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Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Jan. 30 |     It isn’t often a figure from African America history is still around once his or her accomplishments finally are celebrated. A spectacular exception, of course, is President Barack Obama. Not nearly as famous but nonetheless a hallmark...

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

North Carolina NAACP statement on pardon of Wilmington 10

North Carolina NAACP statement on pardon of Wilmington 10

Jan. 9 |     Today the spirit of justice was awakened in the capital of North Carolina. Governor Beverly Perdue signed a Pardon of Innocence for nine men and one woman known as The Wilmington 10. These young people were nonviolent protestors fighting...

Letter to the Editor: Why is the superintendent of the MPS silent  on segregation at Richard Green Central?

Letter to the Editor: Why is the superintendent of the MPS silent on segregation at Richard Green Central?

Jan. 2 |   Segregation is happening right in our neighborhood at Richard Green Central Park School. This school is under scrutiny due to the segregation of African American and Latino students. Students are separated and placed into classrooms based upon...

‘No Black talent on the air’

‘No Black talent on the air’

Dec. 19 | White perspectives dominate local mainstream media   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Black voices are barely heard on local mainstream radio. It’s even worse in local sports radio. “There is no Black talent on the air in the Twin Cities...

Who’s honing Twin Cities’ media focus? Blacks in management still a rarity in local television, radio news

Who’s honing Twin Cities’ media focus? Blacks in management still a rarity in local television, radio news

Dec. 12 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Blacks are barely represented on the air and in management at Twin Cities television and radio stations. The MSRrecently examined four local station websites — WCCO (Channel 4), KSTP (Channel 5), KMSP (Channel...

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Dec. 12 | By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild the American economy. It is true that high unemployment, a weak national infrastructure, the need...

Blacks: demand economic equity

Blacks: demand economic equity

Dec. 5 |   By Marc Morial Guest Commentator     President Obama’s decisive victory in this year’s presidential election signaled a shift in both demographics and attitude in America. While 93 percent of African American voters supported...

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...

Nat’l NAACP president motivates audience to action

Nat’l NAACP president motivates audience to action

Oct. 17 |   Activist makes commitment to help solve problems facing local Blacks By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   National NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous says that Minnesota “is more like Mississippi than it should be.” Having once worked...