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The Good Wife Works – Pecking orders appear to be a universal human condition

The Good Wife Works – Pecking orders appear to be a universal human condition

Apr. 9 | An unidentified young Black male resident of Frogtown told photographer Wing Young Huie, “It’s not just Black people. I know some Asians, and they got the mentality to kill somebody. It’s like everybody got their own little ‘hood.” Studying...

Gary Cunningham gives back, as his uncle Moe taught him

Gary Cunningham gives back, as his uncle Moe taught him

Mar. 14 | The ‘one story’ of European colonialism informs his work By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Minneapolis-native Gary Cunningham’s career has been long and varied, and his résumé reads like a “Who’s Who” of local government...

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...

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 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...

The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

Dec. 11 | By Issa A. Mansaray  Contributing Writer   Nelson Mandela, 95, first Black president of South Africa who fought for the freedom of his people and against apartheid, died at about 8:50 pm local time on Thursday. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, current...

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

Sep. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Billy CobhamPhoto courtesy of publicist Nancy Balik   According to www.whosampled.com, Billy Cobham’s music has been sampled over 40 times, including two signature songs “Red Baron” (sampled...

Abuse of women an endless source of column material

Abuse of women an endless source of column material

Feb. 6 | When I took this column on, its then-editor made a point to say in a staff meeting, “Don’t repeat yourself.” Dancing on the proverbial dime, I promptly responded, “There won’t be any danger of that.” Not that I’d done a world of research...