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This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

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Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Jun. 19 | Current events: discrimination against persons with disabilities still alive and well What do I know for sure about people with disabilities? We desire to be treated fairly and equitably in all aspects of our lives. We desire the playing field to...

Franklin case goes to county  attorney, then Grand Jury — Will another Grand Jury sanction police  shootings of young Blacks?

Franklin case goes to county attorney, then Grand Jury — Will another Grand Jury sanction police shootings of young Blacks?

Jun. 19 |     The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) announced two weeks ago that they had completed the investigation into the shooting of T.T. Franklin and forwarded their findings to the Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman. The Star Tribune...

Trayvon, we failed you once, but we  will never fail  you again!

Trayvon, we failed you once, but we will never fail you again!

Jun. 19 |     By Michael Skolnik Guest Commentator   We didn’t mourn with the family from the church pews when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was sent to his homecoming with God. We had not yet heard of his name. We couldn’t stop the one shot...

Pride events unite us in a common struggle for equality

Pride events unite us in a common struggle for equality

Jun. 19 |     Black Pride reaffirms our identity. And it dances to a different beat. What started out in Washington, D.C. in 1990 as the only Black Gay Pride event in the country has grown to over 35 gatherings nationwide. Each year, celebrations...

Zero-tolerance discipline policies: a failing idea

Zero-tolerance discipline policies: a failing idea

Jun. 19 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   Many school children in America are on summer break right now, but here’s a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation’s schools that’s just for grownups: • Would you suspend...

Only Ones on the volleyball court learn to live with being different

Only Ones on the volleyball court learn to live with being different

Jun. 19 |       This column, over the past two weeks, has focused on the trials of being an Only One — the only African American — as a reporter in the media booth and as baseball players on the field. This week we conclude our Only One...

NBA Finals — Spurs lead 3-2

NBA Finals — Spurs lead 3-2

Jun. 19 |     SAN ANTONIO — One day the San Antonio Spurs will finally receive the credit they so richly deserve. The Spurs’ big three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have won 457 games together — fifth best all-time as a trio....

Top prep hoopsters vie for All-Star Classic honors

Top prep hoopsters vie for All-Star Classic honors

Jun. 19 |   The 20th Annual Inner City All-Star Classic (ICASC), a basketball event held at the University of St. Thomas last Sunday, was certainly one to remember. The event featured the top girls and boys prep basketball players from the Class of 2013.   Girls’...

Torii Hunter: father first, friend second  — and champion athlete

Torii Hunter: father first, friend second — and champion athlete

Jun. 19 |     Torii Hunter hit his 300th career home run last Sunday in Minnesota for Detroit. While almost every other reporter chatted him up on his historic feat, this reporter instead asked Hunter about being a Black father on Father’s Day....