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Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

United Theological Seminary seeks more diverse students, faculty

United Theological Seminary seeks more diverse students, faculty

Dec. 12 | MSR speaks with United’s new president, Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes   By Robin James Contributing Writer   The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is currently celebrating 50 years of service. Since July of 2012, Reverend Dr....

When good people essentially do nothing

When good people essentially do nothing

Nov. 14 |     Power, politics, and policy and the influence they have over African American people   Many children win medals for being the fastest runner in their school, yet for two siblings who attended a Crow Wing County school in Minnesota,...

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Oct. 24 |   Ernest Patton, Jr. tells untold story of Nashville’s importance to Civil Rights Movement By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nashville, Tennessee is more known for its country music roots, but the city also has strong roots in the Civil...

Power is in your person

Power is in your person

Oct. 17 |   By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “You know, when we started the farm workers movement, I remember going to many conferences, and people [kept asking] how do we do this?… We had to convince people that they have power. “Of...

What happened when we got off the bus?

What happened when we got off the bus?

Oct. 10 |   October 16 will mark the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. I remember that day because I stood in support of the beautiful brothers that had sent such a loud message to the world. I remember listening to great speeches,...

Marriage amendment divides Black Christians

Marriage amendment divides Black Christians

Sep. 20 |   Local Black clergy on opposite sides express their views   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The issue of same-sex marriage has been a controversial one for Black people, especially after President Barack Obama expressed his opinion on...

Black athlete manifesto:  Can today’s players take a stand for Black consciousness?

Black athlete manifesto: Can today’s players take a stand for Black consciousness?

Mar. 7 |     Are today’s Black athletes that oblivious to their history? Many either don’t know or don’t want to know when Black athletes were consistent targets for the then-and-still-majority-White media. Times, they say, are different now...

We need Black solutions to Black problems – Critical thinking in the Black Independence Movement

We need Black solutions to Black problems – Critical thinking in the Black Independence Movement

Nov. 16 |     “Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within.”            — A. Philip Randolph   Unless you are Herman Cain, you know that the Civil Rights Movement was ignited by young people tired of going through...