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Womack the wise man of romance

Womack the wise man of romance

May. 28 | Give it up to Bobby Womack, wise as an owl when it comes to romance. When dealing with a woman, nothing beats common sense. In accord with that Old Chinese Proverb, ”Every woman that look good to you, brotha, — don’t matter how fine the gal...

Returning to an old order after 30 years

Returning to an old order after 30 years

May. 28 | A retreat for Black leaders to plan actions to enable Whites to feel safe What horn will midnight hear? The Calvary bugler sounding retreat from battle? Gabriel’s trumpet leading the Halleluiah chorus? The morning wake-up horn calling retreat...

Questions for Commissioner of Department Of Corrections Tom Roy

Questions for Commissioner of Department Of Corrections Tom Roy

May. 28 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer   1. With over 600 people in the County jails, why haven’t you re-activated Department of Corrections (DOC) policy 106.202 (Good Time) and make it retro-active for everyone that has completed all their mandates...

Why did the Vikings pass on Michael Sam?

Why did the Vikings pass on Michael Sam?

May. 28 | In the third round of the NFL draft, the Vikings took a defensive end out of Oregon State. The Vikings said of him, “He was the best player on our board at the time of the pick.” Best player at playing what — softball? No, college football,...

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

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Dispelling the myths: when you can’t shoot home intruders

Dispelling the myths: when you can’t shoot home intruders

May. 22 | It was in 2013 on Channel 9 news, when this columnist and permit-to-carry-gun instructor advised the public that Byron Smith used excessive force when shooting and killing two teens that broke into his home on a Thanksgiving evening. I remember telling...

Equity in light rail postponed again

Equity in light rail postponed again

May. 22 | The Star Tribune ran stories last week about light rail in the metro area. The real interpretation: purposeful denial, again, of light rail equity for North Minneapolis. Star Tribune reported, May 12, 2014, that African Americans believe North Minneapolis...

Why is there no Malcolm X Day?

Why is there no Malcolm X Day?

May. 22 | It’s unfortunate that Malcolm X doesn’t have a holiday. He clearly is deserving of a holiday. If anyone should have a holiday, it should be him. I have been trying to think about why he hasn’t gotten one, though he has been honored with a stamp....

Military’s ban on nappy hair

Military’s ban on nappy hair

May. 22 | African American female service members comprise the highest percentage of women in the military. And with these sister servicewomen enlisting in the military at higher rates than their White, Asian and Latina sisters to serve and die for our country,...

What we know now…

What we know now…

May. 19 | We’ve learned that to the State, the families of incarcerated men and women are a source of extra taxes for prison budgets   By Sharon Brooks Guest Commentator   It is no secret that a lot of Black people, particularly young Black men but...