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Sister Spokesman Honoring Sisters event

Sister Spokesman Honoring Sisters event

Dec. 10 |                 At this month’s Sister Spokesman event held on Saturday, December 6, several women were honored at the Honoring Sisters-themed event. Those honored were, (l-r) Sarah Walker, Christine Free,...

Links Introduce Debutantes

Links Introduce Debutantes

Dec. 6 | The home of Link Wenda Moore was the setting of the Welcome Tea to introduce and honor the young ladies selected to be the 1981 Link Debutantes. The Tea was the first official opening of the Link Debutante season. Each girl was individually introduced...

Come spring, look for Debbie Montgomery Street

Come spring, look for Debbie Montgomery Street

Dec. 5 | St. Paul honors one of its most dedicated citizens   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer After a long career in public life and many achievements and distinctions, St. Paul’s Debbie Montgomery recently racked up another one: having a large...

NPR media critic urges honest talk about race

NPR media critic urges honest talk about race

Dec. 5 | Eric Deggans sees current network TV as ‘a great moment for diversity’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Although diverse casting is now seen in current TV shows such as Black-ish and Scandal, it’s all about profitability for network execs...

Check Out Slaughter, Come Hell or High Water

Check Out Slaughter, Come Hell or High Water

Dec. 4 | Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of 14 thrillers, including “Unseen,” “Criminal,” “Fallen,” “Broken,” “Undone,” “Fractured,” “Beyond Reach,” “Triptych,” “Faithless,”...

After Ferguson: What comes next?

After Ferguson: What comes next?

Dec. 4 | The nature of media coverage is a big part of the answer   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   “What do we do now?” Such questions have been noticeably absent in media coverage in the  aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson,...

Stereotypes thwart aspirations of young Black men

Stereotypes thwart aspirations of young Black men

Nov. 28 | MPS Black Male Achievement director gets some barbershop ‘real truth’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Shahmar Dennis plans to graduate next spring from Roosevelt High School. He also plans to continue his post-secondary education by...

Twin Cities Black preachers unite against biased reporting

Twin Cities Black preachers unite against biased reporting

Nov. 27 | Spiritual leaders voice parishioners’, community’s concerns on media coverage   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The local mainstream media has been “culturally arrogant” in its reporting of prominent Blacks, says a ministers’ group....

Hometown Artist Sold Three Million Records Before Age 20

Hometown Artist Sold Three Million Records Before Age 20

Nov. 27 | From the MSR Legacy Archives As part of our celebration over the next several months of our 80 years of continuous publication, the MSR will be republishing notable stories from our extensive archives of more than  4,000 weekly issues of African...

Activist, former D.C. mayor Marion Barry passes

Activist, former D.C. mayor Marion Barry passes

Nov. 26 | Marion S. Barry, stalwart civil rights activist cum prominent politician, passed away Nov. 23 at age 78 owing to cardiac arrest. Barry, of course, was infamously publicized for his 1990 arrest and subsequent incarceration for drug possession. Like...