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Mike Tyson calls Mpls ‘the center of the boxing universe’

Mike Tyson calls Mpls ‘the center of the boxing universe’

Jan. 8 | But only for one night     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Once known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was in town last week. The 5’-10” Brooklyn-born Tyson turned pro at age 18 in 1984,...

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

Dec. 24 |   By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Third in a multi-part series   Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) in a scene from John Sayles’ Go For Sisters.(Photo by John Castillo) Yolanda Ross made her lead screen debut in Stranger Inside, a 2001 HBO...

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

Dec. 19 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer Second in a multi-part series Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) takes drastic action in a scene from John Sayles’ GO FOR SISTERS.(Photo by Kevin J. Long) Despite her impressive filmography, LisaGay Hamilton...

LisaGay Hamilton and Yolanda Ross star in new John Sayles thriller

LisaGay Hamilton and Yolanda Ross star in new John Sayles thriller

Dec. 16 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The first of a four-part series that takes a look at Black women in the movie industry   Go For Sisters, a John Sayles movie, made its local debut in Minneapolis December 13 at Landmark Theatres’...

Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

Nov. 20 | The one thing you don’t expect to see in any of the Bible Belt states (where most have amended their constitutions to define marriage between one man and one woman) is an organization promoting polyamory. Last month at Atlanta’s Pride Parade...

Even back in New York, Keith could not escape Lesli’s reach

Even back in New York, Keith could not escape Lesli’s reach

Jun. 26 |   The only thing Keith hated worse than taking off in an airplane was touching back down in one. He’d done this dozens of times but still couldn’t get used to it. As the ground got bigger and drew closer, Keith wondered, every single time,...

Local youth join international poets to hone Brave New Voices

Local youth join international poets to hone Brave New Voices

Feb. 27 |   Tish Jones cultivates next generation of MN spoken word artists     By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer   Almost every practitioner of creative art, regardless of the discipline, will be quick to point out that they are motivated...

Gordon Parks film goes beyond Life photos, Shaft movie  to reveal his life’s work

Gordon Parks film goes beyond Life photos, Shaft movie to reveal his life’s work

Jan. 9 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   To call Gordon Parks (1912-2006) a Renaissance man might be an understatement to those who knew the late photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer. Born the youngest of 15 children in Fort Scott, Kansas,...

Tracey Ashley: Witty comedian brought the heat to local club

Tracey Ashley: Witty comedian brought the heat to local club

Jan. 2 |   There aren’t many things worth going outside for on a December night in the Twin Cities. Comedic ace Tracey Ashley is one. Homegirl truly got skills. This summer, Tracey Ashley opened for Dave Chappelle at the State Theatre and was a hit,...

Local Black scholars screen, critique film on 1963 Children’s Crusade

Local Black scholars screen, critique film on 1963 Children’s Crusade

Oct. 3 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Re-enactments of true events in documentaries are common practice. University of Minnesota professors Rose Brewer and John Wright both were critical of the use of re-enactments in Mighty Times: The Children’s...