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Supporting our own

Supporting our own

Oct. 25 | Community awareness, trust cited as factors in Black business and event success   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   With the African American community being relatively small in Minnesota, it can be challenging for Black business owners and...

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Jul. 2 |   By Peter Rachcleff, Community Voices/Twin Cities Daily Planet   Ansa Akyea, Emily Gunyou Halaas, and Jim Lichtscheidl in Clybourne Park. Photo by Michael Brosilow, courtesy Guthrie Theater. Clybourne Park is a significant play. It...

The Penumbra does it again — Austeen Van shines in SPUNK

The Penumbra does it again — Austeen Van shines in SPUNK

Mar. 27 |     By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The saying that “the more things change the more they remain the same,” can be aptly applied to the Penumbra, which can always be expected to put on top-notch theater. Its production of SPUNK...

Entertainer shares his family’s love with Northside youth

Entertainer shares his family’s love with Northside youth

Oct. 24 |     Dennis Spears, successful local entertainer and beloved mentor to youth on the North Side, attributes much of his life success to a man who loved him unconditionally, taught him patiently, and provided steady examples of good citizenship...

Black wisdom: for our collective prosperity in 2012

Black wisdom: for our collective prosperity in 2012

Dec. 28 | Critical thinking in the Black Independence Movement   “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends,” a lesson from Mary McLeod...

Fairy Godmother brings holiday cheer to Ordway stage

Fairy Godmother brings holiday cheer to Ordway stage

Dec. 21 |   Twin Cities theater mainstay Tonia Hughes on Cinderella’s ‘message of hope’   By Raquel Hayes Contributing Writer   It is extremely gratifying to witness African American performers stepping outside of the expected roles that...