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Lesli drops some bombs

Lesli drops some bombs

Sep. 17 | “You’re not going to stay so Keith can meet Louise?” Everyone was in the kitchen, finishing breakfast. Mari and Keith topped theirs off with glasses of Alka-Seltzer. “Next time, Mom. I’m going into the job this afternoon and he’s…” She...

Treating Black men means healing Black women

Treating Black men means healing Black women

Sep. 12 | Black Men Healing Conference focuses on sexual exploitation   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer There are a great many programs and projects to aid Black women and improve life for Black youth, aimed at empowering socially embattled sistahs to...

Keith stays the night

Keith stays the night

Sep. 10 | Keith hadn’t expected an invitation to stay the night. But Mari would hear of nothing else. So, here he sat, lounging in a robe and trunks borrowed from his father-in-law-to-be and nursing a beer, toking on a joint, watching his woman climb up...

Tired of long-term plans to close the achievement gap?

Tired of long-term plans to close the achievement gap?

Sep. 5 | SkyLearn promises ‘significant improvements’   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Minnesota’s educational disparity isn’t just a gap, it’s a chasm. Unless you’re stupid enough to believe all those children of color are that dumb,...

Hank and Keith reach an understanding

Hank and Keith reach an understanding

Sep. 3 | By the time dinner was done with, everybody was feeling pretty nice. Which is when Mari decided to turn dinner into pool party. “Keith, darling? You didn’t happen to pack a pair of swimming trunks?” “So happens I did not.” “Henry?” “I...

Zsame serenades parents at Wenso Ashby’s CD release

Zsame serenades parents at Wenso Ashby’s CD release

Aug. 27 | The evening doesn’t get off to a promising start at Else Warehouse for pianist/producer/composer Wenso Ashby’s The Rebirth: Mind, Body & Soul release event and listening party. Not having seen Ashby in ages, I eagerly reach to shake his hand....

The diners hold forth

The diners hold forth

Aug. 27 | Hank snatched up a cloth and began wiping the glass table down. “Would you start putting those burgers on the platter while they’re still edible?” “Sure thing.” “So, what’s my daughter got against Helen St. James? I saw the woman...

Keith survives round one

Keith survives round one

Aug. 20 | With Lesli’s mother Mari eyeballing him, Keith somehow summoned the nerve to stare right back. She pressed, “Aren’t you going to tell me how much you love her?” She took a tiny sip of her bourbon. “How much she means to you?” Keith...

Undersea world comes to life on Chanhassen stage

Undersea world comes to life on Chanhassen stage

Aug. 19 | Actor Andre Shoals has audience ‘in the palm of his hand’   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Disney has a long track record of entertaining kids and hasn’t done a bad job of holding adults’ attention either, especially with its...

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Aug. 14 | Keith was in the backyard with Leslie getting acquainted with her father when they heard, “God damn it!” come from the kitchen. “Son of a —!” Lesli went in to see what was wrong. Hank said to Keith, conspiratorially, “Vocabulary like...