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Finding ‘a proper place in our current history’ for the NAACP

Finding ‘a proper place in our current history’ for the NAACP

Mar. 19 | The new faces of the Mpls NAACP MSR’s recent story on the new officers of the Minneapolis Branch of the NAACP (“Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members,” Feb. 27) revealed among other things that women now constitute a majority of the new leadership,...

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...

Multitalented JD Steele keeps pushing the creative envelope

Multitalented JD Steele keeps pushing the creative envelope

Oct. 31 | His latest project: a dance opera score blending Black and Indian genres    By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   JD Steele is, of course, even if you have been hiding under a rock, a household name in Twin Cities’ music and, by extension,...

Crocodile tears for Kenyans just that — crocodile tears

Crocodile tears for Kenyans just that — crocodile tears

Oct. 2 | The mall bombing/attack in Kenya is not just frightening and alarming because of its apparent senselessness. It’s also alarming because it will give an opening to U.S. and European anti-Muslim — and to some extent anti-African — propaganda,...

Obama’s African trip showed U.S. ‘commitment’ to the region — Bishop Tutu’s welcome: ‘Your victory is our victory’

Obama’s African trip showed U.S. ‘commitment’ to the region — Bishop Tutu’s welcome: ‘Your victory is our victory’

Jul. 17 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In spite of criticism and skepticism, President Barack Obama’s recent Africa trip has the potential to reap benefits for both this country and the African continent. Prior to the trip,...

Henn. County judge begins a new life chapter

Henn. County judge begins a new life chapter

Nov. 7 | International Leadership Institute unites Minneapolis with sister city in Kenya By Lisa Bryant Contributing Writer   After serving as a trial judge for 21 years in the Hennepin County Fourth Judicial District Court, the Honorable LaJune Thomas...