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Minnesota griot honored by Turning Point

Mahmoud El-Kati talks about race and democracy
By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer


Mahmoud El-Kati. Mention the name and you’ve said it all: icon historian, scholar and griot. And he can talk your ear off. That’s okay. When he’s finished, just put it back on. Continue Reading →

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The illusion of racial progress

By Dr. Luke Tripp

Guest Commentator


What appears to be racial progress in America is largely an illusion. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored for his great contribution to the struggle for human rights and social justice in America. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 when he was organizing a national campaign to bring the issues of poverty to the attention of the political establishment of the United States. In his 1967 book Where Do We Go From Here?, he urged us to struggle against racism, capitalism, and militarism and to strive to create a beloved community based on moral values and human dignity. Let us consider the state of affairs in America in 1967 and compare them with the situation in America in 2013, over two decades later. Continue Reading →

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