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From A to Zee – Black History Month 2022 was a wash at best….

By Zaylore Stout / March 24, 2022

For the first time in my lifetime, I feel the Black community has received more bad news this Black History…

A Dream Deferred: Captain Nic Wiswell

By Isaac Johnson / March 10, 2022

We don’t deserve the kindness and service of Captain Nic Wiswell of the Minnesota National Guard. She believes, “If you…

Books: 699

By E.B. Boatner / March 10, 2022

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto George M. Johnson Farrar Straus Giroux $17.99  Johnson’s “Manifesto” is more a guide for young, Black,…

A Word In Edgewise – How Is It That…

By E.B. Boatner / March 10, 2022

The things I saw beggar description…The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering…

Bringing New Color into a Second Career

By Linda Raines / February 24, 2022

Years ago, if it was mentioned that someone was retired, one likely envisioned them enjoying endless rounds of golf somewhere…

A Word In Edgewise: Of Maus and Men – A Little Knowledge is Only the Beginning

By E.B. Boatner / February 24, 2022

There has been an uptick in book banning, not only at the school library level, but, according to a recent NYT article,…

Books: 697

By E.B. Boatner / February 10, 2022

I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir Harvey Fierstein Knopf$30  Harvey Fierstein possessed flair at birth. He lets it shine here, promising…

Biz Buzz: Tsar Barber – Traditional Men’s Barbershop

By Linda Raines / January 27, 2022

Business: Tsar Barber – Traditional Men’s Barbershop  Your Name: Pete Ornatek Job Title:  “Master Barber”  Give us a brief overview of your business…

Books: 695

By E.B. Boatner / January 13, 2022

The Verifiers Jane Pek Vintage $17  Enter Claudia Lin, a newly hired worker for Veracity, a subscription-only agency catering to a nervous clientele…

Nothing to Hide – LGBTQ Archives Allow Visitors To Study What’s In Plain Sight

By Terrance Griep / December 16, 2021

If you’re a reader of a certain vintage, you might remember a series of game books wherein the main character…

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