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Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Feb. 19 |             As we approach the wind-down days of Black History Month 2014, it’s refreshing to see other Black contributors besides the usual few names often presented — such as overlooked Black athletes who labored...

Is time the key to healthy families?

Is time the key to healthy families?

Feb. 12 | Rev. Dr. Daniel B. McKizzie of New CreationBaptist Church (l) and Brian KelleyPhoto courtesy of Brian Kelley We often hear about the importance of quality time in relationships. Time is important in development and success within anything we do....

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

“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...

March on Washington – 50 years later

March on Washington – 50 years later

Aug. 22 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. set the stage for the environmental justice movement   I  was not alive August 28, 1963. The March on Washington was held 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and eight years to the date of the lynching...

The Ku Klux Klan in 86 years lynched 3,446 — Abortions accomplish this number in four days

The Ku Klux Klan in 86 years lynched 3,446 — Abortions accomplish this number in four days

May. 29 |     “My name is Dan Zimmerman. Over the last three years I have done a significant amount of research on abortion in Minnesota and its effects on women. The research has revealed frightening things both about abortion and the leading abortion...

Minnesota honors civil rights legend

Minnesota honors civil rights legend

May. 15 |     Juanita Jackson Mitchell helped reestablish Twin Cities NAACP branches     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Juanita Jackson Mitchell (1913-1992) only lived in St. Paul for four years, but her impact during that stint laid...

A healthy me for a healthy you

A healthy me for a healthy you

Mar. 6 | When we speak about health, oftentimes physical health comes to mind first. Physical health is important for everyone to be attentive to. Just as equally, we need to be attentive to our mental and spiritual health as well. As Black folks, we have...

How is Dred Scott connected to MN history?

How is Dred Scott connected to MN history?

Feb. 27 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Many people don’t know that for a time, Dred Scott lived in Fort Snelling, where he met and married his wife, Harriet Robinson. Local community member Frank White and others are working to see this knowledge...

America in the Age of Obama

America in the Age of Obama

Jan. 30 | In a recent workshop held on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul on the state and condition of America in the age of Obama, it was agreed that our president and the symbol that the presidency represents is its highest compliment, the ultimate...