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We owe our fellow workers a living wage

We owe our fellow workers a living wage

Apr. 18 | Several weeks ago I was granted the enormous privilege to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as the guest of Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum. My invitation to this hallmark event was accorded to me through no distinction...

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

Mar. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Reportedly Barack Obama’s approval rating in Minnesota is at its lowest since he became president over five years ago. But based on the loud, enthusiastic reception he received last week during a stop in St....

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Mar. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Is Black History Month still relevant? A mix of Black folk from the “young, and young at heart” assembled at Sirius XM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and discussed this topic early February. USA...

President Obama visits St. Paul

President Obama visits St. Paul

Feb. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer President Barack Obama, in St. Paul on Wednesday, reiterated his vow he made earlier in his State of the Union address in January that he will take action when needed if Congress won’t. President...

Black History Month: now more than ever

Black History Month: now more than ever

Feb. 19 |             By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.”...

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Jan. 29 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer Matt Little is gone, leaving a legendary legacy. He was widely renowned and will be well remembered as a Civil Rights Era icon who held a soul-deep commitment to empowering the African American community....

Over 40 years ago King pointed out the “illusion of the damned”

Over 40 years ago King pointed out the “illusion of the damned”

Jan. 15 |   America’s survival rests on undoing the exploitation of Black people     “When I speak of integration, I don’t mean a romantic mixing of colors. I mean a real sharing of power and responsibility. We will eventually achieve this,...

The long walk to freedom ends

The long walk to freedom ends

Dec. 19 | By Farai Diza The AfricaPaper Contributing Writer   QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA — Former South African president Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in his rural home of Qunu on Sunday at a high-profile funeral that attracted dignitaries from all...

Women take charge at Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Women take charge at Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Nov. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Women ruled at this year’s Twin Cities Black Film Festival (TCBFF) as several female produced and directed films and shorts were screened in September. “Anyone who takes the time and the courage to do this,...

New Fed chair must be a proponent of Main Street

New Fed chair must be a proponent of Main Street

Sep. 25 |               By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “The Federal Reserve Chairman is not only one of the most important economic policymakers in America, he or she is one of the most important policymakers...