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This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

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Recent rulings an attempt to restore confidence in the system

Recent rulings an attempt to restore confidence in the system

Aug. 22 |       The recent decision by a judge to limit New York City’s Stop and Frisk program, which targeted Black and Brown New Yorkers, and the decision to reduce crack sentences were neither coincidental nor accidental. The folks that...

“We didn’t know!” Really?

“We didn’t know!” Really?

Aug. 22 | Everybody pretends ignorance or amnesia on Zygi’s dealings   Many intelligent, knowledgeable people purposefully said they were surprised by the 21-year-old court ruling against the Wilfs, owners of the Minnesota Vikings. Really? Why do they...

Blacks need to realize the dream of unity

Blacks need to realize the dream of unity

Aug. 22 |         By Jessica Wright Contributing Writer   Martin Luther King Jr., the Black Panther party, Emmett Till, Malcolm X, our very own Tycel Nelson and now Trayvon Martin. All of these African American men, along with women,...

Training doesn’t cure racism

Training doesn’t cure racism

Aug. 22 |       Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau tells us “This is not who we are.” Then who are you? Officers are caught being racist and all that happens to them is they get suspended with pay. They are not punished; they are rewarded...

Keith stands his ground — but for what?

Keith stands his ground — but for what?

Aug. 22 |       Lesli was getting a roll going. He knew he wasn’t going to get a word in edgewise. Not that he had done very much when he had the chance to speak. She stopped roaming around the living room — the way she kept scanning the...

Detroit: down but not out

Detroit: down but not out

Aug. 22 | Detroit News journalist says of Chapter 7, “It’s simply a regrouping”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Contrary to recent reports, after filing for bankruptcy protection last month, Detroit is still alive and well. According to some...

March on Washington – 50 years later

March on Washington – 50 years later

Aug. 22 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. set the stage for the environmental justice movement   I  was not alive August 28, 1963. The March on Washington was held 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and eight years to the date of the lynching...

U of M takes on Minnesota’s school achievement gap

U of M takes on Minnesota’s school achievement gap

Aug. 21 | Goal includes more teachers of color, more ‘partnering’   By Lauretta Dawolo Towns Contributing Writer   Jean QuamPhoto courtesy of U of M Last week, we spoke with the leadership of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and...

Mpls to celebrate March on Washington’s 50th Anniversary

Mpls to celebrate March on Washington’s 50th Anniversary

Aug. 21 | Twin Cities residents organize ‘March to Close the Gaps’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Tracine AsberryMSR file photo The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington will be recognized with a day of activities Saturday, August...
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