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Recently e-published writer ‘digs humanity’ Like Richard Pryor and James Baldwin, Dwight Hobbes speaks his mind

Recently e-published writer ‘digs humanity’ Like Richard Pryor and James Baldwin, Dwight Hobbes speaks his mind

Feb. 14 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Name the subject — any subject — and Dwight Hobbes will have something unique to say about it. After his writing appeared over the years in such publications as Reader’s Digest, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine,...

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Jul. 24 |     Mahmoud El-Kati and Jeffry MartinPhotos by Charles Hallman   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Organizers predict that by the time the “Karamu House,” a monthly forum series which began in June, concludes in December, an...

Karamu House conversations launched to develop new Black narrative

Karamu House conversations launched to develop new Black narrative

Jul. 3 |     By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   The second monthly Karamu House meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 11 at Camphor Memorial Methodist Church, 585 Fuller Ave, St Paul, from 6-8 pm. The event came together...

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Jul. 2 |   By Peter Rachcleff, Community Voices/Twin Cities Daily Planet   Ansa Akyea, Emily Gunyou Halaas, and Jim Lichtscheidl in Clybourne Park. Photo by Michael Brosilow, courtesy Guthrie Theater. Clybourne Park is a significant play. It...

Dred Scott’s story a ‘springboard’ into authentic Black history

Dred Scott’s story a ‘springboard’ into authentic Black history

May. 29 | That in turn can help free both U.S. Whites and Blacks   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   She always knew about them, but Dred and Harriet Scott’s great-great granddaughter says she’s learning more about them every day. Lynne Jackson heads...

MPS revising Black history curriculum

MPS revising Black history curriculum

Feb. 27 |   Mahmoud El-Kati calls for a ‘radical’ change to educating youth     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Following two recent incidents that occurred at Minneapolis high schools — a Black doll hung by the neck from a...

South High food fight gives voice to Somali student’s frustrations

South High food fight gives voice to Somali student’s frustrations

Feb. 27 | One student response to turmoil is to “mix it up” culturally   By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “We don’t feel safe,” said 16-year-old Kowsar Mohamed, a Somali student at South High, during a recent press conference addressing...

Minnesota griot honored by Turning Point

Minnesota griot honored by Turning Point

Feb. 20 | Mahmoud El-Kati talks about race and democracy   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Mahmoud El-Kati. Mention the name and you’ve said it all: icon historian, scholar and griot. And he can talk your ear off. That’s okay. When he’s...

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...

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Oct. 10 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   On Thursday, October 11, between 6:30 and 8:30 pm, the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis will host a unique red-carpet event. Guests will be greeted at the door, and as they arrive their entrance will...