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  • Obama: From Promise to Power by David Mendell

    By Terri SchlichenmeyerYes, "Obama: From Promise to Power" is a lot of the same, but thanks to author David Mendell's digging, it's more. Mendell traveled with and interviewed Obama and his family, campaign workers, friends, and other...
  • Mainstream politics not addressing what African Americans need

    By William ReedThe presidential candidates – with the exception of Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, are virtually ignoring the plight of African Americans. The catastrophic crisis that engulfs the nation's Black communities goes without mentio...
  • New Year means opportunity to reflect on past, plan for a brighter future

    By Marc H. MorialWith the holiday season over and 2008 upon us, it's time to reflect upon the past year and assess our achievements and setbacks in order to start the New Year anew. ...
  • MPD Officer Kortois: Poster boy for abusive attitude

    Dwight HobbesThis is a textbook example of why it's so easy to understand Black people who despise the Minneapolis Police Department uniform on sight and are loath to give the person wearing it even the slightest benefit of the doubt....
  • Where do the leading candidates stand out on the environment?

    The outcome of the 2008 presidential election could very well have a big impact on a wide range of environmental issues, especially climate change....
  • Jeff Hayden seeks DFL nod for 61B House seat; Farheen Hakeem seeks Green endorsement

    Al McFarlane and B.P. Ford, the EditorsAffordable housing advocate and community activist Jeff Hayden announced his candidacy Wednesday for the Minnesota State House's vacant seat in District 61B, pledging to bring experience and smarts to the State ...
  • Will voting irregularities continue in 2008?

    This year we could have some general election type of voting shenanigans in the primaries the likes of both the 2000 and 2004 Presidential elections in Florida and Ohio that ensured we would not be able to "stay out the Bushes," as the Rev. Jess...
  • Global elections watch: All eyes on U.S. race

    Who would foreigners like to see at the helm of the world's superpower - a Republican or Democrat?...
  • Obama wins in Iowa

    Barack Obama made history in Iowa with a dramatic and decisive victory. He won by bringing an unprecedented number of voters into the process, including thousands of Republicans and Independents who registered as Democrats in order to support Obama....
  • James Brown: One year later

    By George E. Curry, NNPA ColumnistAUGUSTA, Ga. -- A year ago, I was en route here to visit my mother for the Christmas holidays when James Brown died. This year, in what is becoming an annual rite, I visited James Brown's statute downtown and...
  • Six tech trends to watch in 2008

    Tom Regan, Columnist, The Christian Science MonitorWhenever a new year starts, film and music columnists look backward, and business and tech columnists look forward. So, putting myself in a forward frame of mind, here are a few thoughts about where we ma...
  • Aimee K. Bryants latest release Becoming is deep, rich, soulful

    By Dwight HobbesBecoming by Aimee K. Bryant is a disc you want to get next to. Quick, fast and in a damned good hurry....
  • Holiday film detour

    By Will WrightMovies rarely solve problems or make things happen. Like the best relationships, the best films can push you to act for yourself sometimes. The story of someone you can relate to might help you to make a decision. Either Stella, Antwone, Mal...
  • HIV/AIDS: Ignorance is part of the problem

    By Rev. Edwin Sanders IIThe church is better prepared today to deal with AIDS today because some of the ignorance has been dispelled. Many of the myths and fears that caused reticence have begun to erode. I am convinced that when there is conversation and...
  • Sweet William brings Shakespeare to life

    By William WrightPicture yourself in someone's enormous and semi-comfortable living room listening to this passionate and enthusiastic Shakespeare scholar. The "give" part of the "give and take" is absent, though. You can only...
  • Mr. Ts Sports Report: Predictions 2008

    By Ryan T. ScottI suck at predictions. I thought the Vikings would make the playoffs, the Gophers football team would improve with the new coach, and uh . . . yeah, I thought that Vikings receiver Troy Williamson would become a better pass catcher. One th...
  • Earth Talk: Unsustainable population growth damaging environment

    Green groups don't seem to discuss human population growth, but I think the biggest issue confronting the planet is the collective demand we put upon it. And what is the difference in impact between population growth in Third World countries, which a...
  • Big Daddy #1

    By Ryan T. ScottMany men have been affectionately known as "Big Daddy," but there was only one man so powerful and determined to be the best that Big Daddy may not be a big enough name. Mr. Percy J. Zachary was his name, and he passed away peace...
  • Palmer leaves EZ post

    Jonathan Palmer last month wrapped up his assignment at Minneapolis Empowerment Zone, using up accrued vacation to ramp up his campaign for the DFL endorsement for House seat 58A....
  • New Year Holiday show: Artists say thank you with reflection and praise

    Twin Cities radio audiences and internet radio audiences globally are in for a special treat in the New Years Day 11am broadcast of Conversations with Al McFarlane on KFAI 90.3FM Minneapolis, and 106.7FM St. Paul, and online at KFAI.org. Four exceptional ...

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