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St. Paul Foundation honors race ambassadors

St. Paul Foundation honors race ambassadors

Apr. 24 | Josie Johnson took on Voter ID   Ellen O’Neill helped spark Duluth racial dialogue By Charles Hallman Staff Writer University of Minnesota Regent Emeriti Dr. Josie Johnson and YWCA of Duluth Executive Director Ellen O’Neill are among the five...

One man’s battle against illiteracy

One man’s battle against illiteracy

Apr. 24 | A. J. Briscoe shares his life-changing lesson on the value of reading   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   The MSR has, of late, had the opportunity to report on education as empowerment with profiles on Carolyn Smallwood and educator-motivational-speaker...

New research exposes Detroit’s pre-Underground Railroad history

New research exposes Detroit’s pre-Underground Railroad history

Apr. 24 | The beleaguered city’s slavery past suggests much about its potential future   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Detroit historically has been known as a key stop in the Underground Railroad, visited by Blacks escaping from slavery in the...

Local media personalities migrate south to warmer climes

Local media personalities migrate south to warmer climes

Apr. 24 | Henry LakeMSR file photo   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Two local radio personalities recently left town, and both are now entertaining audiences in their new locales. Former KMOJ midday host Georgia Ellyse — “Miss Georgia” —...

Rick Ross’ apology just a phony play for sympathy

Rick Ross’ apology just a phony play for sympathy

Apr. 24 |   Hypothetical situation: Rick Ross is hanging out at his favorite water hole. He strikes up a conversation with a guy. They hit it off pretty good and he invites the fella back to his crib to shoot pool, watch the game, whatever. Ross, for...

Detroit is going under and we need to prepare

Detroit is going under and we need to prepare

Apr. 24 | As we move closer to the warm part of the year, six human beings have died or have been murdered here in the great city of Minneapolis as we are just four months into the year 2013. Once again, we have to plead to our young people to not engage in...

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

Apr. 24 |     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...

Fish doesn’t have to be fried to taste good

Fish doesn’t have to be fried to taste good

Apr. 24 |   If you’re a diet-avoider like me, spring usually marks the time for getting creative about cutting down on foods high in fat and shedding excess pounds and inches gained over winter months and the holiday season. Though it’s still too...

After that first night with Lesli, Keith had to admit it: He was in love

After that first night with Lesli, Keith had to admit it: He was in love

Apr. 24 |     Come morning, room service rang at the door. He’d forced his eyes to open, dragged himself out of the bed, staggered across the floor and was about to answer the door before remembering to put his pants on. Snatching one of the complimentary...

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Choices have consequences

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Choices have consequences

Apr. 24 |     A movie review By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   I have to confess that from my perspective Tyler Perry’s movies are simply for pure entertainment and laughs. They are usually too formulaic and too simple, but they usually make...
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