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The Good Wife Works – White and Blacks as allies and marriage partners

The Good Wife Works – White and Blacks as allies and marriage partners

Jul. 4 | “The whites and their hatreds are the problem and not us.” — bell hooks, Bone Black   When the U.S. State Department’s former Secretary Dean Rusk’s daughter married a Black man, the Department received a few hundred nasty letters and...

The torch has been passed

The torch has been passed

Jun. 19 | The passing of Chokwe Lumumba, William Worthy, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Elombe Braath, Sam Greenlee and Vincent Harding in the last few months marks a turning of the page for Black people in this country. If you don’t know the history and the...

Amiri Baraka dies at age 79

Amiri Baraka dies at age 79

Jan. 14 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   In 1964, Amiri Baraka (then going by his given name LeRoi Jones) stood the American Theatre on its ear with the wildly controversial, Obie Award-winning drama Dutchman. He never equaled that success again,...

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Jul. 2 |   By Peter Rachcleff, Community Voices/Twin Cities Daily Planet   Ansa Akyea, Emily Gunyou Halaas, and Jim Lichtscheidl in Clybourne Park. Photo by Michael Brosilow, courtesy Guthrie Theater. Clybourne Park is a significant play. It...
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