What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

“All over (America), Negro boys and girls are growing into stunted maturity, trying desperately to find a place to stand, and the wonder is not that so many are ruined—but that so many survive!” James Baldwin 1955 Growing up as young Black men in Saint Paul’s Rondo...
This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, February 24–Sunday, March 2, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, February 24–Sunday, March 2, 2014

A little over a week ago, I received a message from Kathy at Ginkgo Coffeehouse to let me know that Ellis Paul, who was scheduled to play two events there that Saturday, was snowed in—in Virginia! I resisted the urge to mock our southern neighbors for a lack of a...
Mary Dear

Mary Dear

It snowed that afternoon. Heavy, wet flakes pelted my coat on my walk down the sloping drive toward Cleveland Avenue. By the time I got to the iron gate it was soaked through and smelled of wet lamb’s wool. I looked back. I was an English major at St. Catherine’s that...