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New developments in Ferguson, MO

New developments in Ferguson, MO

Sep. 21 | New witnesses come forward   There are efforts being made to draw America’s attention away from Ferguson, Missouri in St. Louis County and the recent police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. White media is attempting to distract...

‘Green insiders’ club shuts out people of color

‘Green insiders’ club shuts out people of color

Sep. 20 | Why decades of promises to diversify fall short in mainstream environmental movement A report released late July finds that although people of color now account for more than a third of the U.S. population, they have not broken the “green ceiling”...

Can marijuana be a new ‘NORML’ for Black Minnesotans?

Can marijuana be a new ‘NORML’ for Black Minnesotans?

Sep. 20 | Local activist says legalization could benefit African Americans   The new buzz around town is around the legalization of marijuana. People are discussing both medical and personal use. I had a sit-down conversation with a local community leader...

WNBA season wrap-up: More than great players needed to raise ratings

WNBA season wrap-up: More than great players needed to raise ratings

Sep. 20 |               Was the just-completed 2014 WNBA campaign, where only three of 12 clubs finished with winning records, a step back competitively speaking? “I’m not worried about that,” said President Laurel...

Ceremonial signing for Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee

Ceremonial signing for Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee

Sep. 20 |                 A ceremony commemorating the lives of Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee was held at the Minneapolis Urban League in North Minneapolis Sept. 13. Judy Schreiner and Roger Clark were among the attendees...

Over one-quarter of Black households struggle with hunger, gov’t report says

Over one-quarter of Black households struggle with hunger, gov’t report says

Sep. 19 | The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealed that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013. Households headed by Black non-Hispanics were higher than the national average with a food insecurity rate of 26.1 percent. The figures...

Corporate tax inversions: unpatriotic?

Corporate tax inversions: unpatriotic?

Sep. 19 | Some argue taxpayer-funded benefits  without investment   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer Walgreens, Burger King and Medtronic all have made headlines recently — the kind of headlines that created public relations nightmares for the companies....

Minnesota African Taskforce Against Ebola created

Minnesota African Taskforce Against Ebola created

Sep. 19 | Two hundred medical volunteers being recruited for West Africa   By Issa A. Mansaray Contributing Writer As the number of Ebola cases in West Africa continue to increase to more than 2,000 according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Minnesota...

DeLaSalle’s Jarvis Johnson follows family college sports legacy

DeLaSalle’s Jarvis Johnson follows family college sports legacy

Sep. 19 |               North’s Keyon Thomas scores one of his two touchdowns. While DeLaSalle guard JARVIS JOHNSON, the state’s top recruit and three-time Class 3A champion, was announcing that he would sign to attend...

Is the Civil Rights Movement dead?

Is the Civil Rights Movement dead?

Sep. 19 | By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator Recently I read an essay written in 1967 by notable author Alice Walker entitled “Is the Civil Rights Movement Dead,” from her book entitled In Search of Our Mothers Gardens. As I read this piece, I was compelled...