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Artist lends her talents to Black Lives Matter

Asha Long

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Asha Long attended Harvest Prep Academy in North Minneapolis, later graduating from De La Salle in 2009. She attended college in Duluth, studying liberal arts and humanities, achieving a liberal arts degree. When she returned home, she found herself drawn into the new activism stirring up the Black community.

“Two years ago, I moved back to Minneapolis where I became a founding member of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis,” says Long. In addition to her work with Black Lives Matter, Long is currently “employed full time at the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group as a campus organizer, working with college students, interesting them in social justice issues and helping support their leadership development.” Continue Reading →

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Reverse racism: Is there such a thing?  

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The first time I heard the term “reverse racism” was back in college in the late 1970s, created and falsely promoted by some White students, and shared by some White professors who thought that Black students were taking spots away from them. They treat racism like a transmission shift gear, as if Blacks have the power to flip the racial switch. Continue Reading →

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Black women athletes disrespected once again

Lynx guard Maya Moore (23) covers Fever guard Marissa Coleman

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Last week two premieres took place — the latest Star Wars movie, and a real-life drama, called Another Attack on Black Women.

First, the controversy over Serena Williams’ selection by Sports Illustrated as “Sportsperson of the Year,” and her self-chosen cover photo shoot that drew some boos. Continue Reading →

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