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Most Mpls workforce hiring goals currently unmet

Most Mpls workforce hiring goals currently unmet

Jul. 31 |       By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer     The City of Minneapolis’ workforce goals for construction projects involving City funds are 32 percent minority and six percent female. However, according to the latest monthly...

Keith’s long reverie of romance ends when Lesli pops the big question

Keith’s long reverie of romance ends when Lesli pops the big question

Jul. 31 |       At length, Lesli had made the transition from L.A. to NYC in fairly fine shape, getting her legs beneath her once she’d decided to accept the gig running the research library at the American Museum of Natural History. Her next...

Legendary guitarist still going strong with new CD — Self-taught virtuoso has recorded over 30 albums

Legendary guitarist still going strong with new CD — Self-taught virtuoso has recorded over 30 albums

Jul. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Earl Klugh’s 60th birthday is this coming September. As a result he is celebrating with his first solo record since 2006. “A birthday gift to me? I didn’t think of it that way,” admits...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Jul. 31 |     The Music   Emeli Sande Thurs., Aug. 1 • Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-339-7007 or www.hennepintheatredistrict.org • Her album, Our Version of Events, was the biggest-selling album of 2012 in the UK, and The...

Online radio creates new broadcasting opportunities — Hott Radio offers MN social media fans a ‘Black Facebook’

Online radio creates new broadcasting opportunities — Hott Radio offers MN social media fans a ‘Black Facebook’

Jul. 31 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   The more consumers have grown computer friendly, the more bells and whistles manufacturers have come up with to attract users. As a direct consequence, the Internet has loosened corporate America’s...

WNBA joins effort to build Black girls’ self-esteem

WNBA joins effort to build Black girls’ self-esteem

Jul. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Procter & Gamble last week announced a new partnership that solely focuses on Black girls. My Black Is Beautiful was started in 2007...

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

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August 20, 2013: stadium day of judgment — Doug Mann takes on the State of Minnesota

August 20, 2013: stadium day of judgment — Doug Mann takes on the State of Minnesota

Jul. 31 |     “Let’s kill all the lawyers” is a misunderstood quotation from Shakespeare. The character in the play wanted lawyers who would create chaos and unrest so he could become king. The character was referring to killing attorneys and...

Beyond the rhetoric Cry, cry, cry — nothing changes

Beyond the rhetoric Cry, cry, cry — nothing changes

Jul. 31 |     By Harry C. Alford Guest Commentator   In the past there were so many hangings, beatings, shootings and bombings. They went without justice being applied. During the past few decades we have shown national outrage from Emmett Till,...

President Obama should not remain silent on Gabriella Calhoun

President Obama should not remain silent on Gabriella Calhoun

Jul. 31 |     Some things make you want to cry. Just look down at the ground, hang your head and weep rivers, hurt to your heart and soul. What happened to Gabriella Calhoun, all the more because it’s at the tender age of 18, is one such tragedy....
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