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The Good Wife Works – On happiness and its enemies

The Good Wife Works – On happiness and its enemies

Oct. 9 |   “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” (from a Selby Ave. storefront)   We have the keys to happiness within us: our brain. Sex and exercise, learning and curiosity are the keys. Curiosity and novelty alleviate...

The Good Wife Works – The other woman

The Good Wife Works – The other woman

Aug. 14 |       Tonya (not her real name) didn’t think of herself as a jealous woman. In fact, she remembered that while waiting in a long line and talking to the man next to her, when she wrote down on a slip of paper something the man said,...

The Good Wife Works – Like a good neighbor, Rondo is there

The Good Wife Works – Like a good neighbor, Rondo is there

Jul. 17 | When I moved into the Rondo neighborhood, I ground-truthed, i.e., I walked the streets to learn the lay of the land. On one of these walks a woman, Ms. Ellis, was often on her front porch, and I’d say hello, and we’d whine about the weather. After...

The Good Wife Works – On Whitney Young: our Minnesota national treasure

The Good Wife Works – On Whitney Young: our Minnesota national treasure

May. 8 |     We must deal with ourselves, but you must deal with us, too.”  — Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winner   Seeing The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s fight for civil rights, a documentary film by Bonnie Boswell,...

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...

The Good Wife Works – America in the Age of Obama

The Good Wife Works – America in the Age of Obama

Jan. 30 | In a recent workshop held on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul on the state and condition of America in the age of Obama, it was agreed that our president and the symbol that the presidency represents is its highest compliment, the ultimate...

The Good Wife Works – Gypsies, Jews, Hmong and Blacks — diasporas of the unwanted

The Good Wife Works – Gypsies, Jews, Hmong and Blacks — diasporas of the unwanted

Jan. 9 |   When I was a little girl, people would ask, “What nationality are you?” That is to say, to what tribe do I belong? What is my country of origin? Belonging is tribe, blood and culture, not necessarily territory and certainly not based on...

HealthPartners’ new diversity leader

HealthPartners’ new diversity leader

Nov. 21 |   Tonya Jackman Hampton faces racism, promotes inclusiveness   By Elizabeth Ellis Contributing Writer     This past September, HealthPartners appointed Tonya Jackman Hampton the organization’s new senior director of diversity,...

Mistreatment does not excuse irresponsibility

Mistreatment does not excuse irresponsibility

Nov. 7 | My Black former husband claimed that his rage was the effect of the hostile conditions of his environment and was, therefore, qualified; bona fide. He said, “Blacks are born victims!” In trying to comprehend his world, I read and I pondered: Will...

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie  discusses the voter ID amendment

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie discusses the voter ID amendment

Oct. 24 |     By Elizabeth Ellis Contributing Writer   On October 19, from 7:30-9 am at Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, by invitation of City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, discussed the...