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  • University athletics don’t hire Black people

    On January 18, I went to Williams Arena to watch the Gophers play Michigan State. Before the game, as I flipped through the 96-page, glossy program of photos and stories, I saw only three Black faces besides the 10 Gopher players. ...
  • St. Paul MLK Blvd. naming unique in nation

    Last year, January 20, Saint Paul Mayor Randy Kelly committed to renaming a street in Saint Paul in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One year later after an extensive community selection process, Saint Paul unveiled.....
  • Iraq war? MLK called for peace and justice throughout the world

    Last week, during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, we heard again and again about Dr. King’s dream. We heard repeated his call for this country to be something more than it was, to live up to the ideals written into our Constitution ......
  • George Bush’s new game: Who wants to help a millionaire?

    George W. Bush wants to enact a fiscal program that appears to be a take-off on the popular television show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Instead, his real-life program should be titled, “Who Wants to Help a Millionaire?” ...
  • Undisputed: stellar veterans give compelling performance

    Walter Hill, one of Hollywood's most skilled directors (48 Hours, Last Man Standing), brandishes his accustomed hand with Undisputed, starring Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames in top form.........
  • Queen Nanny play chronicles Jamaica’s Maroon struggle

    "When I first heard about Maroon culture...I had no idea these incredible people ever existed." So notes Elisha Whittington In the Heart of Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) company member who con...
  • Fitness guru Donna Richardson: Stay fit in 2003

    DALLAS (NNPA)—For those of us who could stand to get into shape, video workout queen Donna Richardson offers that elusive combination—fun and exercise—in old school, spiritual y caliente!...
  • But can Blacks get him bucks and the ballot?

    The question is no longer if Alfred Sharpton, Jr. will run for the Democratic nomination for President, but whether he can raise enough money to compete with a corps of better-funded candidates. ...
  • Blackonomics- Best use of Lott

    You have heard the saying, "Be careful of what you ask for, you just might get it;" and it’s really true. When the Trent Lott debacle was upon us I was shouting, "Let him stay; don’t ask for his resignation." Obviously those who wa...
  • Fresh Air Radio, KFAI, wins Sally Irvine Vision Award

    KFAI, Fresh Air Radio, on January 6th, was presented the 2002 Vision Award by the U.S. Bank Sally Ordway Irvine Awards 11th Anniversary Program, The awards were held at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts......
  • Grammy Bound

    Minneapolis-based Excelsior choir has not only consistently lived up to its name, but continues to far surpass it. After winning the Stellar Award for Best New Artist in 2001, the gospel group has recently been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospe...
  • Fading to black

    Oakland, CALIFORNIA - As the smoke from the Super Bowl activities die down in San Diego, one of its own memorable athletes tries to make a difference in his community. ...
  • Hockeys Changing Culture

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Over the last twenty years, The National Hockey League has been transformed into a diverse affiliation of franchises unlike those in other sports. ...
  • A New Years Resolution For the NCAA: Its Time For A Change

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--As I read through the on-line version of my new hometown newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, I came across what I believed would be an interesting story. ...
  • Center of attention

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--There are two big men in the league that are front and center in the media. The first encounter of Shaq vs.Yao was last Friday night at the Staples Center. ...
  • Blacks, Jews working for justice

    Last week January 20, Martin Luther King Day, “Conversations with Al McFarlane” devoted its focus to the historic civil rights martyr who won the world-coveted Nobel Prize for Peace....
  • Ventura could have done more to reach out to Blacks

    The Independence Party is both hailed and criticized for its notion of reform, maybe even innovation and its indistinct location between or outside of mainstream party lines. ...
  • In 2003, Follow the Money

    Last week Tuesday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty released his emergency supplemental budget, calling on the Legislature to take speedy action to wipe out the $356 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year which ends June 30. ...
  • Soul Symphony debut album for Sounds of Blackness new record label

    Led by Gary Hines, the Grammy award-winning, 40-piece gospel choir Sounds Of Blackness has recorded with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Alexander O’Neal. ...
  • Elder Abuse, The hidden terror...

    What happens when you’ finally reach your “golden years” and your daughter moves back to your house with her children, one of whom is 18-years-old and starts dealing drugs from your home? You ask them to move, but they refuse. ...

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