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Looking at 2013, through real eyes

Looking at 2013, through real eyes

Jan. 3 | We wish to convey to all of our readers and the staff at the Spokesman Recorder all the best for a bright future. Our last column of 2013 ended with “We just celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who proved a Black man can be a success as...

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Jan. 2 | Movie captures the evils of apartheid South Africa   Movie Review By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret...

The Mandela paradox

The Mandela paradox

Dec. 26 |   The passing of Nelson Mandela left many of us with a paradox. The heads of U.S. and European imperialism praise him. The very same governments that helped prop up Apartheid. Oh yes they indeed did, just check the records of how many corporations...

Minneapolis NAACP on the move?

Minneapolis NAACP on the move?

Dec. 26 |   Congratulations to the Rev. Jerry McAfee, newly elected president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP, and to the new board members. This is an auspicious time. We just celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who proved a Black man...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Dec. 26 |           Fight the Freeze With DJ Abilities, Carnage, Duenday, Cannaholics, Niles Miller, and King Fuvi. • Fri., Dec. 27, Doors open at 8 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm • Midwest artists unite to fight poverty and hunger...

The long walk to freedom ends

The long walk to freedom ends

Dec. 19 | By Farai Diza The AfricaPaper Contributing Writer   QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA — Former South African president Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in his rural home of Qunu on Sunday at a high-profile funeral that attracted dignitaries from all...

Nelson Mandela symbolizes the essence of a human rights fighter

Nelson Mandela symbolizes the essence of a human rights fighter

Dec. 11 |               By Luke Tripp Contributing Writer   Nelson Mandela is an authentic historical hero of the highest order. One irony is that his oppressive racist enemies, who now hypocritically praise him at the...

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Dec. 11 | Nelson Mandela, the icon who led the emancipation of South Africa from White minority rule and became South Africa’s first Black president, was both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an emblem of dignity and abstention. Imagine being...

An African Election: a look at Ghana’s 2008  presidential election

An African Election: a look at Ghana’s 2008 presidential election

Oct. 3 |  Producers hope to inspire U.S. Blacks to get out to vote      By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Both political parties are doing almost anything to win this national election. Not the upcoming U.S. presidential election but An African...
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