Insight News

Oct 04th


Where did Black radio go?

"Historically, Black radio ... fulfilled all functions Black people needed ... but now it's time to take a serious look and right the wrong of the mess we call Black radio today," says Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs, a lecturer in the Communication Studies Department at Morgan State University. Burroughs is demanding that the Federal Communications Commission investigate and intervene in the matter, saying "Black communities once again have been given symbolism instead of substance" and, that "back in the day, African-American DJs not only provided the community with the latest news and information, they played records of Black artists that served as the soundtracks of Black empowerment."

First Friday presents a party with a purpose; hopes to collect 300 new toys for area children

First Friday Twin Cities is hoping its partygoers are in the giving mood come Dec. 7.


CAPRI BIG BAND PLAYS HOLIDAY CONCERT~ Enjoy jazzy holiday music along with some of band's favorite standards ~

Dr. West, this time you went too far

Dr. West, this time you went too farDr. West, there’s a line in social discourse and critique and you, sir, have crossed it.

Family: what does it mean?

Last week, people from all walks of life traveled near and far to enjoy a day of thanks with their family and friends. AAA projects 43.6 million Americans journeyed 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. What is a family? Why are they important? Although the dictionary defines "family" as any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins, we know first hand that the family construct is more that that. Family is the basic building blocks for communities, and it is a big part of the American culture. This family phenomenon is noteworthy and worth us taking a look at its basic foundation and development.

Natural Hair Symposium: learning, embracing

Natural Hair Symposium: learning, embracing
Lynnea Doublette did not set out to take over the natural hair world in Minneapolis, but rather to fill a void that had yet to be explored.

Spiritual Insight: Four reasons why you should tithe

As people of faith, we should always seek out opportunities to better understand spiritual principles. This week, I would like to discuss the topic of tithing. The word tithe means a "tenth" of all of your increase (income).Tithing is a biblical principle that was instituted in the Old Testament by God and confirmed by Jesus in the New Testament. It's primary purpose was twofold, to set apart (consecrate) a tenth of your income to be used by God (church, temple), and to assist in providing for the material needs and necessities of ministry (outreach, evangelism). Its benefits are both natural and spiritual, and here are 4 spiritual reasons why everyone should tithe.
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