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St. Cloud: Mayor’s racism apology was damage control-driven, not remorse

St. Cloud: Mayor’s racism apology was damage control-driven, not remorse

Aug. 24 |               By Myrle B. Cooper and Michael A. Davis Guest Commentators   Last January, St. Cloud mayor Dave Kleis admitted in belated, childish and insultingly simplistic terms the community’s well-documented...

Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Aug. 22 | Mike Brown is dead. The Ferguson police took their time in giving up the killer, Darren Wilson. But we know the name of his accomplice. So we know who and what killed Mike Brown. It was the political, economic, social system called capitalism. It...

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with  parallels to Minneapolis

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with parallels to Minneapolis

Aug. 22 | Michael Brown, August 9, 2014, 18 years old, to start college in two days, unarmed. Instead: stopped by police while walking on a Ferguson, MO street, suburb of St. Louis, he was shot and killed. Rioting, burning, and looting followed: “…like...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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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,...