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Race matters in efforts to curb gun violence

Race matters in efforts to curb gun violence

Mar. 20 | Group seeks to ‘reframe’ the debate to address racial disparities   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Leroy Duncan is an organizer with Protect Minnesota, a group of advocates, community leaders, activists and organizers committed...

Proposed St. Cloud Islamic Center arouses racial tensions

Proposed St. Cloud Islamic Center arouses racial tensions

Oct. 23 | By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   The City of St. Cloud is unfriendly to people of color. It is located in Minnesota’s sixth congressional district, which is represented by Michele Bachman, one of the prominent leaders of the Tea Party movement....

Minnesota griot honored by Turning Point

Minnesota griot honored by Turning Point

Feb. 20 | Mahmoud El-Kati talks about race and democracy   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Mahmoud El-Kati. Mention the name and you’ve said it all: icon historian, scholar and griot. And he can talk your ear off. That’s okay. When he’s...

Spielberg’s Lincoln begs the question: Where is Fred?

Spielberg’s Lincoln begs the question: Where is Fred?

Jan. 9 |     By Marc Morial Guest Commentator   “If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder...

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...

Scholars discuss Emancipation Proclamation at University of Minnesota

Scholars discuss Emancipation Proclamation at University of Minnesota

Oct. 11 |   Dr. John Wright (l) Dr. John Wright, Morse-Amoco Distinguished Teaching Professor of Afro-American & African Studies and English at the University of Minnesota, presented his perspective on the preliminary release of the Emancipation...

Fragments of the Ark:  Civil War saga tells of Black soldiers and survivors

Fragments of the Ark: Civil War saga tells of Black soldiers and survivors

Oct. 11 |     Gifted novelist Louise Meriweather followed Daddy Was a Number Runner with Fragments of the Ark (Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster) a fascinating work of “faction” — well-crafted, fictional characters in an exciting tale steeped...