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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...

A White man’s reaction to Ferguson, and an important Thanksgiving message

A White man’s reaction to Ferguson, and an important Thanksgiving message

Dec. 4 |               By Alan Fine Guest Commentator My name is Alan Fine. I was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2006. I have been a faculty member at the Carlson School of Management for nearly 20 years now. For six summer...

Cosby still the darling of the right?

Cosby still the darling of the right?

Nov. 28 | By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Guest Commentator In May 2004, comedian, social critic, and philanthropist Bill Cosby took the stage at Constitution Hall in his hometown of Philadelphia. It was a gala commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme...

Channel 11’s Randy Shaver says North High is unworthy

Channel 11’s Randy Shaver says North High is unworthy

Nov. 27 | Randy Shaver is wrong. He nominated North High Polars’ coach, Charles Adams III, for the Coach of the Year Award. Then, after the loss to Dawson-Boyd in the Minnesota State High School League championship series, Randy Shaver texted Coach Adams...

National Urban League finds Black parents support Common Core State Standards

National Urban League finds Black parents support Common Core State Standards

Nov. 27 |   By Marc Morial  Guest Commentator “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.”  — Mary McLeod Bethune This week, the...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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St. Cloud: ‘placemaking’ and  ‘right sizing’ propaganda

St. Cloud: ‘placemaking’ and ‘right sizing’ propaganda

Nov. 23 |               By Myrle B. Cooper  Contributing Commentator  Despite frantically hiring the Lakota Group and Next Communications public relations agencies to divert attention from St. Cloud, Minnesota’s reputation...

KSTP and Pointergate: not as surprising as we want to believe

KSTP and Pointergate: not as surprising as we want to believe

Nov. 22 | KSTP’s outrageous Pointergate story has caused quite the stir on the Internet. Daily Kos called it the most racist piece of journalism in 2014. I think it fits right in with the stories that suggest that Black people are going to riot if there isn’t...

Election 2014 — Republicans take control of Congress: How?

Election 2014 — Republicans take control of Congress: How?

Nov. 21 | With Republicans taking control of Congress, questions raised in Black America include: Is Barack Obama unpopular because of what he and his administration have done, because of the color of his skin, or both? Democrats say voters voted against their...