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PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

Nov. 27 |     They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant,...

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Nov. 27 |         By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer “I love the rush of performing on stage, and watching the emotional responses from the crowd,” says Noelle Scaggs the dynamic co-lead singer extraordinaire of Fitz and the Tantrums....

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Nov. 13 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   “Will the store cause a rise in rents?” one community resident asked during the July public meeting about Seward Community Co-op’s plan to open a store across from Sabathani Community Center....

More Vikings impressions

More Vikings impressions

Sep. 30 |     According to an inside source, I wouldn’t be too far off when I said to them that there were more Black workers than Black fans at Sunday’s Minnesota-Cleveland football game at the Metrodome. A three-year Black female stadium worker...

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

Sep. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Billy CobhamPhoto courtesy of publicist Nancy Balik   According to www.whosampled.com, Billy Cobham’s music has been sampled over 40 times, including two signature songs “Red Baron” (sampled...

Xcel Energy Foundation awards education grant to BDPA youth tech programs

Xcel Energy Foundation awards education grant to BDPA youth tech programs

Sep. 12 |   On behalf of the Xcel Energy Foundation, Marsha Connor, communications consultant-web, Xcel Energy, recently presented a $5,000 educational grant check from the Xcel Energy Foundation to the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Twin Cities...

There’s no love in the gang

There’s no love in the gang

May. 8 |   Summer’s coming soon — time for any conscious or concerned parents to make a decision. Young boys and girls must make a decision, too. There’s no love in street organization or what people call gangs. It’s time to step away, get out...

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Apr. 17 |         By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   Recent research from the University of Minnesota shows what women like Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra have known for decades: Cultural support during pregnancy has a positive impact on birth outcomes...

Share your heritage — cook with your children

Share your heritage — cook with your children

Jan. 30 | Whenever I hear my pre-adolescent daughter say, “Mom, I’m hungry!” I’m reminded of how much things have changed since I was her age. At the risk of sounding like I grew up on Little House on the Prairie, I would like to add that at her age...