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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,...

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...

Let us recommit to the HBCU mission of St. Paul’s College

Let us recommit to the HBCU mission of St. Paul’s College

Oct. 9 | By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   This fall, as college campuses open their doors to the bustle of students, one historically Black institution will remain silent. In the old colonial town of Lawrenceville, Va., Saint Paul’s College...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Aug. 28 |     The Music       Eve Sun., Sept. 1, 10 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-332-3742 or epicmpls.com • The Grammy Award winning rapper-songwriter, record producer and actress is touring in support of her fourth studio...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Aug. 22 | The Music   Diana Ross Wed., Aug. 28, 8 pm • Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 1-800-982-2787 or www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org • The legendary Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist named “Female Entertainer of the Century”...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Aug. 14 |     The Music     The Dear Hunter Tour, featuring Homeboy Sandman, Open Mike Eagle, Random aka Mega Ran Fri., Aug. 16, 8 pm • First Avenue & 7th St. Entry, 701 N. 1st Ave., Mpls., 612-338-8388 or http://first-avenue.com •...

Aug. 7 |       The Music   Mary Mary Thurs., Aug. 15, 7:30 pm • Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 1-800-982-2787 or www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org • American contemporary gospel duo, consisting of sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell...

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...

Some Black women crack media’s glass ceiling

Some Black women crack media’s glass ceiling

Apr. 10 |     Josie Thomas optimistic based on her CBS experience     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The number of women in leadership positions virtually has not changed since 2009, says a Women’s Media Center study on females in...

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...