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Johnson prep star now playing for Arizona State

Johnson prep star now playing for Arizona State

Jul. 29 | Former Johnson High School basketball star ROOSEVELT SCOTT is on the 2014-15 men’s basketball roster at Arizona State University. The 6’-4” Scott, who last year averaged 17.5 points per game for Indian Hills Community College, led his team...

Minnesota Fringe Festival presents 169 shows in Minneapolis

Minnesota Fringe Festival presents 169 shows in Minneapolis

Jul. 29 | The Midwest’s largest performing arts festival opens July 31   MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Midwest’s largest performing arts festival, opens July 31 in 19 venues around Minneapolis. The festival will play host to 169 shows...

Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

Jul. 29 | It’s especially important that Black men over 40 discuss this with their doctor   African American men are 65 percent more likely than Caucasian men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. Additionally, African American...

Has Obama failed?

Has Obama failed?

Jul. 29 | By Don Allen Guest Commentator   As a card-carrying member of the Republican Party, I have to honestly say President Obama has not really failed. There are powers greater than him that still follow the political White-patriarchal system of checks...

Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive

Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive

Jul. 29 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last week, part one of this story described how Crosswinds, a special Integration District school created by the settlement of a 1990s NAACP lawsuit to end segregation in Minnesota, was nearly taken over...

2014 WNBA All-Star game photos II

2014 WNBA All-Star game photos II

Jul. 28 | More photos from the 2014 WNBA All-Star game All photos by Charles Hallman ...

Heroin Town Hall July 31

Heroin Town Hall July 31

Jul. 28 | By Rich Stanek Guest Commentator Dear Residents, On July 31, at 6:30 pm, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Bishop Richard D. Howell Jr. and Minneapolis faith leaders, will host a town hall meeting at Shiloh Temple International...

Removing toxic chemicals from the environment requires new emission limits

Removing toxic chemicals from the environment requires new emission limits

Jul. 28 |               The costs for small businesses to comply could be ‘enormous’   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Many people are talking lately about the numerous disparities in Minnesota between the White...

One desegregation lawsuit not enough

One desegregation lawsuit not enough

Jul. 28 | Minnesota’s about to be sued again for school segregation   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In about 1995, Minneapolis attorney Daniel Shulman was lead counsel in the landmark Minnesota class action court case Minneapolis Branch of...

The federal poverty line grossly underestimates actual U.S. poverty

The federal poverty line grossly underestimates actual U.S. poverty

Jul. 28 | By alternative measures, close to half the country could be defined as ‘economically insecure’  In 2001, the NBC award-winning drama series The West Wing aired an episode in which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed a new “poverty...