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  • Power, wealth identity Q A

    Indiana State Representative Dr. Vernon G. Smith, Ph.D., was the author of a bill to create the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) which next month hosts the Eighth African American Male National Conference in Indianapolis, IN...
  • Census Bureau: Blacks remained at economic rock bottom last year

    Black people in America had less health care last year than they did in 2005, and they remained at the economic rock bottom of America - also below Hispanic-Americans. "The data are just not surprising. You don't even have to see the data to kno...
  • Clergy react following domestic assault on Juanita Bynum-Weeks

    Bishop T. D. Jakes, preparing for yet another women's conference -- "For Ladies Only" -- next month, says that he is hoping recent separation and divorce announcements of Christian power couples, including the hotel parking lot beating of P...
  • Urban Ventures hires General Manager

    Nico Diaz joins Urban Ventures as General Manager for the Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center and Cristo Rey High School...
  • New mentoring program at Phyllis Wheatley offers opportunity for children and adults

    Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is beginning a school/community center based, one-on-one mentoring program for children in the community. The center is reaching out to surrounding communities in search of potential mentors....
  • Rec Plus+ offers affordable school-age childcare

    Rec Plus+ offers affordable school-age childcareWorking parents still searching for an affordable quality school-age childcare program need look no further! The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) offers Recreation Plus+ at fifteen neighborhood rec...
  • U of M Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity wins four national awards

    Kappa Alpha Psi, the largest predominantly African American fraternity at the University of Minnesota won four awards at the national convention in Minneapolis. The U of M chapter received the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, given to the top-ranked...
  • Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson by Sue Stauffacher, Illustrated by Greg Couch

    "Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson" by Sue Stauffacher, Illustrated by Greg CouchAs a kid, you probably know how easy it is to get into trouble.You know what happens. A thought, a place, an action all seemed like a good idea at the...
  • The gift

    My birth was an act of protest and resistance. I entered this world at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. But we lived in Kansas City, Missouri. My parents' decision to drive past several public and private hospitals to a hospit...
  • Residents support NRRC vision, mission

    At a block club leaders meeting on August 16 at Northpoint Health and Wellness Northside Center, residents voted to write a letter of support for the mission, work, history and role of Northside Residents Redevelopment Council (NRRC). The action followed ...
  • USCs Johnson Communication Leadership Center to focus on African American interests

    The world's top African-American publishing company has pledged $2.5 million to create an innovative new program to support young journalism and communication students in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California...
  • Unassuming woman leads Dems to 08 convention

    DENVER - Media outlets have been busily reporting the Democratic presidential candidates debating, posturing and in other ways showing voters why they should be the party's nominee at next year's Democratic National Convention (DNC). Meanwhile, ...
  • U names Catherine Squires professor of journalism, diversity and equality

    The appointment of Catherine Squires as the inaugural John and Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality will provide a new voice to enhance the discussion about diversity. This professorship is made possible through a College...
  • Grand Deeva says thank you

    Last Saturday, September 1, 2007, was a magnificent turn out of well-wishers, honored guests, supporters, volunteers, members, staff and beautiful people from both sides of the river to celebrate Great Blend of Watercolors, on-air programming, and 20 plus...
  • Bravo! Eddie Griffins use of the N word gets him yanked off stage

    Bravo! Eddie Griffin's use of the 'N' word gets him yanked off stageEddie Griffin is old enough to know better. You don't - not in this day and age - get up at a Black Enterprise event and, never mind who or how funny you are, pepper ...
  • Hate crime legislation should include gays

    Hate crime legislation should include gaysHate crimes are legally defined as crimes, usually violent, that target a victim because of his or membership in a certain group, usually defined by race, religion or ethnicity. ...
  • Craigs a liar from the hood too

    Craig's a liar from the "hood" tooMinneapolis airport police Sgt. Dave Karsnia has taken some heat for being a little too zealous in putting the collar on so many guys who get their sexual kicks with other men in public restrooms at the Min...
  • Aisha Tyler: The Balls of Fury/Death Sentence Interview

    Aisha Tyler: The Balls of Fury/Death Sentence InterviewBorn in San Francisco on September 18, 1970, Aisha Tyler was raised from the age of ten by her father Jim, a photographer, following his divorce from her mother Robin Gregory, a school teacher. ...
  • Excitement: Regina Marie Williams

    Excitement: Regina Marie WilliamsRegina Marie Williams is, without a doubt, one of the Twin Cities' most exciting performers. And one has to marvel at how she stole up on audiences, building a solid reputation among theatre producers, after which she...
  • Do Me Twice: My Life After Islam by Sonsyrea Tate

    "Do Me Twice: My Life After Islam" by Sonsyrea Tate"To our children we give two things: one is roots; the other, wings". When a baby is born, the adults in its life see possibility. The child can be so many things; can do so much in t...

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