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No to the Republicrats and Demicans — And no, I ain’t crazy

No to the Republicrats and Demicans — And no, I ain’t crazy

Oct. 24 |     Malcolm X used to tell a story about how a field slave said, “Let’s run away from here,” but some of the content, satisfied and visionless house slaves responded, “Where can we find a better master [but master nevertheless] than...

Could voter  suppression  win this  election?

Could voter suppression win this election?

Oct. 24 |   By Renee J. Turner Guest Commentator   With the discreet, systemized, and methodical implementation of voter ID and restrictive voting laws pillaging voters of their right to vote, a call to action has not been loud enough. It’s hasn’t...

Most ‘real Americans’ don’t  vote on election day

Most ‘real Americans’ don’t vote on election day

Oct. 24 |     I saw a yard sign in South Minneapolis. It said “Real Americans Vote.” No, this is incorrect. Most real Americans do not vote. Most Native Americans stay home on Election Day, and they are the “real Americans.” When I tell people...

Out-coached Lynx settle for runners-up

Out-coached Lynx settle for runners-up

Oct. 24 |   To win one championship is magical, but it takes more to repeat. I watched Houston win four consecutive WNBA Finals, still a league record, and interviewed each of their Big Three: Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and Tina Thompson, as well as...

Vikings bounce back, beat Cardinals 21-14

Vikings bounce back, beat Cardinals 21-14

Oct. 24 |   Seven games into the 2012 season, the Vikings forged forward with a 21-14 hard-fought win over the Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota is now 5-2 and remained undefeated at home at 4-0. Sunday’s Mall of America Field sellout crowd of 61,068 was...

Minutemen ‘hang in there’ to stay undefeated

Minutemen ‘hang in there’ to stay undefeated

Oct. 24 |   After senior running back ELIJAH CAMPBELLfumbled for the second time in the first four minutes of the Twin City football championship game against Minneapolis Washburn, St. Paul Central Elijah Campbell football coach SCOTT HOWELLspoke softly...

Brushes with history worth noting as WNBA season concludes

Brushes with history worth noting as WNBA season concludes

Oct. 24 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   This 2012 WNBA season is now history. Throughout the league’s 16th season the MSR brushed with several historical “firsts” — persons who did something that hadn’t been done before and, in some cases,...

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Oct. 17 |   By Maya Beecham and Mahmoud El Kati Contributing Writers   Robin Hickman On a late, sunny fall afternoon at a busy café in St. Paul, a woman in her early 30’s talked with a teenage girl she was recently introduced to. The girl’s eyes...

Chicken curry harnesses healing power of spices

Chicken curry harnesses healing power of spices

Oct. 17 |   Is it “chicken curry” or “curry chicken”? While I’ve heard it called both, what really matters is that it’s yummy and healthy, too! A few years ago, I became interested in the healing power of spices, specifically those such as...

Report urges more positive LGBT stories  in Black media

Report urges more positive LGBT stories in Black media

Oct. 17 |   Conclusion of a two-part story   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   LGBT people of color often are seen as “double-outsiders” in their respective communities, says the Opportunity Agenda report on LGBT issues and race released...
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