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  • Dred Harriet Scott Quarters Exhibit at Fort Snelling

    "Dred & Harriet Scott Quarters Exhibit" at Fort SnellingRe-enactor Joel Brown portrays Dred Scott at Historic Fort Snelling at the recently installed "Dred & Harriet Scott Quarters Exhibit" (within the forts hospital barracks). Saturd...
  • At the History Center

    "A Typewriter Man - My Father's Story", an informal presentation and conversation with Joel Brown, explores the life and times of celebrated St. Paul business leader the late John Brown, proprietor of Brown's Office Machines. ...
  • Attacking Disney racism

    The Walt Disney Company, Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, KQRS, Tom Bernard and Terry Traen, endorse the broadcasting and advertisement of prejudice, bias, and discriminatory attitudes in their promulgation of false and negative stereotypes of Minnesota ...
  • The Forgotten Spirit by Evie Rhodes

    "The Forgotten Spirit" by Evie RhodesIn every child's life, the inevitable has to happen: don't get what they want for Christmas.For some kids, that happens early-on, and the child learns that asking doesn't mean getting. Other k...
  • Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much by Finesse Mitchell

    It's Saturday night, and you're in the same place you were last Saturday night, and the one before that and the one before that. You're sitting on your sofa, a bag of chips in one hand and a remote in the other, looking for a movie you have...
  • Daughters of Men by Rachel Vassel, foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

    Even with technology as it is today, it's amazing how many parents-to-be want to "be surprised" at the gender of their yet-unborn child. They want the anticipation to last until that first squall. They choose two names, one fo...
  • Is there a predator in your home?

    Is there a predator in your home?Are you sure you know enough about the person lying next to you in bed; the one who has sex with you on occasion but may be raping, fondling or eyeing your child with suggestive eyes when you are not around? Few of us in t...
  • Regina King: The This Christmas Interview

    Versatile, academy award winning actress Regina King talks about her latest role as Lisa Whitfield in This Christmas, a holiday ensemble drama written and directed by Preston Whitmore....
  • Greater Twin Cities United Way announces grants to job training programs

    Greater Twin Cities United Way announces grants that total more than $5 million to 38 programs across the nine-county metro area. The effort includes grants to four newly funded job training programs: HIRED, Goodwill/Easter Seals, Emerge and Merrick Brown...
  • Silent, frantic cry, girls weeping desperately for help

    Silent, frantic cry, girls weeping desperately for helpAngela Clay is the author of Loving The Me I See. Her easy-to-read book takes adolescent girls on an enlightening and educational self-esteem excursion not just for a moment--but for a lifetime. It wa...
  • Book review: White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism

    Despite the significant inroads made in terms of dismantling segregation in the wake of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the truth is that today, some fifty years later, the bulk of the Black community continues to find itself beset by ...
  • Tuskegee Airmen featured on the History Channel

    On Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 P.M., The History Channel will present a show entitled "Dog Fights" featuring the Tuskegee Airmen. Local re-enactor Joel Brown is scheduled to participate as a commentator....
  • Technology is the root of all evil

    Philip EmeagwaliTechnology is the root of all evilAccording to history books, gun-wielding European slave traders kidnapped one in five Africans and transported them across the oceans to the Americas. A less visible, but no means less drastic technologica...
  • We must stop living and dying this way

    We must stop living and dying this wayPictured: U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)Although the close of November brought with it the official end to American Diabetes Month, we must continue to heighten awareness of how serious this disease is - particular...
  • Elijah of Buxton tells of the lives of freed slaves

    'Elijah of Buxton' tells of the lives of freed slaves: Newbury winner Christopher Paul Curtis's third novel: one of the year's best.The Newbery Medal judges should just go ahead and put Christopher Paul Curtis on speed dial. His first ...
  • The spirit of Christmas and Kwanzaa

    Pictured: H. Lewis SmithIn 1966, Dr. Ron Karenga, also known as Maulana Karenga, introduced to Black and white America alike a debatable and revealing holiday--Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival to be celebrated by Blacks and brings a cultural messa...
  • Workplace attitudes change toward face time

    Workplace attitudes change toward 'face time'Bosses come in two types: those who want their employees to be present every day, and those who trust them to work anywhere....
  • Michael Moores expose on healthcare system out on DVD

    Michael Moore's expose on healthcare system out on DVDMichael Moore has made quite a career out of exposing corporate and bureaucratic hypocrisy. Now he takes aim at America's health care system by contrasting the horror stories of patients mist...
  • Skeletons aplenty in dysfunctional family dramedy

    Film review: This ChristmasFor the first time in years, the scattered Whitfield siblings are returning to their childhood home in L.A. for a family reunion being hosted by their mother, Ma' Dere (Loretta Devine) with the help of her longtime, live-in...
  • Full Measure: Bidding for DFL Senate nomination, Mike Ciresi, says people want opportunity to reach their potential

    Attorney Mike Ciresi says he will kick in the doors of power in Washington, D.C. and fight to guarantee all Americans have access and opportunity to reach the full measure of their potential. "We have the same essential needs, wants and desires,...

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