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Archive for November, 2012

Obama wins! Historic second term for the president

Obama wins! Historic second term for the president

Nov. 14 | The 2012 presidential election proves 2008 was not a fluke nor an accident. The 2012 election demonstrates the peril of all-White “dream teams” with mostly White door knockers in the field. When will the Republicans accept “representative democracy”...

The GOP are crybabies

The GOP are crybabies

Nov. 14 | One thing I cannot stand is a bunch of crybabies during defeat. I couldn’t stand it from Democrats when President Bush won, and it’s double standards politics when Republicans create reasons for defeat all over the country related to policy and/or...

A post-election mobilization agenda

A post-election mobilization agenda

Nov. 14 |           By Julianne Malveaux Guest Commentator   Before the president takes the oath of office for a second time, African Americans should mobilize around these issues:   Sequestration Unless the Democrats and...

Book explores, honors powerful African American women

Book explores, honors powerful African American women

Nov. 14 | It doesn’t take a clairvoyant to predict Lakesia D. Johnson’s Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman (Baylor University Press) is headed for sustained popularity. It may take a minute, since college publishers don’t have the...

Royal Comedy Tour: Too-brief sets by the best comics knock standup show off its throne

Royal Comedy Tour: Too-brief sets by the best comics knock standup show off its throne

Nov. 14 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   My people, my people. October 27 at Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theater, the audience of give or take 1,200 arrives in a veritable fashion show of styles ranging Mark CurryPhoto courtesy of wikipedia.org from...

This week’s entertainment spotlights

This week’s entertainment spotlights

Nov. 14 | TU Dance Nov. 16-18 The O’Shaughnessy 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-6700 or http://oshaughnessy.stkate.edu  Founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance combines modern dance, classical ballet, African-based and urban vernacular...

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

Nov. 14 | Cupcakes — this is the insulting term local media often uses to undervalue, underestimate and margainize the Gophers men’s basketball non-conference opponents each season. Former coach Clem Haskins hated such annual references to his early-season...

Peterson proving he’s back in a big way!

Peterson proving he’s back in a big way!

Nov. 14 | Adrian Peterson Last January during the Pro Bowl game in Honolulu, many of the players in the game signed a giant get-well card to Adrian Peterson. Lou Lampson, a buddy to the stars, organized it. He knew Peterson’s dapper was down. It was intended...

U of M hoopsters off to promising start

U of M hoopsters off to promising start

Nov. 14 |               Rachel BanhamPhotos by Sophia Hantzes The 2012-13 college basketball season is now underway. Both Minnesota teams opened their campaigns last week with wins, but it’s way too early to call the season...

Will loss of UROC visionary deter its mission?

Will loss of UROC visionary deter its mission?

Nov. 14 | N. Mpls center continues outreach as its founding leader moves on By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Since discussions with community leaders were first initiated in 2005 and after its doors opened in 2009, the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement...