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Palestinians also have the right to defend themselves

Palestinians also have the right to defend themselves

Sep. 14 | The “right to defend yourself” is a bit slippery, a little tricky, because most of the time those with the most lethal violence are the ones left standing, left alive, left with a voice, and they use their voice to write history books, claiming...

SHAPESHIFT: storytelling that combines hip hop with ballet

SHAPESHIFT: storytelling that combines hip hop with ballet

Sep. 14 |   Minneapolis-based SHAPESHIFT DANCE performs “11:11” September 12-14, at the Lab Theater. SHAPESHIFT DANCE is a fresh new hip hop dance company (collective of 17 talented dancers) that creatively fuses hip hop styles to create high-quality...

We are the answer

We are the answer

Sep. 13 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Commentator Reading the article “Another Long Summer” (MSR, July 17, 2014) by Charles Hallman, it seems that everyone has an answer on how to solve the problem of violence in the community. What became very clear...

The emotional toll of growing up Black in America

The emotional toll of growing up Black in America

Sep. 13 | By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on “Advancing Success...

What happened in Ferguson, MO is a bigger issue than race

What happened in Ferguson, MO is a bigger issue than race

Sep. 13 | For many Mike Brown’s death represents the value of young Black men in the U.S.   News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer The MSR sent writer Mel Reeves to Ferguson, Missouri to personally observe and report on the aftermath of unrest there...

Ferguson and Homeland Security: Are they intertwined?

Ferguson and Homeland Security: Are they intertwined?

Sep. 12 | As we watch closely the events in Ferguson and greater St. Louis County, Missouri, we are disturbed to hear Democrats and Republicans say it is somehow related to the threat to America’s national security, as if Ferguson represents the beginning...

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea captures  artist’s experimental performance

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea captures artist’s experimental performance

Sep. 12 | Photo from Story/Time: The Life of an Idea Photo by Paul B Goode Bill T. Jones was born in Bunnell, Florida in 1952 but raised in upstate New York where he would study ballet and modern dance at Binghamton State University. Upon graduating, he embarked...

Do-over opportunities can come up anytime, anyplace

Do-over opportunities can come up anytime, anyplace

Sep. 12 | Over lunch recently with my daughter, her husband, four of my grandchildren and their great grandmother, we spoke about the importance of food and fun. I shared with the great grandmother — whom we now call “GG” — how much I love cooking with...

North prevails in Mpls City Conference football game

North prevails in Mpls City Conference football game

Sep. 12 | A dominating performance by the defense and explosive play by the offense propelled Minneapolis North to a 44-6 City Conference football victory over Southwest last Friday afternoon. Here is a breakdown of the game.   First quarter Wide receiver...

Treating Black men means healing Black women

Treating Black men means healing Black women

Sep. 12 | Black Men Healing Conference focuses on sexual exploitation   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer There are a great many programs and projects to aid Black women and improve life for Black youth, aimed at empowering socially embattled sistahs to...