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The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

Nov. 27 |     They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant,...

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Nov. 27 |         By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer “I love the rush of performing on stage, and watching the emotional responses from the crowd,” says Noelle Scaggs the dynamic co-lead singer extraordinaire of Fitz and the Tantrums....

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Cutting food assistance is not just morally wrong — it’s bad economics

Cutting food assistance is not just morally wrong — it’s bad economics

Nov. 27 |   By William Spriggs Guest Commentator   The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (the value of all goods and services in the economy) figures show GDP per person is $53,211. That’s per person, not per family. Those figures also show we annually...

Is President Obama a ‘lame duck’?

Is President Obama a ‘lame duck’?

Nov. 27 | You be the judge   In the last 20 days, discussion on both the left and the right has been about the failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the real name of what both sides call “Obamacare,” long a term of pride for Democrats and one of derision...

Blaming both drivers for fatal cop chase makes no sense

Blaming both drivers for fatal cop chase makes no sense

Nov. 27 | Sgt. Andrew Brumm of the State Patrol Major Crash Reconstruction Unit said he “found nothing in his investigation to indicate that the Minneapolis police officer Joshua Young saw the oncoming motorcyclist Ivan Romero.” So what does this tell...

Putting the ‘Black’ in Black Friday

Putting the ‘Black’ in Black Friday

Nov. 27 | By Ron Daniels Guest Commentator   The Christmas season provides an excellent opportunity for Africans in America to engage in a season of resistance. The corporate retail establishment in this country is heavily dependent upon this season for...

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

Nov. 27 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer     “There were two African American owned co-ops in the Twin Cities,” according to Gary Cunningham, former staff of the old Bryant-Central co-op. Gary’s uncle, Moe Burton, was the energy behind...

An interview with veteran actor Sterling K. Brown

An interview with veteran actor Sterling K. Brown

Nov. 27 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Sterling K. Brown became a thespian back in high school in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation, he went on to Stanford, where he earned a drama degree and later a masters in fine arts from New York University. Brown...

Helen St. James lays down a winner

Helen St. James lays down a winner

Nov. 27 | The guys were hunkered down in the studio lobby munching on sandwiches and chips, sipping beer. Cooling their heels, shooting the breeze. The last time they’d hung with Helen had been her send-off gig several weeks ago at Kenny’s Castaways...