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Brenda Bell Brown: art as  a natural part of everyday life

Brenda Bell Brown: art as a natural part of everyday life

Apr. 4 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Writer, performer and visual artist Brenda Bell Brown, renowned Twin Cities fixture, utilizes the concepts of art and culture as more than an aesthetic pursuit. She successfully realizes them as a community...

Blacks must not play double standards

Blacks must not play double standards

Jan. 15 |             “My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground rule that families are off limits. For that I am sorry.” — MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. So, she is off the hook with the Rev. Jesse Jackson,...

The long walk to freedom ends

The long walk to freedom ends

Dec. 19 | By Farai Diza The AfricaPaper Contributing Writer   QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA — Former South African president Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in his rural home of Qunu on Sunday at a high-profile funeral that attracted dignitaries from all...

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

The other woman

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,...

Democrats being against Republican policies — Allowed wrong argument in favor of Trayvon Martin

Democrats being against Republican policies — Allowed wrong argument in favor of Trayvon Martin

Aug. 14 |     Because of Civil Rights Activists and leaders in the Democrat party the wrong argument was made that could have sent Zimmerman to jail for the rest of his life. I teach the Permit to Carry Gun class in Minnesota. Our team has taken over...

Investigate the racial context  behind  Martin’s death

Investigate the racial context behind Martin’s death

Jul. 24 |   By Jesse Jackson Guest Commentator   If Trayvon Martin were not a young Black male, he would be alive today. Despite the verdict, it’s clear that George Zimmerman would never have confronted a young White man wearing a hoodie. He would,...

No More Excuses

No More Excuses

Jan. 30 | Too many have sacrificed for us to give up now Most of the excuses we make up make it hard for our life on this earth. Everything that really matters we make excuses for: excuses why we won’t go to school, why we don’t listen to our parents, why...