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Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Jul. 2 |   By Peter Rachcleff, Community Voices/Twin Cities Daily Planet   Ansa Akyea, Emily Gunyou Halaas, and Jim Lichtscheidl in Clybourne Park. Photo by Michael Brosilow, courtesy Guthrie Theater. Clybourne Park is a significant play. It...

A healthy me for a healthy you

A healthy me for a healthy you

Mar. 6 | When we speak about health, oftentimes physical health comes to mind first. Physical health is important for everyone to be attentive to. Just as equally, we need to be attentive to our mental and spiritual health as well. As Black folks, we have...

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...

Wake up!  We’re still invisible!

Wake up! We’re still invisible!

Mar. 28 |     “There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.” – Fannie Lou Hamer   Last night’s “Urban Agenda” radio show was one of those that unfolds as it is in motion, a potpourri...

Women ADVANCE to take the lead

Women ADVANCE to take the lead

Jan. 25 |     A primarily Black Urban Women’s Movement is officially launched   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   On Saturday, January 21, approximately 200 people — overwhelmingly women, predominantly African American, with...

Your turn to  speak up has arrived Critical thinking in the village

Your turn to speak up has arrived Critical thinking in the village

Jan. 25 |     “With the people, for the people, by the people, I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, ’cause that’s what really happens.”  — Fannie Lou Hamer   As we celebrate the life...

Black wisdom: for our collective prosperity in 2012

Black wisdom: for our collective prosperity in 2012

Dec. 28 | Critical thinking in the Black Independence Movement   “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends,” a lesson from Mary McLeod...

Urban women must  stand together for change

Urban women must stand together for change

Dec. 14 |     ”The Master’s tools will never dismantle the Master’s house,” advises feminist Audre Lorde in her famous essay. I was doing some research for an upcoming show that will help us examine the impact of racism on our mental health,...