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This weekend, it’s jazz-related concerts galore!

This weekend, it’s jazz-related concerts galore!

Apr. 23 | Brooklyn-based ensemble Red Baraat makes its debut at Orchestra Hall on Friday, April 25 at 8 pm. Critics have described their performance as “a shot of pure adrenalin.” Established in 2008, Red Baraat is an eight-piece band from Brooklyn,...

Marlon Wayans continuing family’s comedic legacy

Marlon Wayans continuing family’s comedic legacy

Apr. 9 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   If there’s a Black family of comedic aristocracy, it’s the Wayans of New York. With older brothers Keenen Ivory and Damon, and big sister Kim preceding him, whether it was natural or a mistake for Marlon...

Former professional takes “a massive leap of faith” into music career

Former professional takes “a massive leap of faith” into music career

Jan. 15 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   A Michael Jackson cover makes the United Kingdom top ten hits charts.  A music video of the song was aired on a cable music channel.  The song helped the artist that did the cover earn Grammy...

Let us recommit to the HBCU mission of St. Paul’s College

Let us recommit to the HBCU mission of St. Paul’s College

Oct. 9 | By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   This fall, as college campuses open their doors to the bustle of students, one historically Black institution will remain silent. In the old colonial town of Lawrenceville, Va., Saint Paul’s College...

Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

Sep. 26 | MSR speaks with Minnesota Council on Foundations’ president Trista Harris   By Robin James Contributing Writer   Trista HarrisPhoto courtesy of theMinnesota Council on Foundations Who is Trista Harris? She’s an author, blogger, and self-described...

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Oct. 17 |   By Maya Beecham and Mahmoud El Kati Contributing Writers   Robin Hickman On a late, sunny fall afternoon at a busy café in St. Paul, a woman in her early 30’s talked with a teenage girl she was recently introduced to. The girl’s eyes...
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