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Can we talk? The N-Word has got to go!

Can we talk? The N-Word has got to go!

Mar. 5 | I’ve written hundreds of columns over the years but never about the N-Word. It is a term that makes my temperature rise and my skin boil. First of all, we should not be having this open discussion or debate. But the N-Word won’t go away, primarily...

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Jan. 29 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer Matt Little is gone, leaving a legendary legacy. He was widely renowned and will be well remembered as a Civil Rights Era icon who held a soul-deep commitment to empowering the African American community....

Over 40 years ago King pointed out the “illusion of the damned”

Over 40 years ago King pointed out the “illusion of the damned”

Jan. 15 |   America’s survival rests on undoing the exploitation of Black people     “When I speak of integration, I don’t mean a romantic mixing of colors. I mean a real sharing of power and responsibility. We will eventually achieve this,...

Amiri Baraka dies at age 79

Amiri Baraka dies at age 79

Jan. 14 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   In 1964, Amiri Baraka (then going by his given name LeRoi Jones) stood the American Theatre on its ear with the wildly controversial, Obie Award-winning drama Dutchman. He never equaled that success again,...

A Civil War looming in South Sudan

A Civil War looming in South Sudan

Jan. 8 |             By Bill Fletcher, Jr. Contributing Writer   The escalating crisis in the South Sudan, a country only constituted in 2011, has brought with it growing concerns that a nation-state formed with such hope...

Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone

Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone

Dec. 5 | Activist reveals how he became ‘a force of consequence in America’     A Book Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   One does well to take the endorsements on the dust jacket of Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone with a grain...

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. named 2013 recipient of NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. named 2013 recipient of NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award

Oct. 30 | Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington and the NFL Players Association have selected Minneapolis native Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, as the recipient of its annual joint award. Fitzgerald will receive...

On happiness and its enemies

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...

Lorber and company wow Dakota crowd

Lorber and company wow Dakota crowd

Sep. 18 | Jazz and R&B heavyweights come together for “special show”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last week was the first time I attended a Dakota Jazz Club late show. Several patrons that attended the earlier Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp,...

Black Press still ‘delivering news for and about Blacks’

Black Press still ‘delivering news for and about Blacks’

Sep. 16 | An interview with the national Black newspaper assn. board chair By Kam Williams Contributing Writer   Cloves C. Campbell, Jr., is publisher of the Arizona Informant, a family-owned and operated newspaper that provides an important voice for...