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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...

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

Mar. 18 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   There is no more effective means of communicating than the media, particularly the visual media and especially television, since every home has at least one set. How far, after all, do you...

Much at stake in police investigation of Franklin death

Much at stake in police investigation of Franklin death

Jul. 10 |     In view of stories and commentary published in this newspaper and in other media the past two months concerning the May 10 death of Terrance Franklin at the hands of Minneapolis police, the MSR urges the responsible authorities to immediately...

Family suspects police cover-up in Terrance Franklin shooting

Family suspects police cover-up in Terrance Franklin shooting

Jun. 5 |   Uncle says ‘crazed individual’ profiled in media is not his nephew       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Something happened May 10 after he allegedly was earlier involved in a theft. Exactly what happened in the basement...

Tom Joyner’s homophobic message to Black community is sad but no surprise

Tom Joyner’s homophobic message to Black community is sad but no surprise

May. 22 |     On May 1, Jason Collins, the 7’-0” center for the Washington Wizards and a former Boston Celtic, came out. His statement — “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay” — made the cover story for the May 6...

Givens Foundation selects 2013 featured author

Givens Foundation selects 2013 featured author

Apr. 10 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Black historical fiction writer Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes is this year’s featured author for Givens Black Books 2013. Givens Black Books is a community reading campaign sponsored by the Givens...

When good people essentially do nothing

When good people essentially do nothing

Dec. 12 | Power, politics, and policy and the influence they have over African American people According to Pastor Terrance Jacobs, former director with the Gamaliel Organization who was appointed to Africa, power is the concentration of “organized people...

Local businessman seeks to enliven entrepreneurial spirit

Local businessman seeks to enliven entrepreneurial spirit

Oct. 10 | Solutions to Black unemployment lie in more Blacks buying Black   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Local Black entrepreneur Duane Johnson believes that the issues that vex the Black community, such as unemployment, can be addressed by...

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Oct. 10 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   On Thursday, October 11, between 6:30 and 8:30 pm, the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis will host a unique red-carpet event. Guests will be greeted at the door, and as they arrive their entrance will...

What happened when we got off the bus?

What happened when we got off the bus?

Oct. 10 |   October 16 will mark the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. I remember that day because I stood in support of the beautiful brothers that had sent such a loud message to the world. I remember listening to great speeches,...
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