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  • Waking with Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey, read by Dion Graham

    "Waking with Enemies" by Eric Jerome Dickey, read by Dion GrahamSo, the last time you went anywhere in your vehicle, you flipped on the blinker to make a turn, and hey! the car behind you did the same. He was behind you the last turn you made, ...
  • Despite foreclosure crisis in North Minneapolis Black community; new alliance emerges to fill gap

    Sherrie Pugh SullivanNRRC has provided financial counseling, created affordable housing opportunities and walked hand-in-hand with the folks who find themselves in a "special time of need"....
  • King, elders connect in Royal visit to community

    H.R.M. King Abumbi II, Fon of Bafut following Elders meeting with the King at Sunnyside Café. Photo by studiotobechiSpike Moss summed it up beautifully. "Your Majesty," he said, addressing H.R.M. King Abumbi II, the Fon of Bafut, "for ...
  • On Katrina anniversary, Nagin expresses hope, challenges nation to stand up to the D.C. bureaucracy

    NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) Despite the wreckage that still remains from Hurricane Katrina's assault on New Orleans two years ago, the city's Mayor Ray Nagin says he is encouraged despite the U. S. Congress' ignoring serious mental health problems a...
  • ACORN calls for freeze on foreclosures

    The number of foreclosures in the Twin Cities is at an all-time high. After the rapid growth of subprime mortgage lending over the past several years, many families have watched in fear as their monthly payments become increasingly unaffordable....
  • Democracy must be nurtured to flourish

    In the boardroom of South Africa's legendary Black newspaper, the Sowetan, there hangs on the wall the following injunction: "What have you done with your freedom, South Africa? Don't let it go to waste. Cherish it."...
  • Dr. Juneau Robbins named Chiropractor of the Year

    Dr. Juneau Robbins named Chiropractor of the YearDr. Juneau K. RobbinsDr. Juneau K. Robbins of Minneapolis has been named Chiropractor of the Year by the American Black Chiropractic Association. The honor was announced at the organization's 2007 Annu...
  • Shakopee honors astronaut, museum director

    Commander John Herrington and W. Richard West, Jr.The first Native American to go into space and the Founding Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, were both honored with star quilts presented by Vice-Chairman Glynn A. Crooks from the Sh...
  • Reading, writing, and emoticons ;)Youth model a new understanding of literacy

    Youth model a new understanding of literacyPhoto by Michael BrethertonRemember the last new book you sat down to enjoy? Remember the feel of the crisp, un-creased paper and the crack of the spine as you opened to chapter one? Fewer K-12 students are embra...
  • MPS makes staffing changes before new school year

    Minneapolis Public Schools announced that Dr. Brenda Cassellius, a former MPS administrator, will return to the district as an Associate Superintendent for Area B. Cassellius will also be in charge of leading the high school reform....
  • Web tool makes it easier for people to have a say in sentencing

    Residents and business owners know how livability crimes affect their neighborhoods. Now, an Internet tool makes it possible for them to share that information with the courts, so that the true impact of crime in our neighborhoods can be taken into accoun...
  • St. Paul aims to close African American achievement gap with community-based planning effort

    St. Paul Public Schools is collaborating on a new community-based planning initiative for engaging and educating at-risk African and African American students. The goal, with help from the community, is to close achievement gaps....
  • Choosing detergent that doesnt pollute

    Dear EarthTalk: What are the best kinds of dishwasher and laundry soaps to use in consideration of where all the wastewater goes after use? - Jessica Weichert, Waterford, CA...
  • A weekend of swing, jazz tap with Queen of Swing Norma Miller

    Norma MillerQueen of Swing Norma Miller returns to St. Paul for It Don't Mean a Thing . . . If It Ain't Got That Swing, a weekend of swing, jazz and tap celebrating the history, music and dance from the Harlem Renaissance. ...
  • A hands-down hit: Jevetta Steeles Two Queens, One Castle premieres at Mixed Blood Theatre

    A hands-down hit: Jevetta Steele's Two Queens, One Castle premieres at Mixed Blood TheatreMixed Blood Theatre's world premiere of Jevetta Steele's Two Queens, One Castle, a hands-down hit here and elsewhere, set box office records at Horiz...
  • The Link between Nutrition and IQ

    The Link between Nutrition and IQHusband and wife team, Dr. Gregory and Marcelynn ClarkFood is essential. Have you considered why your body is so dependent on food, beyond its ability to alleviate hunger pains? Have you given it much thought beyond the fi...
  • Harvest season comes alive with flavors from Olive Oil from Spain

    Harvest season comes alive with flavors from Olive Oil from SpainCulinary expert Karen MacNeilFall marks the annual olive harvest in Spain, the world's leading producer of olive oil. Though a secret to many, Olive Oil from Spain has long been the fa...
  • If 36 Million Black Americans went into business together

    If 36 Million Black Americans went into business togetherWhat do Slavery, the Holocaust, the Spanish Inquisition, the KKK, the church, a mosque, a synagogue, the local Good Will, Salvation Army and PETA all have in common? Whether these organizations are ...
  • Strategize to jump start your job search

    Job seeker Jan asks, "What do I need to do to find a new position? I can't begin to tell you how much I want to be in a better situation."...
  • Washington may finally come to rescue of homeowners struggling with subprime mortgages

    Washington may finally come to rescue of homeowners struggling with subprime mortgages The subprime mortgage meltdown that has been going on for months finally appears to be spurring serious efforts to reform the industry. It only took the implosion of a ...

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