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Walter Chancellor, Jr.: Music man works to keep jazz alive in Twin Cities

Walter Chancellor, Jr.: Music man works to keep jazz alive in Twin Cities

Nov. 7 | Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, arranger, and music producer Walter Chancellor, Jr. has been prominent in Twin Cities jazz and R&B the past two decades. After constant touring early on, he moved to Minneapolis from Des Moines, Iowa,...

The real immigration story

The real immigration story

Aug. 13 | For nearly 400 years, since 1620, the dark secret of American immigration has been its policies detrimental to Blacks (Black Africans, Black Cubans, Black Caribbeans). Most slaves to North America arrived through the Caribbean. We see this dark secret...

MLB All-Star Game: It’s more  than just a baseball game

MLB All-Star Game: It’s more than just a baseball game

Jul. 17 | Many exciting and interesting events and happenings took place prior to the annual MLB All-Star Game in addition to the midseason game itself, including encounters with lots of interesting folk. Here are just a few:   Mpls Convention Center, July...

The tragedy of guns in the streets

The tragedy of guns in the streets

Jun. 12 | Another senseless death   Maya Angelou passed May 28. She had her finger “on the pulse of morning.” She had her “caged bird” sing a prayer of freedom to rise above the “bitter, twisted lies” people of color must contend with, for,...

Maya Angelou    April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Jun. 8 | How does one pay adequate tribute to the legacy of Maya Angelou, the beloved historic icon and cultural treasure who passed away on May 28? Her enduring presence as an enlightening, empowering beacon to which the hearts and minds of Black women faithfully...

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...