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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...

Hugo Chavez was worthy of respect

Hugo Chavez was worthy of respect

Mar. 21 |     I asked some young Black people recently if they were familiar with Hugo Chavez. Unfortunately they weren’t, but I got their attention when I told them that he was the democratically elected president of Venezuela who had recently...

Living the Single Life

Living the Single Life

Mar. 13 | Look here every week for MSR’s profiles of local men and  women who are, at least for now, unattached and…living the single life. This Week’s Single: Mel Reeves   Age:  ageless (LOL) Profession: Journalist, columnist,  organizer...

Security workers’ strike leads to contract agreement

Security workers’ strike leads to contract agreement

Mar. 6 |     News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   After going on a one-day strike, security officers from SEIU Local 26 came to a contract agreement with local security companies. “We were striking for better healthcare benefits,...

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...

Beware of ‘official’ violence

Beware of ‘official’ violence

Feb. 20 | Government creates ways to punish without due process While much of the talk around violence centers around crazed folks with guns, the events and information that has come out over the last week has added “official” violence by government and...