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  • Ruben Hurricane Carter: My life is a miracle

    I can't get within 100 yards of Denzel Washington - and believe me, I've tried. I have the restraining orders to prove it. But I got about as close as I'm going to get when I sat down with Ruben "The Hurricane" Carter at the M...
  • Daunting documentary details Darfur, Sudan ethnic cleansing

    Daunting documentary details Darfur, Sudan ethnic cleansingWhile the U.S. has seen fit to intervene to save the citizens of Iraq from Saddam Hussein, it's sad to think that nothing is being done about the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Sudan. At last co...
  • Challenge: HIV/AIDS in films without being too preachy?

    By Patrik Ian PolkIt's an obvious thing that HIV is an important subject when you're talking about the Black gay community. I knew it was something I wanted to address in some way. I saw a lack of representation of gay people of color in enterta...
  • University of Minnesota researcher develops an orderly test for spotting brain disorders

    University of Minnesota researcher develops an orderly test for spotting brain disordersPeople with brain disorders like schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, or multiple sclerosis may not be able to tell a doctor what's bothering them. But now their brai...
  • Harvard offers free tuition for students from low income families

    Harvard University announced that from now on, undergraduate students from low-income families would pay no tuition. ...
  • Of Mice and Men at the Park Square Theatre

    "Of Mice and Men" at the Park Square TheatreSaint Paul, MN-On the heels of the 70th anniversary of the play's world premiere on Broadway, Park Square Theatre brings OF MICE AND MEN, John Steinbeck's poignant portrait of the flipside of...
  • Nappily Married by Trisha R. Thomas

    Unless you married the only person you ever dated in your life, chances are you have an ex. So how comfortable are you when you run into Mr. Ex-Husband or Dr. Ex-Boyfriend? Some women can remain friendly with The Ex. Others handle accidental run...
  • Building equity and diversity at U of M

    Under the direction of Vice President and Vice Provost Nancy 'Rusty' Barceló, the Office for Equity and Diversity is responsible for the University of Minnesota's system wide equity and diversity initiatives and programs, and for infus...
  • Farmers awarded $1 billion in race bias class actionLawsuit against city to challenge Minneapolis discrimination

    Pictured: Alva WallerA class-action lawsuit against the government by Black Farmers resulted in nearly $1 billion in cash payments to farmers who were victims of discriminatory lending practices, and withholding of government services routinely provided t...
  • First Person: Telling our own storiesBanker Ken Olson grew up in the neighborhood

    I'm a North Minneapolis native. I grew up in the neighborhood and have many happy memories of my childhood. So when my employer, City-County Federal Credit Union, decided to open a new branch at 1101 West Broadway, I jumped at the chance to become it...
  • Miller faults mayor, Council for NRP program demise

    A major program that allows Minneapolis residents to set priorities for improving their neighborhoods is short of money and mired in controversy as it nears the end of its funding cycle in 2009....
  • Miller faults mayor, Council for NRP program demise: St. Paul schools

    St. Paul has its own system - a network of District Councils - to involve neighborhoods in decisions about development, housing and other programs.It is very different from the group of Minneapolis community organizations that receive Neighborhood Revital...
  • Miller faults mayor, Council for NRP program demise: Community engagement

    Encouraging involvement by minorities is one of the major goals of a community engagement process being developed by the city of Minneapolis....
  • Byrd compares Katrina, I-35 W response

    He said New Orleans fared differently from Minneapolis, comparing the city and nation's response to the collapse of the I-35 bridge this summer, with the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans two winters ago. "New Orleans is a Black city, wi...
  • Open Cities Health Center celebrates 40 years of service

    Open Cities Health Center celebrates 40 years of serviceSt. Paul's Open Cities Health Center, (OCHC) formerly known as Model Cities Health Center, celebrated its 40th Anniversary on October 12th at the Saint Paul Hotel. The banquet event honored the ...
  • Learn your three Ps of your companys 401(k)

    Learn your three Ps of your company's 401(k)Start planning for retirement the day you are hired. Using the "pay yourself first" techniques, try to immediately allocate no less than six percent of your gross salary to a liquid savings accoun...
  • Spend less so you can save more

    Spend less so you can save moreGo green. By switching to energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances, insulating your house and lowering the thermostat, among other things, you can save big bucks - and save the environment. Go to www.energystar.gov for mo...
  • Bring back the Black Panthers to provide sorely needed community aid

    Bring back the Black Panthers to provide sorely needed community aidNow, before anybody gets upset, talking about "Why do we need angry Black men shooting at police?", consider what The Panthers fundamentally were about, something long overlooke...
  • Level playing field with construction jobs

    Level playing field with construction jobsIn the last few years, the United States has spent millions of dollars improving the country's bridges and highway systems. All of this building and repair work has led to an increase in jobs in the construct...
  • Holiday shopping made easy

    Holiday shopping made easyYou've been staring at your gift list for two hours, and you're still stumped. There are always three people on there who defy easy gift-giving. There's the Person Who Has Everything. There's the Person Who Ne...

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