“For so much of American history, the fact of Black people is a problem... The demonstrable truth has been evaded in favor of a more comforting story... [But America is] a country trying to skip out on a bill, trying to stave off a terrible accounting... It's clear to me that the common theory of providential progress, of the inevitable reconciliation between the sin of … [Read more...]
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“For the past three decades, we've earnestly tried to address White-body supremacy in America with reason, principle and ideas — using dialogue, forums, discussions, education and mental training. But the widespread destruction of Black bodies continues. And some of the ugliest destruction originates with the police. Why is there such a chasm between our well-intentioned … [Read more...]
Roxane Battle, the KARE-11 television journalism legend is, of course, a household name. She’s been featured in Ebony, Working Mother, Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press. She’s also been a keynote speaker for the Girl Scouts, Team Women Minnesota, and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, in addition to being a contributor to mariashriver.com. What’s not common knowledge is the … [Read more...]
Prior to becoming America's first African American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) enjoyed a legendary legal career as a civil rights lawyer. While serving as chief counsel for the NAACP, he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 32 times, most notably, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case ending segregation in public schools. This makes … [Read more...]
Taking a short break from packing for her upcoming trip to her hometown, soprano Brittany Renee Robinson spoke to the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder about what attendees can expect from her appearance at Faith Tabernacle Gospel Fellowship’s (FTGF) 30th anniversary concert. The New York City transplant explains that performing at her mother Yvonne’s church was planned for some … [Read more...]