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A Word In Edgewise: Thoughts on Black History Month

In 1926, Negro History Week, Black History Month’s precursor, was created concurrent with the February birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Co-founder Carter G. Woodson wrote, “If a race has no history, it has […]

Letter To The Editor: 619

On the evening of Jan. 22, I was briefly in attendance at a forum convened by Ward 8 Council member Andrea Jenkins. I was curious about a recent incident at the Blackeye Coffee Shop on […]

Skirting The Issues: A Tough Crowd

Last year, training on human inclusivity across North America put me in front of more than 10,000 people. In November, I encountered what was by far my biggest challenge of the entire year: law enforcement […]

A Word In Edgewise: Plus ça change … Or, Does it Ever?

Among the comic books I read as a kid were tales of Frank Buck, adventurer, collector, the fellow who coined, “Bring ‘Em Back Alive.” Safaris were exotic to an 8-10-year–old; I imagined jungle treks, stealth, and […]

Skirting The Issues: Hope

“Can I talk to you, Ellie?” The words came at me outside a San Francisco hotel ballroom minutes after my presentation. I had been fumbling with my computer getting ready to call Uber for a […]

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Books

A Word In Edgewise: Meditation on an Inland Sea

Barwoorsh…Barwoorsh…Barwoorsh…Strong, steady, soothing, powerful; you could listen to the rhythmic pulse forever. But you don’t have forever, and when the tide goes out, so do you. I lay in a quiet room, a technician amping the sound […]

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The Stories You Tell Kristen Lepionka Minotaur $26.99 Don’t think, “I’ll read a few pages before I go to sleep.” It won’t work. Keeping pace, Lepionka’s third Roxane Weary novel will keep you wide-eyed and transfixed. […]

Love, Annotated

The Minnesota Historical Society contributes to the canon of local GLBT history with two new book releases. As we approach the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and look back at the astonishing history of the GLBT […]

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FlabberGassed: A Mister Puss Mystery Michael Craft Questover Press $24.95 FlabberGassed is the first in Michael Craft’s Mister Puss Mysteries, promising tantalizing gay cozies featuring a gay architect and a rich widow’s prescient but Sphinx-like Abyssinian. Before […]

Books: 619

Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor University of Minnesota Press $16.95 By turns informative, witty, enraging, and heartbreaking, storyteller Smart-Grosvenor’s Domestic Rap tells it like it is […]

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Education

A Word In Edgewise: Oppy We Hardly Knew Ye

“My battery is low and it’s getting dark,” translated the ones and zeros beamed from Mars rover Opportunity back to NASA’s flight controllers on Earth, June 10, 2018. “Oppy”, as the little rover was known […]

A Word In Edgewise: Thoughts on Black History Month

In 1926, Negro History Week, Black History Month’s precursor, was created concurrent with the February birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Co-founder Carter G. Woodson wrote, “If a race has no history, it has […]

Skirting The Issues: A Tough Crowd

Last year, training on human inclusivity across North America put me in front of more than 10,000 people. In November, I encountered what was by far my biggest challenge of the entire year: law enforcement […]

10.05.18 Out4Engineering Conference Hosted by Cargill Minneapolis MN

 

A Word In Edgewise: Good Neighbor Fred

I was much older than the target audience for the TV show which, after a start in 1963 and some re-brandings, made its U.S. debut February 19, 1968 as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Most of the bits and […]

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Law & Finance

Skirting The Issues: A Tough Crowd

Last year, training on human inclusivity across North America put me in front of more than 10,000 people. In November, I encountered what was by far my biggest challenge of the entire year: law enforcement […]

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10.06.18 ROMBA: Reaching Out MBA & Graduate Conference Minneapolis MN

   

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Skirting the Issues: Erasure

Have you heard about the referendum in Massachusetts to strip people of color of the right to use public accommodations without fearing discrimination—places such as restaurants, libraries, hotels, malls, public transportation services, and bathrooms and […]

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A Truly Open House

As a member of the GLBT community, it’s always comforting to know you have an advocate in your corner. And in a climate where housing discrimination is still a reality for plenty of Americans, it’s […]

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03.15.18 Shannon Miller, Former University of Minnesota Duluth Women’s Hockey Coach Is Awarded 3 Million Dollars for Lost Wages and Emotional Distress

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