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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...

AGH initiative promises to finally close MN Achievement Gap

AGH initiative promises to finally close MN Achievement Gap

Jul. 26 |   Satire is sometimes the best way for a writer to make a point, especially on topics that are simply so foolish as to invite a little constructive ridicule. Such is the case for the following commentary by MSR’s editor-in-chief. It originates...

Calling speech dialect ‘ignorant’  blocks Black learning

Calling speech dialect ‘ignorant’ blocks Black learning

Jul. 24 | Black children are harmed in first through seventh grades when language formed by listening to loved ones and community and their identity is said to be wrong by teachers. Black children develop this cognitive monitoring of speech. This makes Black...

An ‘all  knowing God’ loves  all equally

An ‘all knowing God’ loves all equally

Jul. 23 |           I was raised a Christian, as most of us were around here. One thing that stands out for me, was being taught that this God, was an “all knowing God.” Those who work in Washington may go to church because they...

We have not waved a white flag!

We have not waved a white flag!

Jul. 22 | Why do White and Black leaders assume the Black community has waved a white flag of submission? However, we do raise questions about what is being planned for us as if we had, as seen during the various “summit” decision meetings (see my columns...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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‘What is your fourth of July to me?’

‘What is your fourth of July to me?’

Jul. 18 | Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852 Oration delivered in Corinthian Hall   Fellow citizens: Pardon me, and allow me to ask why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national independence? Are the...

Why are Black boys/men demonized?

Why are Black boys/men demonized?

Jul. 16 |           By Kevin Reese Guest Commentator I was born in 1986 in the middle of the crack era. I was born into a world of uncertainty, a world of confusion, poverty, missed education, and in this world I got lost. Lucky for...

Police brutality: Black professors are fair game, too

Police brutality: Black professors are fair game, too

Jul. 15 |               By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   How could a minor jaywalking incident escalate into contentious police brutality vs. an assault felony case? The answer is simple. In the United States, the slightest...

A Civil Rights and faith leader passes from the American scene

A Civil Rights and faith leader passes from the American scene

Jul. 13 | As discussed last week, the Rev. Dr. Lillian Anthony was the first Director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department, appointed in late 1967 by then Mayor Arthur Naftalin. Dr. Anthony quietly passed from this life at her home in Louisville, Kentucky,...