Slavery by Another Name

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Minnesotans converge in celebration of Black History Month Expo to feature Black products, services, and fun for all ages

By Robin James

Contributing Writer

 

Black History Month matters. What’s being lauded as the biggest Black History Month Celebration in Minnesota — the 2013 Midwest Black History Month Expo (MBHE) — is happening at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul on February 23, from 10 am to 7 pm. The MBHE is a ticketed event that is open to the public. All are encouraged to attend. Continue Reading →

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Our history is the shield of our resistance

 

A month or so ago, a wonderful woman reached out to me on Facebook to invite me to a screening of the new documentary Slavery by Another Name. It so happened that I saw the chance to preview it tonight as I was thinking about what to offer in this column. It documents powerfully, painfully, magnificently the history of the Negro/African American, and it tells the truth about this country’s planned, systematic economic segregation of Black people. This week, to my dismay and surprise, I heard a show on our radio station talking about how our young people don’t want to know our history. What are the consequences, real-life consequences, for that lie? Continue Reading →

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