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Mayors pledge racial equity

Mayors pledge racial equity

Aug. 14 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Twin Cities could be the nation’s best example for racial equity — so pledge the mayors of the state’s two largest municipalities. In welcoming the estimated 500-plus attendees at the August 5-6 “Convening...

All-Star Youth Basketball Clinic

All-Star Youth Basketball Clinic

Aug. 13 |   All photos by Charles Hallman ...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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On calling for calm while our people suffer

On calling for calm while our people suffer

Aug. 13 | I have to admit I hate for folks to tell me to calm down, because if I am not calm it’s usually for a good reason and I am upset at some grave injustice. There are times when I am not quite calm. I found it odd and maddening that so-called leaders...

Stadium update

Stadium update

Aug. 13 | Is 34 percent minority participation goal being met?   As Vikings fly up and down the field in training camp, our City Council is concerned about birds flying into the Viking Stadium glass walls. Why? They were unconcerned about letting stadium tax...

Permanent residency

Permanent residency

Aug. 13 |           This letter is in response to Don Allen’s “Has Obama failed?” (MSR July 24-30, 2014)   Many Black Americans were disenfranchised and seeking entitlement when Barack Obama went into office in 2008 and...

Minnesota injustice

Minnesota injustice

Aug. 13 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer Conclusion of a two-part column Last week, four of six facts of innocence, this week the concluding two. Fifth, my appeals attorney Michael Davis, was informed of all the above facts [in last week’s column]...

Time for change on Hennepin board

Time for change on Hennepin board

Aug. 13 | By Don Allen Guest Commentator    For 160 years, since it’s beginning, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners has never included an African American. This is telling in itself on how community members are ignored by big government. We,...

Black aces remember how it was

Black aces remember how it was

Aug. 13 | A major league pitcher today, even if he barely completes the minimum five innings, pitches a “quality start.” “Back in our day,” says Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who pitched four of his 14 big-league seasons (1958-1971) for the Minnesota Twins...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Aug. 13 |   Earth, Wind & Fire Thu., Aug. 14, 8 pm Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Go to www.mysticlake.com     Guitar Shorty Sat., Aug. 16, 9 pm Pizza Lucé Downtown, 119 4th St. N., Minneapolis Go to http://pizzaluce.com         Summer...