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Myron Medcalf

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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Myron:

Medcalf: It's OK to laugh, even in these tough times, Black comedians in Minnesota say

Black comedians in Minnesota talk about their art and the power of laughter → Read More

Medcalf: Minnesota women speak about bell hooks' impact on their lives

The late scholar and author birthed a generation of Black women who were empowered by her ideas. → Read More

Medcalf: Verdict won't end the pain for those closest to Wright

Testimony showed the trauma friends and family have suffered → Read More

Medcalf: For many Minnesotans, hunger is part of their new normal since the pandemic began

Hunger is closer to all of us than we may realize. → Read More

Medcalf: It's time to start seeing and valuing Black, single mothers in Minnesota

Single, Black mothers are held to an impossible standard without substantial support. → Read More

Medcalf: In Minn., boarding school trauma inflicted on Indigenous communities must be acknowledged

Native American history has been buried by a country that knows it cannot be discussed without the admission of complicity. → Read More

Medcalf: Local entrepreneur is creating a dialogue through doughnuts

Donut Trap owner's infectious energy offers a message of hope for a Black community navigating a turbulent world . → Read More

JR Smith petitions to play golf after enrolling at North Carolina A&T

Former NBA player J.R. Smith has enrolled at North Carolina A&T and has petitioned the NCAA to be eligible to play, school spokesman Brian Holloway told ESPN. → Read More

Medcalf: Next book chosen for anti-racism book club focuses on Asian American reckoning

The goal of this choice is to demand respect for the perspectives of our Asian American and Pacific Islander community. → Read More

Medcalf: A love letter to the young Black men in Minneapolis I failed

Our children have a right to live. → Read More

Medcalf: Will powerful white Minnesotans live up to promises made after George Floyd's murder?

Until there is a collective agreement among white people to commit to the empathy necessary to unravel systemic racism, then this place will be ripe for more horror. → Read More

Medcalf: Chauvin trial verdict offers glimmer of hope of what Minnesota can become

Although the darkness still lingers, the sun poked through the clouds on Tuesday. → Read More

After yet another double-double, star center Luka Garza finds out his No. 55 will be retired by Iowa basketball

Iowa's Luka Garza, a Wooden Award contender who finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds in Sunday's win over Wisconsin, will have his No. 55 jersey retired by the Hawkeyes after a memorable career. → Read More

Security buildup before Derek Chauvin trial risks stifling voice of marginalized communities

If the line between protesters and opportunists isn't drawn and respected, it could create more challenges for all involved → Read More

Racism, not a highway, tore apart St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood

They didn't just build a major highway through a Black neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s. They killed dreams. → Read More

Medcalf: Minnesota artists uphold, demonstrate the timeless power of Black music

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

For far too long, voices of Black women in the fight for justice have been ignored

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

Kentucky backs men's basketball players, John Calipari amid local backlash over kneeling

Kentucky backed its men's basketball team for their decision to kneel prior to Saturday's win amid local backlash. → Read More

In 2021, Minnesotans shouldn't need another tragic image to commit to change

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

Medcalf: How can Minnesotans face the truth about racism, past and present? Start with a book

To ponder the past is not an optional quest for a Black person in this country. → Read More