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N. Judge King   May 13, 1936 — May 26, 2014

N. Judge King May 13, 1936 — May 26, 2014

Jun. 8 | N. Judge King, Ph.D., indeed a man for all seasons, succumbed to lung cancer on May 26 following a life and career of 78 years as an educator, entrepreneur, activist, scientist, altruist and more, including building and piloting airplanes. Most of...

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

May. 2 |  Spring break trip field trip encouraged thoughts of college, attending HBCUs   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Over 40 Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) Black high school students, instead of spending spring break on a sunny beach,...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

Oct. 30 |               By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator In 1777, slavery was abolished and with that the slavery codes became stagnant. Slave owners who fought against the abolition of slavery were athirst for a turnabout...

Local chapter of National Black Nurses organizes festive gathering

Local chapter of National Black Nurses organizes festive gathering

Mar. 27 |   Eliminating health disparities high on their agenda   By Robin James Contributing Writer   Stepping into Spring with the “Minnesota Black Nurses Association” was the joyous theme at the organization’s first annual gala on Saturday,...

There’s nothing else quite like  Black college football

There’s nothing else quite like Black college football

Nov. 28 | I’ve attended my share of Gopher football games over the years, but those games are mostly anti-climatic and the home school band painfully plays the same tired old songs. I have yet to see in person a Black college football game, but a good friend...

Local Black scholars screen, critique film on 1963 Children’s Crusade

Local Black scholars screen, critique film on 1963 Children’s Crusade

Oct. 3 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Re-enactments of true events in documentaries are common practice. University of Minnesota professors Rose Brewer and John Wright both were critical of the use of re-enactments in Mighty Times: The Children’s...

From Selma, Alabama to Minneapolis

From Selma, Alabama to Minneapolis

Sep. 20 |   MPS superintendent reflects on voting rights, proposed voter ID amendment   By Alleen Brown Contributing Writer   At a recent anti-voter ID amendment rally, Minneapolis Public Schools Supt. Bernadeia Johnson spoke to the crowd about...