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Forgiveness is the cure for pain of the past

Forgiveness is the cure for pain of the past

Feb. 27 |   On a crisp winter night, my siblings, a few cousins and I were camped out in our living room dimly lit by the Christmas tree lights. Our peaceful slumber was abruptly disturbed when the front door came crashing in. Splintered wood from the...

George Washington and his Black slaves

George Washington and his Black slaves

Feb. 27 |   By Dr. Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   The sanitized image of America is built with a chronological sequence of myths and distortions. The American Revolution is falsely presented as a righteous struggle of American colonists against British...

If Mark Henderson had been White, he’d be alive

If Mark Henderson had been White, he’d be alive

Feb. 27 |   Those in control do an injustice to us all when they do not address the race factor when it comes to the killing of 19-year-old Mark E. Henderson, Jr. by three Woodbury police officers. No one will heal when taking this end-around approach. Let...

Godmother of rock to get her due — Rosetta Tharpe the focus of PBS documentary

Godmother of rock to get her due — Rosetta Tharpe the focus of PBS documentary

Feb. 20 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new documentary that celebrates one of the most influential but largely unknown musicians of the 20th Century, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, premieres later this month on PBS. American Masters opens its 27th...

Black and Single Blues: Keith weighs commitment to the best of the best

Black and Single Blues: Keith weighs commitment to the best of the best

Feb. 20 | When last we left our intrepid hero, he was wondering what the hell good it was doing to stand at the window and watch the street below as he pondered the future of his relationship with Lesli, who was still asleep in his bed. Not much, he decided....

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

Feb. 20 |   Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click...

Will Blacks finally get a fair share of work on this stadium?

Will Blacks finally get a fair share of work on this stadium?

Feb. 20 | Chair of stadium authority raises serious questions about past inclusion   Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), who oversees design and construction of the Vikings’ “People’s Stadium,”...

Beware of ‘official’ violence

Beware of ‘official’ violence

Feb. 20 | Government creates ways to punish without due process While much of the talk around violence centers around crazed folks with guns, the events and information that has come out over the last week has added “official” violence by government and...

Don’t get so bent out of shape you act a fool

Don’t get so bent out of shape you act a fool

Feb. 20 |   ”Don’t Get So Mad,” which Jeffrey Osborne wrote with fellow veteran Michael Sembello and someone named Don Freeman (by the by, there’s a bangin’ live rendition up on You Tube), should be one of the 10 commandments of love. It spells...

Mental illness of gun control: Weapons bans make no sense

Mental illness of gun control: Weapons bans make no sense

Feb. 20 | By Donald Allen Guest Commentator   Never in the history of weapons has a handgun, assault rifle or a sharp blade randomly picked a crowded group of bystanders and killed at will. I think we agree that for an act of senseless murder by weapon,...
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