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  • 2008 MLK Holiday Celebration Essay/Poster Contest

    We are inviting students in grades 3 through 6 and 7 through 12 to participate in our efforts to keep Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's. Legacy alive by encouraging them to participate in this year's essay/poster contest. All Submission(s) need to be...
  • A more perfect union

    Born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 29, 1972, Gabrielle Monique Union was more of an athlete than an actress during her formative years, going on to play point guard on her high school's basketball team and soccer for the University of Nebraska. Ironi...
  • SMSC Business Council re-elected

    SMSC Business Council re-electedWith an astounding 88.1% of voters participating in the primary election, all three members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community ...
  • The Macys formula: Affordable luxury

    By Al McFarlane and B.P. Ford -- The EditorsValue conscious shoppers around the nation charged into retail stores as early as 1am Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving Day, in search of the extra good deals offered at the opening bell of the annual Chr...
  • Local Entrepreneurs share success stories

    Local Entrepreneurs share success storiesThe Twin Cities Chapter of National Black MBA Association, Inc., the Delta Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the University of St. Thomas partnered to showcase local business owners at a Nov...
  • U of M gets more money it doesnt need, while Minneapolis schools are struggling

    U of M gets more money it doesn't need, while Minneapolis schools are strugglingBy Dwight Hobbes, ColumnistOnce again, the University of Minnesota benefits from funding-source rocket scientists having lost what little mind they ever had in the first ...
  • Hold the Minneapolis Police Department accountable for abuse

    Hold the Minneapolis Police Department accountable for abuseBy Dwight Hobbes, ColumnistIt is regrettable that the Minneapolis Police Department stubbornly holds onto attitudes and perspectives that, alienating and antagonizing African Americans, got it in...
  • National politicians ignore New Orleans, again

    National politicians ignore New Orleans, againBy Judge Greg MathisFour cities have been chosen to host the 2008 presidential and vice presidential debates. New Orleans, one of sixteen finalists, didn't make the final cut. City officials were told tha...
  • Hope in the mortgage crisisWho to see, what to do

    Dialing the right number will be the best thing for millions of homeowners to do to combat the crisis surrounding the problems in the subprime mortgage market. Although white families received more home mortgage and subprime loans, Blacks received higher...
  • DeJunius Hughes uncompromising vision enriched Black film

    DeJunius Hughes wasn't nothin' nice. Through grit, mother wit and his fiery determination to realize the autonomy of Black cinema, Hughes changed the Twin Cities film scene. His death leaves enormous shoes for someone to try and fill if Hughes&#...
  • Financial Management Part 3Christmas: A gift of love

    By Jo Ann Brown What would happen if you cancelled Christmas one year? Look at your situation. You're broke as a joke. Bills are due. You have been robbing Peter to pay Paul. STOP THE MADNESS! You've done it this way, year after year. Filling ...
  • The Black KKK plays ball (Part 1 of 2)

    By Ryan T. ScottI should have known that after a side-dish article about professional eating, that some steak would have to get served up next. Everybody get your knife and fork ready because this ain't for the birds; though if you agree with wha...
  • Kwanzaa is for everyone

    By Taylor Cisco IIINow that Thanksgiving is past and the first serious snow has fallen, it's beginning to look a lot like . . . Kwanzaa. That's right, Kwanzaa. The cards are starting to pop up at the drugstore, you know the ones with the red, bl...
  • Minneapolis Urban League employee retires after 22 years

    Claude Thadys, 84, retires after twenty-two years of service to the Minneapolis Urban League. Claude began his career at the Minneapolis Urban League in 1985 as a security guard, responsible for making sure that the building was locked and secured each ni...
  • Common holiday spending patterns can lead to overspending

    Common holiday spending patterns can lead to overspendingBy Shirley Anderson-Porisch and Sara Croymans, University of Minnesota Extension When you use a spending plan or budget, it can help you learn about your spending patterns with money. This insight c...
  • Manny Gonzalez and the art of sandwich making

    Manny Gonzalez, owner of Manny's Tortas in Midtown Global Market, said that the torta is the Mexican sandwich. He has mastered the art of sandwich making, building a repertoire of delicious torta creations, all evoking the memory of the culinary heav...
  • Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day by Maitefa Angaza

    Pity the die-hard Christmas lover. She waits all year long to hear her favorite carols. Her tree goes up as soon as is socially acceptable, usually the morning after Thanksgiving. She bakes cookies, addresses cards, and wraps presents for weeks. And...
  • First person/Telling our own stories: Homemade for Hunger

    Homemade for Hunger is a brand-new organization starting its first holiday season. Starting out with any new venture is always hard; on top of this it is difficult when that venture is a new business. I founded Homemade for Hunger with a drive and passion...
  • Cops sue Chief Dolan, Minneapolis

    John KlassenCalling himself a Minnesota Racial Discrimination Lawyer, Attorney John Klassen says point blank: The purpose of my law firm is to advocate on behalf of and protect employees who have been victimized by their employers.Last week, he shot the f...
  • Sharpton maintains heightened security as threats increase

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The Rev. Al Sharpton, looking back on a year of volatile civil rights and race cases, says that despite the false alarm when a prisoner sent a harmless substance to his New York headquarters last month, he is still constantly concerned...

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