Inspired by TV One’s Unsung series, this multi-part MSR series shines a well-deserved spotlight on individual or group accomplishments that unfortunately have been overlooked, or perhaps even “forgotten.” This week the spotlight is on veteran sports journalist Mark Gray. ESPN Radio last month celebrated its 25th year anniversary. It was launched on January 1, 1992 with 16 … [Read more...]
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News Analysis Marquita Butler, brand new to the Brooklyn Center City Council, seems less an elected politician than a committed community activist. “It was never an aspiration of mine to run for public office or make a career out of it,” says Butler. “I simply saw many things in my community that I would like to see changed and not enough of people that look … [Read more...]
A “stronger bridge” between the community and currently incarcerated persons, besides their families, is badly needed. This was the overall message last weekend at North High School at the August 20 BRIDGE event. Around 250 persons — adults and children — attended BRIDGE Families Convening, sponsored by BRIDGE, a group of currently incarcerated persons, their families, and … [Read more...]
A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. “We’ll work from inside to improve what’s outside so that there’s a fair chance for us when we come out” — Unnamed inmate from Lino Lakes One in four people in the United States has a criminal record. (As shocking as that may be, it’s a … [Read more...]
Early Sunday morning en route to church, a Black woman mournfully asked, “Did you know about Dennis Green? It’s sad.” The unnamed woman affirmed how many local Blacks and others felt when the news broke Friday, July 22 that Green died at age 67 of cardiac arrest. This reporter thereafter trolled the web and other media for “good things” said and written about the Minnesota … [Read more...]