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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...

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

Sep. 18 | President Barack Obama stands in that shadow   Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of 1930s Great Britain, went to Munich, Germany to seek peace with Hitler. The “ghost” of Chamberlain refers to his miscalculating achieving “peace in...

James Meredith’s A Mission from God goes beyond remembering the past

James Meredith’s A Mission from God goes beyond remembering the past

Aug. 21 | He’ll discuss current concerns during an August 29 visit to Minneapolis A book review  By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Living, breathing Civil Rights Era history is coming to South Minneapolis’ Hosmer Library in the renowned person...

Barack Obama needs to free Marissa Alexander

Barack Obama needs to free Marissa Alexander

Aug. 14 |     The problem is not the Stand Your Ground law. It’s with its application. A cowardly predator like George Zimmerman can hide behind the statute, but, Marissa Alexander got 20 years. This is, as anyone can tell you, because Zimmerman...

Zimmerman trial watch

Zimmerman trial watch

Jul. 24 |           Below is a series of commentaries written by MSR staff writer Charles Hallman exclusively for the MSR Online regarding the George Zimmerman trial. They are being posted several times per week. Charles Hallman welcomes...

As a Black president, Barack Obama is a bust

As a Black president, Barack Obama is a bust

May. 29 |     If Barack Obama isn’t going to have Black issues high among his priorities, what was the point of America making such a big deal out of him being the first Black president? Indeed, why did Black voters turn out in record numbers to...

Keith Ellison deserves his own Fox ‘News’ program

Keith Ellison deserves his own Fox ‘News’ program

Mar. 13 | By Isaac Peterson Guest Commentator  [Editor’s note: The MSR welcomes back its former staff writer with timely observations on Congressman Ellison’s controversial run-in with talk-show host Sean Hannity.]   If you don’t keep up with political...