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Why government spying? Because you are the enemy!

Why government spying? Because you are the enemy!

Jun. 26 | The recent revelations that the government is storing all — that’s right, all — of our phone calls and emails and general communication ought to give us all cause to pause. Why would our government want to spy on everyone? Surely it is our...

Terrance Franklin’s death demands justice

Terrance Franklin’s death demands justice

Jun. 12 |     The recent killing of Terrence Franklin by Minneapolis police by shooting him in the back of the head five times and in the back twice fits the pattern of police abuse of their powers. Those of us who have been around or haven’t been...

Speculation runs wild in Franklin shooting case — Without an ‘official’ report, family and friends remain skeptical

Speculation runs wild in Franklin shooting case — Without an ‘official’ report, family and friends remain skeptical

May. 29 |     By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   Terrance Franklin, the 22-year-old who on May 10 was shot and killed in the basement of a South Minneapolis home by police after a pursuit, appeared to have been shot five times in the back of...

Twin Cities suffers from de facto discrimination

Twin Cities suffers from de facto discrimination

May. 22 |     In the Twin Cities everywhere there are signs that the colorblind and just society that some have tried to convince themselves exists in liberal Minnesota is simply a fallacy. It’s a fallacy that allows all the well-meaning folks to...

Bangladesh tragedy reveals the realities of capitalism

Bangladesh tragedy reveals the realities of capitalism

May. 15 |     While we cower and agree to give up more of our hard-earned rights as citizens, the real bogey man the real terror of our lives gets little notice, and that is the system of economic exploitation called capitalism. I realize for a lot...

A skeptical take on the Boston tragedy

A skeptical take on the Boston tragedy

May. 8 |     The tragic bombing that occurred at the Boston Marathon cannot be looked at in only black and white terms. Conspiracy theorists and political hacks are having a heyday with this. I am content with saying I don’t know what exactly happened...

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Choices have consequences

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Choices have consequences

Apr. 24 |     A movie review By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   I have to confess that from my perspective Tyler Perry’s movies are simply for pure entertainment and laughs. They are usually too formulaic and too simple, but they usually make...

Jay-Z and Beyoncé trip to Cuba draws lots of attention

Jay-Z and Beyoncé trip to Cuba draws lots of attention

Apr. 15 |       By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer     After stories about the popular entertainment power duo Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary popped up all over the internet and in just...

Occupy March madness

Occupy March madness

Apr. 3 |     “We are protesting because we believe that institutions of higher learning like FAU have the responsibility to stand up to the systemic racism, corruption and human rights violations that define the prison-for-profit system, and advocate...

The Penumbra does it again — Austeen Van shines in SPUNK

The Penumbra does it again — Austeen Van shines in SPUNK

Mar. 27 |     By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The saying that “the more things change the more they remain the same,” can be aptly applied to the Penumbra, which can always be expected to put on top-notch theater. Its production of SPUNK...