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Gary Cunningham named Metro State Alumnus of the Year

Gary Cunningham named Metro State Alumnus of the Year

Nov. 22 | In recognition of his strong commitment to serving the Twin Cities community both as a professional and as a volunteer, Metropolitan State University recognized Gary Cunningham as its 2014 Alumnus of the Year at the 2014 Celebrating Service to the...

Election 2014 — Republicans take control of Congress: How?

Election 2014 — Republicans take control of Congress: How?

Nov. 21 | With Republicans taking control of Congress, questions raised in Black America include: Is Barack Obama unpopular because of what he and his administration have done, because of the color of his skin, or both? Democrats say voters voted against their...

Sculptor refuses to be pushed around by racism

Sculptor refuses to be pushed around by racism

Nov. 21 | Local artist’s work displayed ‘from here to Ireland’    By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   St. Paul sculptor Frank Brown describes himself as a “gofer,” someone who “goes for it, who doesn’t sit around waiting for someone...

Graduation Celebration 2015

Graduation Celebration 2015

Nov. 21 |   Spokesman-Recorder Nonprofit 501c3 will host its 20th Annual High School Graduation Celebration at the Hilton Hotel located in Downtown Minneapolis in May of 21st 2015. The theme for this event, “Education and Graduation: It’s a Family...

Beyond the Lights

Beyond the Lights

Nov. 21 | Movie Review By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer It has been a while since I’ve seen and heard a Hollywood production with excellent and spectacular appeal. Beyond the Lights is bound to appeal to the young and the old, Black and White. It’s...

Kiana Marie: Hometown songstress has big-time talent

Kiana Marie: Hometown songstress has big-time talent

Nov. 21 |   Brilliantly gifted vocalist Kiana Marie (www.kianamarie.biz) is fast-tracked for success and comes by it honestly. You could say she was born and bred to the craft, as her family has been part of Twin Cities music for generations. Sitting...

Some things — like White-dominated college sports staff — never seem to change

Some things — like White-dominated college sports staff — never seem to change

Nov. 21 | It’s the same old story when it comes to college sports administration — it’s still a White man’s world. The University of Minnesota’s key leadership positions, along with those of the other 100-plus Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools,...

2014 Elections: Black firsts, a threat to Black and White Democrats

2014 Elections: Black firsts, a threat to Black and White Democrats

Nov. 20 | The November 2014 midterm elections were an historic victory for Black people in the Republican Party. However, as of the time of my column, the NAACP, the so-called pro-Black historians and the White media have been AWOL in the celebration of Black...

How parents can help close the achievement gap

How parents can help close the achievement gap

Nov. 20 | Educator encourages close collaboration between home and school   By Dr. Levette Evans Thomas, Ed.D Contributing Writer   I believe as an educator I can effectively contribute to closing the achievement gap. It is important for parents to believe...

Monk Trumpet Competition brings out the stars

Monk Trumpet Competition brings out the stars

Nov. 20 |             Marquis Hill beat 13 trumpeters to win the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition last Sunday, November 9, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The 27-year-old Hill, of the south side of Chicago,...
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