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Brenda Bell Brown: art as  a natural part of everyday life

Brenda Bell Brown: art as a natural part of everyday life

Apr. 4 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Writer, performer and visual artist Brenda Bell Brown, renowned Twin Cities fixture, utilizes the concepts of art and culture as more than an aesthetic pursuit. She successfully realizes them as a community...

Greater diversity unlikely in post-Borton Gopher women’s basketball

Greater diversity unlikely in post-Borton Gopher women’s basketball

Apr. 3 |     Thus far, Gopher AD Norwood Teague is two-for-two in firing coaches in consecutive years. He fired Pam Borton as the school’s women’s basketball coach, seemingly less than 24 hours after her last game last week. She got the ziggy...

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

Jan. 17 | Ellison’s bio a cutting-edge tale of resisting bias religious and racial   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Unequivocally a singular success, Congressional Rep. Keith Ellison is one of the more fascinating figures in contemporary politics...

Black lawyers foundation announces annual Scholarship Gala

Black lawyers foundation announces annual Scholarship Gala

Oct. 23 | On November 9, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Foundation will once again host its annual Scholarship Gala. Each year the Scholarship Gala raises money to provide educational scholarships to deserving law school students of color...

James Meredith’s A Mission from God goes beyond remembering the past

James Meredith’s A Mission from God goes beyond remembering the past

Aug. 21 | He’ll discuss current concerns during an August 29 visit to Minneapolis A book review  By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Living, breathing Civil Rights Era history is coming to South Minneapolis’ Hosmer Library in the renowned person...

Vikings lean on  Peterson in 21-14 win

Vikings lean on Peterson in 21-14 win

Dec. 12 |   The Vikings ended a two-game losing streak with 21-14 win over Chicago before 64,134 fans at Mall of America Field Sunday while the first winter storm of 2012 was pounding the area with as much as a foot of snow on the Metrodome roof. The great...

Betty Ellison-Harpole: Teaching beyond the recipe, living outside the box

Betty Ellison-Harpole: Teaching beyond the recipe, living outside the box

Nov. 28 | By Alleen Brown Contributing Writer   Betty Ellison-Harpole moved to the Midwest in the 1950s from segregated Memphis, Tennessee. For 37 years she taught kindergarten through third grade, as one of few African American teachers in Minneapolis...

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Oct. 24 |   Ernest Patton, Jr. tells untold story of Nashville’s importance to Civil Rights Movement By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nashville, Tennessee is more known for its country music roots, but the city also has strong roots in the Civil...