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Archive for October, 2012

Living, surviving, and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving, and thriving with a disability

Oct. 17 |      Living (the early years)    I am in the middle of my fifth decade of life. I acquired my disability at the age of two and one half years old. Living with a disability is a mighty challenge for anyone. My disability happened early...

Food as a weapon: Welcome to a ‘new age of food justice’

Food as a weapon: Welcome to a ‘new age of food justice’

Oct. 17 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Kwasi Nate Russell has studied the corridor on Minneapolis’ North Side from West Broadway Avenue, starting at Washington Avenue and east toward Girard Avenue, and discovered nearly 20 “major and minor fast-food/...

Black women: Reclaim your sacredness as containers for the spirit of our people

Black women: Reclaim your sacredness as containers for the spirit of our people

Oct. 17 |   First of a three part column   In my last article, I highlighted culture as a resource for healing, building, and creating financial prosperity among African American people. The central message expressed was the importance of a return to...

Nat’l NAACP president motivates audience to action

Nat’l NAACP president motivates audience to action

Oct. 17 |   Activist makes commitment to help solve problems facing local Blacks By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   National NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous says that Minnesota “is more like Mississippi than it should be.” Having once worked...

Penumbra Theatre Co. flips the script  to meet economic challenge

Penumbra Theatre Co. flips the script to meet economic challenge

Oct. 17 |   Financial state result of administration’s failure to watch cash flow   By James L. Stroud, Jr. Contributing Writer   Penumbra Theatre Company (PTC), one of the nation’s largest African American theaters, has suspended its programming...

A conversation with  Maya Angelou

A conversation with Maya Angelou

Oct. 17 | Renaissance woman speaks on Tyler Perry, Obama and ‘the sweet language’ By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Maya Angelou is a renowned “renaissance woman” who as a teenager became San Francisco’s first Black...

Light rail construction poses threat to surrounding businesses

Light rail construction poses threat to surrounding businesses

Oct. 17 | Black-owned club struggles to stay open while losing customers   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Progress at what cost? Metro Transit’s impeding connection of the Twin Cities through light rail, all things being equal, is a step...

This week’s entertainment spotlights

This week’s entertainment spotlights

Oct. 17 |   Acoustic Africa: Dobet Gnahoré, Manu Gallo and Kareyce Fotso   Sun,, Oct. 21, 7 and 9 pm Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com Acoustic Africa 2012 focuses on the richness of the...

Black girl speaks: a play and artistic movement

Black girl speaks: a play and artistic movement

Oct. 17 |       Talitha V. Anyabwele’s Black Girl Speaks, makes its area premiere, launching the 2012-13 national tour, at a most appropriate venue, North Minneapolis’ Capri Theater. After all, where better to honor African American women...

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

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