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This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

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Lawyers’ committee submits testimony to senate hearing: ‘Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline’

Lawyers’ committee submits testimony to senate hearing: ‘Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline’

Dec. 26 |   By Lawyers’ Committee staff Contributing Writers   The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL) applauds Senator Richard J. Durbin for convening the important hearing “Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline” before...

A nation in pain, a nation whose heart is broken again

A nation in pain, a nation whose heart is broken again

Dec. 26 | When news began to flash across the airways Friday, December 14, that a tragedy was taking place in Newtown, CT, the magnitude and the heartbreak of this violent and insane action began to sink in. Twenty of the 26 lost lives were six- and seven-year-old...

Child protection laws should better protect parents and children

Child protection laws should better protect parents and children

Dec. 26 | For the last decade, I have watched the erosion within the judicial system concerning Children and Family Services’ child protection department. With few options, low budgets and stringent timeline laws, more single mothers and families are being...

Young White men in crisis: Race, gender link mass shooters

Young White men in crisis: Race, gender link mass shooters

Dec. 26 | The most recent massacre, the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, took the lives of six- and seven-year-olds. It has shaken our nation to its core. The enormity of this devastation is incalculable. There are the small coffins...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Dec. 26 | Ray Covington Fri., Dec. 28, 9:30 pm Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill 761 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., 612-338-8188 or www.bunkersmusic.com Cover is $7. Sat., Dec. 29, 9:30 pm: Chase and the Ovation:the music of Prince Cover is $7. Every Tues.,...

Twin Cities Black Film Festival founder on 10 years of stars and screenings

Twin Cities Black Film Festival founder on 10 years of stars and screenings

Dec. 26 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   (l-r) Screenwriter Stacy Parshall-Jensen and Twin Cities Black Film Festival founder Natalie MorrowPhoto by Charles Hallman Ten years ago, Natalie Morrow wanted to establish an annual Black film screening event...

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Dec. 26 | WNBA Finals MVP Tamika CatchingsPhoto by Charles Hallman Two members of our MSR sports experts’ panel recently released their 2012 best sports stories. Nate Parham of Swish Appeal places at the top of his list the Indiana Fever winning the 2012...

Just the facts! A lack of diversity in Minnesota sports

Just the facts! A lack of diversity in Minnesota sports

Dec. 26 | I hope you had a great Christmas. This time of year grips me like you cannot imagine. It’s a time of joy and reflection. I have taken to social media at FitzBeatSr., my Twitter handle. No Facebook for me. Again I had the suspicion that hatred is...