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Archive for December 12th, 2012

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

Dec. 12 | Home for the Holidays concert  with Kimberly Brown Sun., Dec. 16, 2:30 & 6:30 pm Fine Line Music Cafe 318 First Ave. N., Mpls., 612-338-8100 or www.finelinemusic.com Tickets are $25 for seating and $15 for standing room only; for tickets, go...

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Dec. 12 | ACA advocates predict uninsured Blacks will drop from 20 to eight percent       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Greater United Way held a “community conversation” December 4 at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul on...

Habakkuk Records spotlights emerging gospel artists

Habakkuk Records spotlights emerging gospel artists

Dec. 12 | Label owner creates business plan through divine inspiration By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In today’s up-and-down economy, when music consumers opt for digital downloads rather than purchasing CDs, April Washington’s Habakkuk Records,...

United Theological Seminary seeks more diverse students, faculty

United Theological Seminary seeks more diverse students, faculty

Dec. 12 | MSR speaks with United’s new president, Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes   By Robin James Contributing Writer   The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is currently celebrating 50 years of service. Since July of 2012, Reverend Dr....

MN prison phones: high rates, dropped calls

MN prison phones: high rates, dropped calls

Dec. 12 |   By Tina McCabe Contributing Writer   Shelly Martin handed her cell phone to her nine-year-old niece. On the other end was her father, who had been waiting in line to use the only available phone. They greeted each other and began to talk. Perhaps...

Who’s honing Twin Cities’ media focus? Blacks in management still a rarity in local television, radio news

Who’s honing Twin Cities’ media focus? Blacks in management still a rarity in local television, radio news

Dec. 12 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Blacks are barely represented on the air and in management at Twin Cities television and radio stations. The MSRrecently examined four local station websites — WCCO (Channel 4), KSTP (Channel 5), KMSP (Channel...

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fisher

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fisher

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Minnesota: land of underused though highly skilled Black quarterbacks

Minnesota: land of underused though highly skilled Black quarterbacks

Dec. 12 | There’s too much emphasis on White and not enough on win    The elephant in the middle of the sports living room is back: another round of a decreasing number of Black quarterbacks (irrespective of RGIII, the phenomenal Black quarterback...

Top issues for Blacks  this legislative session

Top issues for Blacks this legislative session

Dec. 12 |   There are going to be a lot of issues on the table in the 2013 legislative session, and this columnist is going to be involved in and writing about issues that have a direct impact on the Black community. With regards to the issue of felons’...

Letter to the Editor: Spike Moss:  a true hero

Letter to the Editor: Spike Moss: a true hero

Dec. 12 |   I came to Minnesota when I was 16 years old. I am now 50. Spike Moss was in charge of the WAY when I was a teenager. While he never seeks accolades, I think it is important that people know that Spike Moss was instrumental in saving so many...