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America in the Age of Obama

America in the Age of Obama

Jan. 30 | In a recent workshop held on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul on the state and condition of America in the age of Obama, it was agreed that our president and the symbol that the presidency represents is its highest compliment, the ultimate...

Janis Lane-Ewart: Twin Cities’ only Black female station manager

Janis Lane-Ewart: Twin Cities’ only Black female station manager

Nov. 14 | KFAI expands audience though Somali-oriented programming, social media By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Music always has been a part of Janis Lane-Ewart’s life; rhythm and blues was the norm in her home while growing up in Chicago. Although her...

Voting wrongs vs. voting Rights

Voting wrongs vs. voting Rights

Oct. 31 | By Brandon Hill Guest Commentator   In the election of 1788, laws barred poor White men from voting. In the election of 1864, laws blocked former slaves from voting. In the election of 1912, laws barred White women from voting. In the election...

Voter suppression laws cast chill on Black community

Voter suppression laws cast chill on Black community

Oct. 31 |                     By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer   As voter suppression laws continue to be debated in states across the country, members of the African American press and voting rights...

Most ‘real Americans’ don’t  vote on election day

Most ‘real Americans’ don’t vote on election day

Oct. 24 |     I saw a yard sign in South Minneapolis. It said “Real Americans Vote.” No, this is incorrect. Most real Americans do not vote. Most Native Americans stay home on Election Day, and they are the “real Americans.” When I tell people...

Black farmers fight to retain land ownership

Black farmers fight to retain land ownership

Oct. 10 |   Modern-day struggle renews, redefines 40-acers-and-a-mule promise   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Land ownership, which signaled both privilege and power, was a European concept brought to the country. “The way we think about...

Five million people of color made voting history in 2008

Five million people of color made voting history in 2008

Sep. 26 | Will voting trend continue in 2012? By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) approximately five million more voters, including Blacks, Latinos and Asians, went to the polls in the historic 2008...