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Prince, one of most inventive musicians of modern era, dies in home at age 57

My wife and I went to Minneapolis last October and we went to Prince's two childhood homes near downtown Minneapolis. We also saw First Avenue Club where Purple Rain was filmed. I remember hearing Prince on the radio in the inner city part of Shreveport where I lived in 1979. We sneaked into the Varsity Theatre in Aggieville for Purple Rain. Thanks for the memories Prince.

April 21, 2016 at 8:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission to decide on adopting Indigenous Peoples Day as annual celebration

Christopher Columbus is responsible for genocide and slavery against indigenous peoples in the Caribbean and North America. Being a post religious preachers kid of Choctaw descent I've learned about friars who followed the conquistadors into the pueblos and Father Juniper Serra who nearly wiped out California indigenous peoples with his missions. You name a denomination and I can cite atrocities. My minister parent went to Rome in 2004 and saw the Incan gold pilfered for the ceiling of the basilica. European religion dismantled indigenous culture and led to the disregard of indigenous religious values with the completion of the SLT through the Haskell wetlands. Enough already.

April 18, 2016 at 8:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Expanded Baker Wetlands proving resource of wildlife, nature lovers, Baker recruitment

The ljworld staff wouldnt have to remove comments if they removed trolling comments.

April 11, 2016 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Expanded Baker Wetlands proving resource of wildlife, nature lovers, Baker recruitment

According to White people of that era they were savages, not men. White people labelled them savages then as they label us Redskins now. White people have the power to ignore, re write, and stereotype histories and peoples. The Boy Scouts do this with the Order of the Arrow now. Ask Roger Boyd.

April 10, 2016 at 9:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Expanded Baker Wetlands proving resource of wildlife, nature lovers, Baker recruitment

Numerous Indigenous and environmental groups fought this project because it went over an area where forced assimilation took place in an effort to Kill the Indian and Save the Man. This statement was on a gateway entry to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. There is a cultural disconnect between the historically clueless populace of this country and the victims of this ignorance. I lived near wetlands in Jonesville and Moss Bluff Louisiana. Due to this destruction I will never go there again. This promise is three years old now.

April 10, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU investigation clears professor who used N-word in class

I left college being higher learning isn't really learning if it's just a White academics view of history which was the case in 1991-1992. The observations that some of you still want this environment is the problem you dance around or refuse to acknowledge.

March 21, 2016 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU investigation clears professor who used N-word in class

And you should know that Archie Bunker didn't go to college and if you and your ilk aren't afraid of diversity in college why do you use the Koch Brothers and money to buy silence? Narrow thinking and conservative regression have no place in higher learning.

March 20, 2016 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU investigation clears professor who used N-word in class

In 1991 and 1992 at Washburn University. My professor taught about the conquistadors and the Peninsulares and Criollios. He didnt care about Inca, Mapuche, Aymara, Mayan, Quicken, Olmec, Nahautl, or Tarahumara history. I walked after that class and have spent two decades educating myself. There is a paternalistic attitude in this circumstance. This professor isn't African American and only one or two of the posters on here are. If these kids are paying for this education with debt who are you all to tell them what is offensive and what isn't? I didn't go to a place of higher learning to hear Archie Bunker echoed. Education should be about learning history that has been ignored or pursuing productive and exposing statements that lead to greater learning. Not reinforcement of past and repeated mistakes.

March 20, 2016 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU investigation clears professor who used N-word in class

and Many students come to college hoping for an enlightened environment. They hope to be in a place that academically inspires them. Kids that work hard and escape urban and rural areas of intellectual repression which is Kansas. The last thing someone would want to hear in an academic environment that they're going into debt for is a racial epithet.

I took Survey of Latin America in 199

March 20, 2016 at 1:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

5 lessons from Saturday's Kansas caucuses

Until college students realize midterm congressional and senatorial elections are important and the enemies of a civil Kansas are focused on the national Democratic Party won't take Kansas seriously. Bernie was here because he doesn't win big states. It's great that he got the Native vote involved but people in the community have to follow through and watch congressional races because an uninvolved obstructionist congress is the biggest issue. Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders are good leaders but they by themselves can't accomplish everything without a productive congress or senate. Please vote on monsters and make Kansas relevant for the Democratic Party.

March 6, 2016 at 11:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )