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  • New citizens of various ethnic groups are recognized at the Freedom Festival

    The Jane Addams School for Democracy hosted a celebration entitled "Freedom Festival: Voices of Hope" to recognize the accomplishments of its participants....
  • Tony Dungys Strength hits bookstores

    He made history in Tampa, Indianapolis and the entire nation for his professional success and his personal integrity. ...
  • Former U of M athlete creates the Quincy Lewis Scholarship at University of Minnesota

    Former Gopher basketball star and NBA player Quincy Lewis is funding a permanent scholarship at the University of Minnesota. The scholarship will be targeted to students of color enrolled in Lewis' major: natural resources and environmental studies i...
  • Comcast and Wilder Foundation support youth leadership

    Comcast and Wilder Foundation support youth leadershipToday's youth will be Minnesota's future leaders. In urban neighborhoods, young people are challenged by an array of barriers to success in academic achievement, resistance to negative influe...
  • Collins receives Macalester’s Catharine Lealtad Service to Society award

    Collins receives Macalester’s Catharine Lealtad Service to Society award Melvin Collins of West St. Paul received the 2007 Catharine Lealtad Service to Society Award at this year's Macalester College alumni association awards convocation. Collins g...
  • Brace yourself for the ultimate interview question

    By Julie DesmondDeath, taxes and THAT interview topic. In life there are certain discomforts everyone will eventually have to face. If you're in the interview stage of a job search, one question you can count on hearing is, "What is your salary ...
  • Hussein Samatar joins Deans Advisory Council at Humphrey Institute

    Hussein Samatar joins Dean's Advisory Council at Humphrey InstituteSomali-born Hussein Samatar is one of five local and national leaders recently appointed to the Humphrey Institute's Dean Advisory Council at the University of Minnesota. Member...
  • Putting Bertha Butt, Skinny Sam and Thug Brotha in perspective

    All this whoopty-woo over the popular website "Hot Ghetto Mess" making it to the Black Entertainment Airwaves smacks of nothing less than pure one hundred percent unadulterated hypocrisy. The hue and cry accusing BET of promoting a stereotype ...
  • New Primitives, Casual Confusion throw down with true strength

    New Primitives, Casual Confusion throw down with true strengthLet's talk warhorses and young lions. Recently I had the pleasure to catch both New Primitives and Casual Confusion throwing down with true strength.Photo: New Primitives left to right: To...
  • Chewing the fat with Chris about everything from Jackie Chan to Kanye West

    Chewing the fat with Chris about everything from Jackie Chan to Kanye WestBorn in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31, 1972, Chris Tucker has come a long way since his days doing stand-up on Def Comedy Jam. Starring in box office smashes that include the #1 gro...
  • Advocates use law, science to protect environment, residents

    Advocates use law, science to protect environment, residentsAs more people worry that chemicals in the air or the water might be causing their cancers and other illnesses, the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy came up with an idea: the St. Paul-...
  • Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life by Beverly Lowry

    "Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life" by Beverly LowryIf you're like most people, you walk for exercise, but you grab the closest parking spot at the mall. You go to the gym, but you'll drive five blocks to the store for milk. If you�...
  • Going the distance

    On your mark, get set, go ... and you're off and running! You enjoy the race against the clock as you compete with eager competitors, all wanting to win. But who will win? You hope it's you, as you run with all your might....
  • African Americans make strokes in swimming

    (BLACK PR WIRE) Swimming is one of the most relaxing forms of recreation there is. It's an excellent way to enjoy a full body workout, while getting in some R&R at the same time. The cool refreshing water can feel so good on your skin, especially dur...
  • Celebrate young people surpassing conventional expectations

    Celebrate young people surpassing conventional expectationsIt was refreshing to pick up the paper and read about pilot Barrington Irving being the first man or woman of African blood (not to mention the youngest person of any color) to fly Earth's ci...
  • Despite mock burial, teen journalists say, N-word not gone

    Despite mock burial, teen journalists say, N-word not goneWASHINGTON (NNPA) - By the time the epitaph had been said over the N-word, symbolically buried by the NAACP last week, youth around the nation had already dug it back up thousands of times."Wa...
  • Letters to the editor

    Rondo synonymous with social justice and Black liberationThank you, Insight newspaper, for publishing the article "Rondo Days: Community personified." I grew up in the Rondo community and am a member of the Communist Party of Minnesota. Therefor...
  • Housing nonprofit gives Northside store new purpose

    Housing nonprofit gives Northside store new purposeLast year a Builder's Surplus store in North Minneapolis went out of business. Its warehouse, however, which was owned by Lampert's Yards, Inc., was completely stocked. Aisles and shelves were f...
  • Mobilizing, redirecting our $965 billion purchasing power

    Mobilizing, redirecting our $965 billion purchasing power Can you name this tune? "Fish don't fry in the kitchen. Beans don't burn on the grill. Took a whole lot of tryin' just to fix up that meal" or "Just lookin' out o...
  • Market yourself in a 30 second commercial

    If you are the inventor of the internet, standing on stage before an audience who has paid money to hear you speak, then a lengthy monologue is warranted. In most conversations, however, the listener's attention will be limited to the length of a lin...

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