Shut up and listen: T’Challa vs. Killmonger Why Black men relate to 'Black Panther' protagonist and "villain" Third of a four-part series Sheletta Brundidge has made a living talking — from TV, radio and as a standup comedian, you name it, she’s done it. But after being blown away by Black Panther, Brundidge decided to enlist other voices in the community to unpack the … [Read more...]
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Throughout his illustrious career, Toki Wright has educated many on the history of hip hop. Now he’s using the public radio airways as his classroom. “Wright About Now with Toki Wright” premiered February 28 and now airs Wednesdays at 10 pm Central time on Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) The Current — 89.3 FM in the Twin Cities, 88.7 in Rochester, and 90.9 in Duluth and … [Read more...]
Let’s face it, Minnesota winters can feel long and daunting, especially for those of us (like myself) who are not cut out for the frigid cold. This is the time of year when most folks can’t wait for spring to arrive. Many of us are looking for hopeful signs that a warmer season is drawing near. One sign of spring can be seen in the increasing amount of daylight, while … [Read more...]
When people we care about are having a hard time, we usually treat them with kindness, understanding, and respect — yet when we are the ones having a hard time, we are often quick to be unkind. We may get angry, frustrated, and impatient with ourselves, even calling ourselves nasty names. Have you ever responded to yourself in an unkind way before? I most certainly … [Read more...]
Second of a four-part series Sheletta Brundidge has made a living talking — from TV, radio and as a standup comedian — you name it, she’s done it. But after being blown away by Black Panther, Brundidge decided to enlist other voices in the community to unpack the power and reach of the blockbuster film — hence, she must shut up and listen! For the second part of her … [Read more...]