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Posts tagged with "Michelle Obama"

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,...

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,...

Clearly, Black Americans can succeed at anything

Clearly, Black Americans can succeed at anything

Jun. 12 |     To all of you feeding your children that fib that we are inferior to White people and will never be successful, please stop the madness. I was talking to someone last night who told me the reason we (African Americans) cannot succeed...

The Good Wife Works – On soul food

The Good Wife Works – On soul food

Apr. 17 |       Filmmaker Byron P. Hurt (born 12/31/69) presented his documentary Soul Food Junkies at Macalester College in St. Paul during Black History Month 2013. The film was also shown at the Merriam Park Branch of the St. Paul Public Library...

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Apr. 10 |       A new movie on the life of Jackie Robinson premieres Friday. It has support from people in high places. “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie,” advises First Lady Michelle Obama on the movie 42...

March  should be Black Women’s Month

March should be Black Women’s Month

Mar. 6 |     I guess we should be grateful we got Black History Month. To tell you the truth, I have never been particularly one of the grateful who are happy to have whatever they’re handed. My feeling is, so what? Had y’all told the truth about...

Crutchfield among ‘Top 100 Newsmakers’

Crutchfield among ‘Top 100 Newsmakers’

Feb. 20 | Minnesota doctor Charles E. Crutchfield III has been selected by “The Grio,” a division of NBC News, as one of the “Top 100 Newsmakers Making History in the United States 2013”  for Black History Month. Former honorees  include Michelle...

America’s Black First Family symbolizes rise of African culture

America’s Black First Family symbolizes rise of African culture

Nov. 21 | Hotep (Be at peace, be at rest, be free) In this the second in a three-part series, I want to share another core idea: “SIA” an ancient African teaching that I have had the great honor of having verified in travels to the elders in Africa and...

First Lady calls on America to ‘join forces’ to provide jobs to military spouses

First Lady calls on America to ‘join forces’ to provide jobs to military spouses

Apr. 11 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new private sector commitment to offer jobs for military spouses. During a conference call April 4 with reporters, including the MSR, Mrs. Obama said 11 companies...
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