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Venerable activist Dick Gregory offers words of wisdom

Venerable activist Dick Gregory offers words of wisdom

Dec. 18 | ‘Library of Black radical thought’ shared insights  on sundry topics during his recent visit   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Dick Gregory first started out as a comedian while serving in the military in the mid-1950s and had become one...

NFL’s racist traveling show comes to town

NFL’s racist traveling show comes to town

Nov. 1 | Here they come, to a stadium near you — pro football’s racist traveling show. The National Football League’s shameful example of racial insensitivity will be in town this Sunday. The local pro football team hosts Washington, the franchise founded...

Black and American Indian activists unite against racism

Black and American Indian activists unite against racism

Oct. 29 | Dick Gregory pays a visit to promote Sunday’s march   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   It is expected that an estimated 5,000 persons, including longtime activist Dick Gregory, will march on the University of Minnesota campus stadium this...

Dick Gregory and Clyde Bellecourt  continue as great civil rights warriors

Dick Gregory and Clyde Bellecourt continue as great civil rights warriors

Oct. 17 | Our November 6, 2013 column, “‘Redskins’ controversy heats up again,” opposed the NFL’s use of the NFL Washington team’s racist name and image (the column linking to eight historical points exposing the racist origin, racist nature and...

Brenda Bell Brown: art as  a natural part of everyday life

Brenda Bell Brown: art as a natural part of everyday life

Apr. 4 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Writer, performer and visual artist Brenda Bell Brown, renowned Twin Cities fixture, utilizes the concepts of art and culture as more than an aesthetic pursuit. She successfully realizes them as a community...

The Good Wife Works – On soul food

The Good Wife Works – On soul food

Apr. 17 |       Filmmaker Byron P. Hurt (born 12/31/69) presented his documentary Soul Food Junkies at Macalester College in St. Paul during Black History Month 2013. The film was also shown at the Merriam Park Branch of the St. Paul Public Library...

Shá Cage solo theatrical debut examines the N word through women’s eyes

Shá Cage solo theatrical debut examines the N word through women’s eyes

Mar. 21 |   In Twin Cities spoken word, a field glutted with grandstanding hacks, gifted veteran Shá  Cage is an exception that proves the proverbial rule. Nine out of 10 alleged artists are antagonistic, interminably posturing, self-congratulatory frauds...

Why avoid single mothers?

Why avoid single mothers?

Jan. 2 |   Black men have no business looking down on single sistahs with chirren. Long as I’ve been Black, single moms proved a rule, not an exception. Plenty Black men have been, in fact, raised by a single Black woman, busting her hips, all on her...

Tavis Smiley film a journey of Black men and cultural crossroads — Stand a soul-music-filled road trip through Civil Rights Movement during 2008 Obama campaign

Tavis Smiley film a journey of Black men and cultural crossroads — Stand a soul-music-filled road trip through Civil Rights Movement during 2008 Obama campaign

May. 23 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In 2008, broadcaster Tavis Smiley assembled a cross-generational core group — Dick Gregory, Michael Eric Dyson, brothers Cornel and Cliff West, Eddie Glaude, Jr., two college-age young men and...