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Archive for February, 2014

Civil rights report highlights across-the-board disparities

Civil rights report highlights across-the-board disparities

Feb. 26 | Education gaps, high incarceration strongly impacts Black unemployment   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The “intolerably high unemployment rates” for Blacks in Minnesota has been oft-discussed in recent years, but a new Minnesota...

White students’ discrimination complaints at MCTC create atmosphere of censorship

White students’ discrimination complaints at MCTC create atmosphere of censorship

Feb. 21 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Some believe that the administrative decision surrounding a Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) English professor who received a reprimand last year may have “far-reaching ramifications” for...

St. Cloud leaders embrace the area’s growing diversity

St. Cloud leaders embrace the area’s growing diversity

Feb. 20 | Acknowledging the city’s ‘devastating’ history may help it leave ugly past behind   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis admits that although his city has changed in recent years, the past can’t be ignored. During...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Feb. 19 |     Habib Koité and Bamada   Sun., Feb. 23, 7 pm   The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis   Go to www.thecedar.org or call   612-338-2674               Hannibal Buress Sat.,...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Feed the children

Feed the children

Feb. 19 | Anybody with half a brain — or rather half a heart — knows that the U.S. is not what it portends to be, not even close. But the hypocrisy kind of rolls along as the worst of this very inhumane system posing as the best that humanity has to offer...

A reappointment that is a mistake

A reappointment that is a mistake

Feb. 19 | Velma Korbel to again head Dept. of Civil Rights   Velma Korbel’s reappointment by newly elected Mayor Betsy Hodges to continue as Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) director is a huge mistake that nonetheless exposes the city culture...

The Constitution contains  roadmap to Black prosperity

The Constitution contains roadmap to Black prosperity

Feb. 19 |             By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator   When the United States Constitution was created, it was an instrument that was not enacted to advance people of color. People of color were never meant to benefit...

Black History Month: now more than ever

Black History Month: now more than ever

Feb. 19 |             By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.”...

‘I’ll Fly Away’: Soul singer Jayanthi Kyle uses her talent to comfort mourning families

‘I’ll Fly Away’: Soul singer Jayanthi Kyle uses her talent to comfort mourning families

Feb. 19 |     By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer   “There are funerals where they bring out a boombox and it’s so impersonal. It doesn’t honor or celebrate the person. It doesn’t touch souls the way live music can, the way a live human...
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