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The political terrain of anti-Black policing

The political terrain of anti-Black policing

Sep. 11 |   By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator Black bodies have been made to signify criminality, a threat and a menace to society by the American government at all levels. It logically follows that these bodies (male, female, young, and old) will be harshly...

Who is the ‘The Retention Strategy’?

Who is the ‘The Retention Strategy’?

Sep. 11 | Mpls trio create dynamic fashion event   By Julia Toles Contributing Writer   Let’s start with Ashley Johnson, known as “The Face” of Retention Strategy, who comes to Minneapolis by way of Detroit. Born and raised in the Motor City, she...

2014 Selby Ave JazzFest entertainment lineup

2014 Selby Ave JazzFest entertainment lineup

Sep. 11 | Multi-Grammy nominee Harvey Mason to headline 13th annual event   Harvey MasonPhoto courtesyof http://harveymason.com Mychael Wright, founder of the Selby Ave JazzFest and owner of Golden Thyme Coffee Café, recently announced the entertainment lineup...

Bunions can be a big pain in the toe 

Bunions can be a big pain in the toe 

Sep. 11 |  Early care reduces risk of disabling foot problems    This is another “back by popular demand” reprint of a column originally published March 13, 2014. A new “Doctor’s Advice for Your Good Health” column will return next week.  Dear...

Roberto Clemente’s family keeps his legend alive

Roberto Clemente’s family keeps his legend alive

Sep. 11 | The surviving members of the Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson families respectively are regularly introduced as baseball royalty. It’s rightly deserved. “It is recognition of our parents,” says Luis Roberto Clemente, one of Roberto and Vera’s...

Entrepreneur’s story of refugee hardship results in success

Entrepreneur’s story of refugee hardship results in success

Sep. 11 | Immigrant uses family recipe to create Sadia’s Gourmet Sauce By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer Have you ever met someone, and before they even introduced themselves you knew there was something special about them? From the moment they walk into...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Keith stays the night

Keith stays the night

Sep. 10 | Keith hadn’t expected an invitation to stay the night. But Mari would hear of nothing else. So, here he sat, lounging in a robe and trunks borrowed from his father-in-law-to-be and nursing a beer, toking on a joint, watching his woman climb up...

Meet Minnesota’s first Black National Guard brigadier general

Meet Minnesota’s first Black National Guard brigadier general

Sep. 10 | Brigadier General David Hamlar Jr. Col. David Hamlar Jr. was promoted to brigadier general on August 18 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Hamlar is the first African American to achieve the rank of brigadier general in the Minnesota National...

Longtime friends from Puerto Rico  reunite on Gopher volleyball team

Longtime friends from Puerto Rico reunite on Gopher volleyball team

Sep. 10 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2014-15 school and sports year, the MSR...