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Africa is open for business

Africa is open for business

May. 29 | Forum touted benefits of investing in East Africa   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Several African-born persons “pitched” their native lands to Minnesotans at a recent African business forum. Commodities, vegetables and machinery...

Life is cheap

Life is cheap

Oct. 16 | It makes sense to me that the standards for a society are set by people in the highest positions of leadership and responsibility. So when the folks at the top operate in certain ways it can only be assumed it’s out of their perspective or an acceptable...

Crocodile tears for Kenyans just that — crocodile tears

Crocodile tears for Kenyans just that — crocodile tears

Oct. 2 | The mall bombing/attack in Kenya is not just frightening and alarming because of its apparent senselessness. It’s also alarming because it will give an opening to U.S. and European anti-Muslim — and to some extent anti-African — propaganda,...

Restoring the ‘Beloved Community’

Restoring the ‘Beloved Community’

Jul. 24 | How the enslaved African was stripped of his humanity   I want to take a moment to remember with our readers how and when the African was forcefully brought to the Americas; it happened during the 1400s. This time in our existence on earth...

Restoring the ‘Beloved Community

Restoring the ‘Beloved Community

Jul. 17 | The power and wisdom of the African soul   First of a three-part column   How long ago the African came to earth is a different question than how long ago the African came to the shores of the Americas. The first question takes us to the following...

On having to prove one’s self-worth

On having to prove one’s self-worth

Jun. 5 |   Ossie Davis (1917-2005) remembered a Southern sheriff pouring syrup on his head as a child. Davis regarded this incident as pivotal, instilling what he called the “ni***r” effect in his mind: a form, function and reaction of cowardice...

Mother of autistic child fights for equal care

Mother of autistic child fights for equal care

May. 1 | Proposed laws could disadvantage Black and  low-income people   By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   “State legislators want to create two different healthcare policies for kids with autism: one that generously covers the privately...

The struggle continues — Obama is not proof of a post-racial society

The struggle continues — Obama is not proof of a post-racial society

Feb. 6 |     When one compares the 1968 Kerner Commission Report, which chronicled the problems that Black folks were experiencing in just about every walk of life at the time, and the misery index for Black folks today, one finds that the lot of...

‘Study of people’ leads to advising corporations,  hosting talk radio

‘Study of people’ leads to advising corporations, hosting talk radio

Dec. 19 |   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   CulTives & Associates CEO/Founder Verona Mitchell’s success at impacting community is no surprise. It stems from a passion for exploring culture and empowering communication. This passion goes...

Our stories and symbols can restore our authentic Black selves

Our stories and symbols can restore our authentic Black selves

Dec. 19 | Third of a three-part column This is the last in a three-part series focused on the effects that enslavement, cultural uprooting, and geographical and spiritual dispersing have had on our culture — Black culture — and the ways that we relate to...