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“Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”

“Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”

SOMETHING I SAID By DWIGHT HOBBES Dwight Hobbes There are times you have to question how seriously black folk take our own history. Two examples are the films currently arching eyebrows, turning heads and topping just about everyone’s must-see list, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” and 2012’s “Free Angela and All Political [...]

Letter to the Editor

How the Militant Right Are Destroying Our Nation and the Anarchist Left Are Destroying Our City My hope and prayer is that our nation is learning some lessons from forty years of unfettered Republicanism that ended up creating unfettered Capitalism. This year it culminated in what we witnessed in Texas, where from the time of the George W. Bush [...]

Democracy and the Wizard of Oz

Democracy and the Wizard of Oz

RAISE YOUR VOICE By PETER MOLENAAR A few blocks east of Cedar on Riverside Avenue is the People's Center where, at age 70, I received the Moderna Vaccine. Given that my father died of COVID-19 at age 99, I look forward to voting in seven more presidential elections. Right? Looking back, at age 20, I was actually fit enough [...]

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Spirit of Phillips Cartoon

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CCC: Applause, Applause

Raise Your Voice By PETER MOLENAAR Yes, yes, yes…! In response to decades of popular mass action and the concerted effort of such stalwarts as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, President Biden has signed an executive order to create a Civilian Climate Corps. This CCC, reminiscent of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the Great [...]

Path of the Lemming

Raise Your Voice By PETER MOLENAAR Gardeners in the Phillips Community are probably familiar with the vole. Like all rodents, voles are highly intelligent within their own realm. However, within the span of a day, one of them might take down every red beet sprout. “Oh”, they smile sheepishly, “I couldn’t help it”, before scurrying [...]

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Letter to the editor: Garbage!

Letter to the editor: Garbage!

By MYRTLE LARSON  Myrtle Larson was approximately 80 years old and lived on 16th Avenue near 28th Street when she wrote this letter. The new Garbage Transfer Station was never built.  “Over fifty years ago I took a course in Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. The professor who taught the course was Dr. I. William Geiger. [...]

!!! VOTE !!!

!!! VOTE !!!

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