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World AIDS Day and my community’s ongoing struggle

World AIDS Day and my community’s ongoing struggle

Dec. 18 | Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! President Obama conveyed hopeful remarks on World AIDS Day at George Washington University (GWU) in D.C. by vowing to continue efforts to combat the disease. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been to achieving the extraordinary:...

2014 elections: Black doom, or Black success, a personal decision

2014 elections: Black doom, or Black success, a personal decision

Dec. 18 | The voters have spoken and Americans placed their trust in Republicans by giving the party control over both the House and Senate in Washington. The 2014 elections appeared to be about trust, integrity, and which party (Democrats, or Republicans)...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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U.S. cops get away scott clean with taking Black life

U.S. cops get away scott clean with taking Black life

Dec. 13 | Police departments all over the country have opened outright war. It hasn’t been declared but that’s the nature of America’s new, improved racism. Back in the day, rabid dogs like George Wallace and Lincoln Rockwell came right out and said ”Ni**er.”...

A nation reviews racism

A nation reviews racism

Dec. 12 | Continued fallout from Ferguson   President Barack Obama convened a very high-powered meeting at the Eisenhower Building in Washington, D.C., Monday, December 1. Later that night, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed a packed congregation at a...

Courageous Rams’ stand on Mike Brown, Jr. deserves our respect, accolades

Courageous Rams’ stand on Mike Brown, Jr. deserves our respect, accolades

Dec. 12 | St. Louis Rams players Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook and Chris Givens, ought to be celebrated. Showing solidarity with the people who want to see justice done in the Mike Brown, Jr. murder was an act of courage. These brothers...

What I experienced working for the City of Minneapolis

What I experienced working for the City of Minneapolis

Dec. 10 | By Theodis A. Ray Guest Commentator I had been working with the City of Minneapolis for six years and 11 months before I was discharged on July 3, 2014. I started in solid waste in 2007, then went to utility billing in February 2008. I was a customer...

Ferguson: Are you surprised by the grand jury verdict?

Ferguson: Are you surprised by the grand jury verdict?

Dec. 6 | When Bob McCulloch, prosecutor for St. Louis County, MO. read his prepared “No indictment” statement regarding Officer Darren Wilson, he confirmed what we longtime fighters in the civil rights struggle saw coming: no indictment of Wilson for his...

Ferguson, MO case proves criminal justice system is morally bankrupt

Ferguson, MO case proves criminal justice system is morally bankrupt

Dec. 6 | By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator To understand why the grand jury in Missouri failed to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, we need know a little legal history: Dred Scott...

Star Tribune, stop profiling Somali community  as terrorists

Star Tribune, stop profiling Somali community as terrorists

Dec. 5 | In October, the New York Times reported that the Justice Department “prosecuted only five people from 2011 to 2013 for the crime of attempting to travel abroad to aid terrorists.” This “only five” number is a nation number and not a Minnesota...