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HealthPartners’ new diversity leader

HealthPartners’ new diversity leader

Nov. 21 |   Tonya Jackman Hampton faces racism, promotes inclusiveness   By Elizabeth Ellis Contributing Writer     This past September, HealthPartners appointed Tonya Jackman Hampton the organization’s new senior director of diversity,...

Activist initiates call to action in MSR — Spike Moss speaks ‘Straight Talk’ to the Black community

Activist initiates call to action in MSR — Spike Moss speaks ‘Straight Talk’ to the Black community

Nov. 21 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Spike Moss has been long known to speak his mind, and now he lends his voice to the MSR as a regular commentator in his column. The longtime community activist says he has a long laundry list of...

Good and bad news: MN Orchestra, new  singer’s debut, Down Beat poll results

Good and bad news: MN Orchestra, new singer’s debut, Down Beat poll results

Nov. 21 |   Planning your holiday entertainment? Wondering about young African American female singers on the rise? Want to get caught up on Down Beat’s Reader’s Poll results? No problem.   MN Orchestra labor dispute bad news for jazz lovers Well,...

This week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

Nov. 21 |    Revelations: Judgment Day    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 23-24, 7 pm & Sun., Nov. 25, 6 pm The O’Shaughnessy 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-6700 or http://oshaughnessy.stkate.edu A gospel stage play about life’s tests, trials, and triumphs,...

A political Ponzi scheme:  The fix was in with 2012 election

A political Ponzi scheme: The fix was in with 2012 election

Nov. 21 |   Shell-shocked Republicans are asking “What happened?” as they lick their wounds and offer recriminations and finger pointing regarding who to blame for losing the election. They are the Bernie Madoff Ponzi-like schemers, losers asking what...

Hurricane Sandy:  Slow response reveals the government’s  priorities

Hurricane Sandy: Slow response reveals the government’s priorities

Nov. 21 |   Our country has a strange way of showing love to its citizens and especially certain segments of the population, especially in times of crisis. In fact, in times of crisis, such as the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast,...

Malawi LGBTQs’ short-lived freedom

Malawi LGBTQs’ short-lived freedom

Nov. 21 |   I’d like to believe that Malawi’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) citizens and tourists had a few days to breathe easier. On November 5, the government issued a moratorium suspending all laws decriminalizing homosexuality....

Hip hop lives

Hip hop lives

Nov. 21 |   By Naomi Gaines Guest Commentator   I have recently seen the Ice-T documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap. First, I did not think I would be able to see it. I am currently incarcerated and per institution policy, inmates are...

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

Nov. 21 |   The latest NCAA graduation rates report shows that overall Division I student-athletes graduate at 80 percent, but the oft-overlooked fact is that Black student-athletes graduate at least 20 percent lower than their White counterparts. Even...