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Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Mar. 27 |   Can the new ‘Black agenda’ move the community forward?    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There was nothing new revealed last week during the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) Lobby Day at the State Capitol presenting their Black...

More should be done to honor Kwame McDonald

More should be done to honor Kwame McDonald

Feb. 13 |   Why is it that we Blacks must often wait for the shortest month each year to be honored, to get our accomplishments recognized, to get our heritage respected? Why do we often have to be half-past dead to finally get our bouquets? It took one...

Minister celebrates his 105th birthday — Reverend Smith describes himself as a ‘late bloomer’

Minister celebrates his 105th birthday — Reverend Smith describes himself as a ‘late bloomer’

Jan. 30 |     By Jamal Denman Contributing Writer   On Saturday, January 19, Wayman AME Church in North Minneapolis played host to a glorious event that celebrated the 105th birthday of Reverend Noah Spencer Smith. The church was filled with...

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Jan. 30 |     It isn’t often a figure from African America history is still around once his or her accomplishments finally are celebrated. A spectacular exception, of course, is President Barack Obama. Not nearly as famous but nonetheless a hallmark...

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

Jan. 23 | Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, told nearly 2,000 people attending the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast January 21, “We need to wake up.”  Specifically, she urged the sold-out...

The 252 lost to violence in just five years

The 252 lost to violence in just five years

Jan. 16 | It’s 2013, and we are still working on this issue of crime and violence across the country. However, I did get some feedback on my last article, so let me try to give some clarity again… The savage murders of 20 children is still outrageous and...

Bell ringer helps Salvation Army  stand in the gap for those in need

Bell ringer helps Salvation Army stand in the gap for those in need

Jan. 9 |     This past season, you may have walked by Willie Daniels downtown in either Minneapolis or St. Paul, ringing a Salvation Army bell in one of those Santa get-ups. You’d know if it was him or not. He’d be one of the ones who wasn’t...

Gordon Parks film goes beyond Life photos, Shaft movie  to reveal his life’s work

Gordon Parks film goes beyond Life photos, Shaft movie to reveal his life’s work

Jan. 9 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   To call Gordon Parks (1912-2006) a Renaissance man might be an understatement to those who knew the late photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer. Born the youngest of 15 children in Fort Scott, Kansas,...

Choose your hustle wisely — Self-reliant skills that even a child can learn

Choose your hustle wisely — Self-reliant skills that even a child can learn

Dec. 19 |   In the midst of this struggling economy, many use crime as an outlet for relief. The excuse of “I’m just trying to survive” is hollering out relentlessly as if it justifies the assault on the community, who is also “just trying to survive.” At...

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....