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Know the difference between devotion and obsession

Know the difference between devotion and obsession

Sep. 27 |   There’s an old, beautifully written song that soul immortal Jerry Butler made famous, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The refrain goes, “Never gonna give you up/no matter how you treat me/Never gonna give you up/So, don’t you think of...

Dealing with that first date

Dealing with that first date

Sep. 26 | First dates: inevitable as death and taxes. Unless, of course, you like living lonely. And don’t come with baloney about you’re perfectly content being single. You’ve made your peace with it, sure, and are comfortable keeping your company. But,...

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Sep. 24 | When Lesli dropped that “Just decided to keep it” bomb, Keith couldn’t believe she hadn’t at least talked with him before making up her mind. And told her so. On the one hand, yes, it’s her body. On the other, that was him in there,...

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...