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This week’s Editorial cartoon, By Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, By Ed Fischer

Sep. 24 | Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to email...

Police officers need to live among the people they serve

Police officers need to live among the people they serve

Sep. 24 | During one of my summer breaks from college, I was sitting outside enjoying the summer breeze. In one hand I held a mayonnaise jar full of red Kool-Aid and ice. In my other hand I held a book on Egyptian culture. While reading, the sounds of a car...

Chuck Wexler in town, security plan in place

Chuck Wexler in town, security plan in place

Sep. 24 | While Democratic and DFL Party heavy hitters were in Charlotte, NC for the Democratic National Convention, including Mayor R.T. Rybak, the legendary Chuck Wexler, executive director of the powerful Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)...

What has President Obama done for Blacks?

What has President Obama done for Blacks?

Sep. 20 |   Affordable Care Act, HBCU investment top some advocates’ lists By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since Barack Obama took office four years ago as the first Black president in U.S. history, he has been criticized by many Blacks for...

Back in the Day gathering celebrates S. Mpls

Back in the Day gathering celebrates S. Mpls

Sep. 20 |   On Saturday, September 1 at Phelps Park on 39th and Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis, the Third Annual Back in the Day gathering was held to reunite people who grew up in the community with youth and elders. Approximately 400 people attended...

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ will hurt all of us

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ will hurt all of us

Sep. 20 | Economy faces devastation without action from Congress Ignorance is not bliss. However, there are too many of us who are ignoring the discussion about a legislative maneuver known as “Sequestration.” This is also known by a more descriptive term...

Marriage amendment divides Black Christians

Marriage amendment divides Black Christians

Sep. 20 |   Local Black clergy on opposite sides express their views   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The issue of same-sex marriage has been a controversial one for Black people, especially after President Barack Obama expressed his opinion on...

From Selma, Alabama to Minneapolis

From Selma, Alabama to Minneapolis

Sep. 20 |   MPS superintendent reflects on voting rights, proposed voter ID amendment   By Alleen Brown Contributing Writer   At a recent anti-voter ID amendment rally, Minneapolis Public Schools Supt. Bernadeia Johnson spoke to the crowd about...

This week’s Editorial cartoon, By Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, By Ed Fischer

Sep. 20 | Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to email...

Lysistrata move: Sex strikes could stop violence against women

Lysistrata move: Sex strikes could stop violence against women

Sep. 19 |               Take a page from the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, in which women figured out how to stop their men from waging war. Women across America start withholding sex and see how fast men in Congress get...
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