokely...

Black lawmakers almost killed Title IX

Black lawmakers almost killed Title IX

Sep. 26 | Landmark bill caught in race vs. gender  equity wrangling   Long before Title IX, Black females have been participants in sport. “There [always] has been a strong African American women presence in sport,” notes Ohio State Sport Humanities...

College baseball player aspires to be a major leaguer

College baseball player aspires to be a major leaguer

Sep. 26 | As young African American males think about playing professional sports, primarily football and basketball, there is a sport out there that is just as lucrative as those, but not very many Black males play — it’s baseball. Adrian Turner, a transplant...

Redistribution needed when the rich reap what the poor sow

Redistribution needed when the rich reap what the poor sow

Sep. 26 | “I know there are some who believe that if you simply take from some and give to others, then we’ll all be better off. It’s known as redistribution. It’s never been a characteristic of America… I believe the way to lift people and help people...

Where is the equity plan for the Viking Stadium?

Where is the equity plan for the Viking Stadium?

Sep. 26 |               The Minneapolis City Council passed a binding resolution May 10, 2012, directing the Civil Rights Department to report to the June council meeting: “1) Master agreement details, including stadium...

The McKnight Foundation awards recipients for community service

The McKnight Foundation awards recipients for community service

Sep. 26 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Gino Nelson with wife Staceyand sons Najee (middle) and RajaPhotos by Charles Hallman Gada Roba of Minneapolis, Gino Nelson of Lakeville and Ibrahim Hussein of Owatonna were among six Minnesotans recently honored...

African American lupus ambassador shares her personal battle

African American lupus ambassador shares her personal battle

Sep. 26 | Fifty-nine percent of Americans have limited knowledge about lupus and its destructive impact, yet one in every 200 individuals is estimated to live with lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune condition that is invisible to others but can cause extreme fatigue,...

Local food broker brings global food to Twin Cities

Local food broker brings global food to Twin Cities

Sep. 26 | African, African American and Caribbean foods now available at Cub   By James L. Stroud, Jr. Contributing Writer   According to an agreement between Cub Foods and Minnesota-based Global African Foods, Inc. (GAF), food items familiar to...

Conference brings Black environmental thought to Twin Cities

Conference brings Black environmental thought to Twin Cities

Sep. 26 | Everyday Black folks missing from the eco-dialogue By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Tuskegee University hosted the first-ever Black Environmental Thought (BET) conference in 2007. The University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Center hosted...

Five million people of color made voting history in 2008

Five million people of color made voting history in 2008

Sep. 26 | Will voting trend continue in 2012? By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) approximately five million more voters, including Blacks, Latinos and Asians, went to the polls in the historic 2008...
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