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  • chefs working to create low-fat soul food

    Imagine collard greens minus the jowl bacon. Chitterlings served without a heaping helping of black-eyed peas. Hog without the maw. Sound like a culinary oxymoron. Or is it?...
  • It’s about the Benjamins and economics, stupid

    Robert L. Johnson, 58, is the founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of Black Entertainment Television Holdings (BET), which became the leading Black-owned-and operated media and entertainment company in the US. ...
  • Celebrate Gullah heritage on Hilton Head Island

    Today, the descendants of West Africans who were brought in bondage to the coastal islands of South Carolina and Georgia, are striving to preserve a way of life. ...
  • Daniels a purveyor of the genuine spoken word art form

    As a variation on the old joke about lawyers, What do you call 5,000 performance art/spoken word artists at the bottom of the ocean? Answer: a good start. Most have slightly more talent than you'll find in the average grade-school skit. ...
  • Protect your confidence

    Iniating her featured segment, motivational speaker Verna C. Simmons, self-help author of The Power of People gave her thought for the day, advancing the philosophy of “Just-Is”. ...
  • First date anniversary means pilgrimage

    So it’s January 7th. Once again. Now I’m sure to most of you that doesn’t mean anything special unless your Katie Couric, Nicholas Cage, or David Yost. Oh you know David, the nerdy Blue Power Ranger from the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” TV s...
  • Calvin Brock

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- If professional heavyweight boxer Calvin Brock isn't trying to knock you out, he may be offering you advice on a good growth fund. With a finance degree from the University of North Carolina......
  • Sapp Keyshawn

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--- Jon Gruden may be the man who makes the final decisions in tampa for the buccaneers, but two men on the field have been anointed as leaders of their own brigade........
  • 3rd Ward election promises higher standard

    Minneapolis Third Ward residents Olin Moore and Don Samuels –both Democrats— will compete for the Ward’s City Council seat in a February 3 runoff. ...
  • Time Warner executive: Price gouging at heart of Fox Sports gambit

    On Jan. 1, Time Warner Cable began broadcasting ESPN News on channel 28 (in addition to ESPN) because Fox Sports Net (FSN), which aired on that channel, yanked its programming after the contact between the companies expired....
  • Warrior Spirit

    Al McFarlane: You come from a tradition of activismDoris Slaughter Christopher: I started out in the 60s as an activist with the M.O.E.R (Mobilization of Economic Resources) Board,......
  • Citizens must act on their own behalf

    As a general rule, I don’t mind incurring displeasure. In fact, as an opinion’s columnist, it unavoidably is part of the job description. And I’d go so far as to say it’s an important part and, to further that writing is effective. ...
  • Democrats’ equally atrocious race history

    Democrats seem to enjoy seeing Republicans squirm as they try to extricate themselves from their racist past that was highlighted by former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott’s ......
  • Liz Samuels: A lifetime working for liberation of Black people

    Al McFarlane: Who is Liz Samuels?Liz Samuels: I’m 71 and have lived in this community all my life. I’m committed to working for liberation of African Americans and other people of color....
  • Blackonomices:Name the cure to fit the aliment

    Let’s do a little test. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. It has a minority city manager, a minority vice-mayor, a minority fire chief, a minority chairman of the visitors’ bureau, a minority assistant city manager, a minority head of contract compliance,.....
  • Civil rights dead: Hip-hop new strategy for Black liberation?

    “It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you without a strong rhyme to step to. Thinking of how many rhymes you slept through. Time’s up, I’m sorry I kept you.” —Eric B. and Rakim, “I Know You Got Soul,” 1987. ...
  • Video On Demand: Powerpuff Girls is guaranteed fun for little folk

    This week’s Time Warner Cable Video On Demand review: three out of four ain’t bad.Resident Evil couldn’t improve on the excellent scare-half-to-death Alien series, so producers came up with the next best thing, ...
  • St. Paul native Lillian Louisa Early dies

    Lillian Louisa Early was born on April 25, 1905 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the seventh child of Lafayette and Deppie DeGrate Shelton. She died December 25, 2002....
  • Glaucoma: Vision loss from the disease can usually be prevented

    Schaumburg, IL - With glaucoma, a fluid called aqueous humor doesn’t drain correctly through channels in the front of the eye. The fluid build-up leads to increased intraocular pressure, which damages the optic nerve....
  • South African AIDS minister in new AIDS controversy

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (GIN)—Health Minister Manto Tshabala-Msimang is once again in hot water over published remarks that government spending on submarines came before spending on anti-AIDS drugs....

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