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Persistent thoughts of Lesli got scary for Keith

Persistent thoughts of Lesli got scary for Keith

May. 22 |     Lola’s pad truly was tripped out. Not surprising, since she, herself, was a trip without luggage. In a warehouse district, tiny joint, studio-like apartment decked out in retro-activist aesthetic — posters of Angela Davis, H....

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

May. 22 |     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...

Terrance Terrell Franklin’s  police-shooting death — Many questions remain unanswered

Terrance Terrell Franklin’s police-shooting death — Many questions remain unanswered

May. 22 |     Terrance Terrell Franklin died at the hands of the Minneapolis police in the basement of a home at 2717 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis at approximately 3:30 pm, Friday, May 10. Questions are being asked about the circumstances of his...

Twin Cities suffers from de facto discrimination

Twin Cities suffers from de facto discrimination

May. 22 |     In the Twin Cities everywhere there are signs that the colorblind and just society that some have tried to convince themselves exists in liberal Minnesota is simply a fallacy. It’s a fallacy that allows all the well-meaning folks to...

Honoring Emil Kapaun should reflect his commitment to nonviolent

Honoring Emil Kapaun should reflect his commitment to nonviolent

May. 22 |     Obama presented the nephew of the Rev. Emil Kapaun with the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for bravery. Rev. Kapaun died at the age of 35 in 1951, after spending six months in captivity during the Korean War. President Obama...

Tom Joyner’s homophobic message to Black community is sad but no surprise

Tom Joyner’s homophobic message to Black community is sad but no surprise

May. 22 |     On May 1, Jason Collins, the 7’-0” center for the Washington Wizards and a former Boston Celtic, came out. His statement — “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay” — made the cover story for the May 6...

Black women hit hard by chemical dependency

Black women hit hard by chemical dependency

May. 22 |   As the weather begins to improve and we plan for all the cookouts, graduations, holidays and birthday parties, one thing that will not be forgotten is the drinks. It would not be a party without them, right? Some of us cannot wait for happy...

Tennis program ‘hooks’ kids into learning useful academic skills

Tennis program ‘hooks’ kids into learning useful academic skills

May. 22 |       One child takes a swing, and the ball hit the net. Another one swings, and the ball sails out of play. Still another takes a swing, and the ball politely touches the court for a hard-fought point. Then the four children rotate...

NBA Final Four:  Spurs and Grizzlies, Heat and Pacers

NBA Final Four: Spurs and Grizzlies, Heat and Pacers

May. 22 |     When the 2013 NBA playoffs began, there were 16 teams positioned to make a run for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Now we are down to the final four — San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. The Western Conference...

Why should I care about high blood pressure?

Why should I care about high blood pressure?

May. 22 |                   J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE                       By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD and J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy,...