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More than ever, we need to resurrect  the spiritual teachings of our Ancestors

More than ever, we need to resurrect the spiritual teachings of our Ancestors

Jan. 23 |     “We are in trouble as a People” is a statement that I hear many times over the course of a week from people in the community, both younger and older. I hear stories from children who tell of the painful experience of being isolated...

The power of informational interviews

The power of informational interviews

Jan. 23 |   As a career changer, I can say that I owe much of my career transition success to informational interviewing. An informational interview is a meeting in which a job seeker asks for career and industry advice rather than employment. The job...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights

This week’s Entertainment spotlights

Jan. 23 | Aida Through Sun., Jan. 27,  7:30 pm Pantages Theatre 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. www.hennepintheatretrust.org/ Aida is a contemporary spin on Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera about love and hate, slavery and freedom, war and peace. It stars Austene...

Don’t fall for the ‘deception’: Lack of Blacks on TV still a ‘scandal’

Don’t fall for the ‘deception’: Lack of Blacks on TV still a ‘scandal’

Jan. 23 | Network shows with African American female leads don’t come close to true diversity, experts say     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Meagan Good (Deception) and Kerry Washington (Scandal) are two Black women who are starring in their...

This week’s Editorial Cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial Cartoon, by Ed Fischer

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Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to  legislature

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to legislature

Jan. 23 | It is an unintended but very real sad irony of history that on the birth date of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, the Vikings, the NFL, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) sent its first annual report to the state legislature...

Election fraud: Why it didn’t work this time

Election fraud: Why it didn’t work this time

Jan. 23 | As Inauguration Day for President Barack Obama neared, it was hard not to recall the voter fraud of 2000 and 2004 that outright stole the elections of those for George W. Bush. BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast proved that George’s brother,...

The N-word unchained: Film controversy calls for some education

The N-word unchained: Film controversy calls for some education

Jan. 23 |   By Charles W. Davidson Guest Commentator   By now, movie-goers across the country are embroiled in heavy social media discussions or water-cooler arguments about Quentin Tarantino’s use and Spike Lee’s criticism of said use of the...

Letter to the Editor: Honoring our community leaders

Letter to the Editor: Honoring our community leaders

Jan. 23 |     I am honoring the late Evelyn Eubanks as my local hero. For those of you who never had the opportunity to meet this dedicated leader, you missed out on a great thing.  Evelyn was a tireless activist in the education of our children....

Rooney Rule misnamed — should be called Rooney Ruse

Rooney Rule misnamed — should be called Rooney Ruse

Jan. 23 |   The NFL’s Rooney Rule that mandates teams looking for a new head coach to interview at least one Black candidate today resembles a Peanuts comic strip. Team general managers and owners are like Lucy holding the football, and Black coaches...
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