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How much do we value Black gay men?

How much do we value Black gay men?

Sep. 4 | By Paul Kawata Guest Commentator   For decades, Bayard Rustin has been one of the least known, yet prolific, contributors to the civil rights movement. Rustin served as the brains behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, managing...

We need a change

We need a change

Aug. 28 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “Dear President Obama . . . Guns are really easy to get and people think they need them to protect themselves, but most times they’re showing off and making more problems and adding...

Get mental illness out of the shadows

Get mental illness out of the shadows

Jul. 24 | President Obama hosted a summit June 3 in which he called for mental illness to come out of the shadows. With the increased concerns about the role of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass violence, questions are being raised about the adequacy...

Being ‘the Only One’ can render one invisible

Being ‘the Only One’ can render one invisible

Jun. 5 |       The little boy in the 1974 movie Claudine told James Earl Jones’ character that he wanted to be invisible. When asked why, the frustrated youngest son of Diahann Carroll’s character simply replied that since his older siblings...

Honoring Emil Kapaun should reflect his commitment to nonviolent

Honoring Emil Kapaun should reflect his commitment to nonviolent

May. 22 |     Obama presented the nephew of the Rev. Emil Kapaun with the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for bravery. Rev. Kapaun died at the age of 35 in 1951, after spending six months in captivity during the Korean War. President Obama...

Judge orders mediation over McGee home foreclosure

Judge orders mediation over McGee home foreclosure

Apr. 10 |       Rep. Ellison joins rally to halt eviction   By Becky Dernbach Contributing Writer     Last week more than 50 community members rallied in support of Rose McGee as she faced off against Fannie Mae in settlement court...

Godfather of Black psychology identifies Black strengths needed to counter harmful impact of mass media

Godfather of Black psychology identifies Black strengths needed to counter harmful impact of mass media

Mar. 6 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Black youth today “have a future of unknown opportunities…and need our support to get there,” said a longtime advocate for youth empowerment at a February 26 Minneapolis Public Schools...

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...

Fiscal cliff most threatening for Blacks, other communities of color

Fiscal cliff most threatening for Blacks, other communities of color

Dec. 19 |   Effects would add more hurt to Great Recession’s impact    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Low- and moderate-income people will immediately be adversely affected if the country plunges over “the fiscal cliff” at the beginning...

United Theological Seminary seeks more diverse students, faculty

United Theological Seminary seeks more diverse students, faculty

Dec. 12 | MSR speaks with United’s new president, Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes   By Robin James Contributing Writer   The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is currently celebrating 50 years of service. Since July of 2012, Reverend Dr....