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The Mandela paradox

The Mandela paradox

Dec. 26 |   The passing of Nelson Mandela left many of us with a paradox. The heads of U.S. and European imperialism praise him. The very same governments that helped prop up Apartheid. Oh yes they indeed did, just check the records of how many corporations...

Nelson Mandela symbolizes the essence of a human rights fighter

Nelson Mandela symbolizes the essence of a human rights fighter

Dec. 11 |               By Luke Tripp Contributing Writer   Nelson Mandela is an authentic historical hero of the highest order. One irony is that his oppressive racist enemies, who now hypocritically praise him at the...

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Dec. 11 | Nelson Mandela, the icon who led the emancipation of South Africa from White minority rule and became South Africa’s first Black president, was both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an emblem of dignity and abstention. Imagine being...

The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

Dec. 11 | By Issa A. Mansaray  Contributing Writer   Nelson Mandela, 95, first Black president of South Africa who fought for the freedom of his people and against apartheid, died at about 8:50 pm local time on Thursday. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, current...

Only Ones are common in the sport of baseball

Only Ones are common in the sport of baseball

Jun. 12 |       Baseball supposedly is the all-American game, but today it looks more like apartheid:  Whites watch a game mainly played by White players, while most of the Blacks at the ballpark are not fans but concession workers. It’s...

The Tutu sisters visit the Twin Cities

The Tutu sisters visit the Twin Cities

May. 1 |     Sharing cross-continental stories of trauma provides a mutual learning experience   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When tragedy strikes, such as the recent Boston Marathon blasts, the people directly affected are “tested,”...

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,...