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Eric Black

Veteran journalist Eric Black writes Eric Black Ink for MinnPost. His latest award is from the Society of Professional Journalists, which in May 2017 announced he’d won the national Sigma Delta Chi Award for online column writing. Email him at

A one-sentence obit for Colin Powell

The tone of all the obits and recaps I read about Powell ranged from respectful to celebratory, except for one, a single run-on sentence at the beginning of the latest weekly installment of the Harper’s Magazine feature called “Weekly Review.”

Secretary of State Colin Powell