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No More Excuses

No More Excuses

Jan. 30 | Too many have sacrificed for us to give up now Most of the excuses we make up make it hard for our life on this earth. Everything that really matters we make excuses for: excuses why we won’t go to school, why we don’t listen to our parents, why...

Congressional candidates’ radio debate ends in name-calling

Congressional candidates’ radio debate ends in name-calling

Oct. 24 |   Fifth-District rivals differ on debating vs. door-knocking   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   With two weeks remaining before Election Day, have the voters in the Fifth District congressional campaign received enough information...

No to the Republicrats and Demicans — And no, I ain’t crazy

No to the Republicrats and Demicans — And no, I ain’t crazy

Oct. 24 |     Malcolm X used to tell a story about how a field slave said, “Let’s run away from here,” but some of the content, satisfied and visionless house slaves responded, “Where can we find a better master [but master nevertheless] than...

Andrew Young: Public projects (like stadiums) should invest where most needed

Andrew Young: Public projects (like stadiums) should invest where most needed

Jun. 6 |     By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   Former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, as featured keynote speaker at last Thursday’s 2012 Minneapolis Urban League Gala “Picking up the Torch,” offered an example of how a public...

Beauty Exxtreme showcases full figures in fashion

Beauty Exxtreme showcases full figures in fashion

Jun. 6 |       Local company puts plus-size women, big-and-tall men on the runway     By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer   In American media and advertising outlets everywhere, there are images of tall, freakishly thin, fair-skinned...

Met Council committed to minority hiring  on light-rail construction

Met Council committed to minority hiring on light-rail construction

Feb. 15 |     By Wanda Kirkpatrick Guest Commentator   Sixteen years ago, when Gwen Miller told family and friends she was going to be a construction worker, the reaction was, “Are you kidding me?” Miller wasn’t kidding. Her children’s...

Task force prepares for Affordable Care Act provisions

Task force prepares for Affordable Care Act provisions

Feb. 1 |     Group offers recommendations to ensure health disparities are addressed By Charles Hallman Staff Writer One of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major provisions is the creation of insurance exchanges or state-based marketplaces for...