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A letter to Black men in America

A letter to Black men in America

Jul. 12 |               By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator   There are a set of rules that go with being intelligent. Black men of America, wake up and smell the funk of failures. The bad taste in our minds and mouths...

This week’s cartoon

This week’s cartoon

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The need for a new Lillian Anthony

The need for a new Lillian Anthony

Jul. 8 | First director of Minneapolis Civil Rights Department  This column provides a timeline to further understand our discussion of the failure of the Civil Rights Department and Commission, including that of current director, Velma Korbel (hence our...

Presbyterian Church crawling toward marriage equality

Presbyterian Church crawling toward marriage equality

Jul. 6 | Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon their 221st General Assembly, when Presbyterians voted to amend its constitution’s (The Book of Order) definition of marriage from “a man and a woman”...

Money is the reason incarceration policies won’t change

Money is the reason incarceration policies won’t change

Jul. 5 |  By Naomi Gaines Contributing Writer I am writing in response to the editorial piece by Lowell Oates entitled “Questions for Commissioner of Corrections Tom Roy.” It was in the issue May 29 — June 4, 2014. I know I’m not the one you were...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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The Department of Corrections may end the Power of People

The Department of Corrections may end the Power of People

Jul. 3 | Prisoners who lack a positive purpose in life or believe there isn’t any opportunity to pursue their purpose, often possess a “nothing to lose” attitude. These men pose a terrible danger to prison staff, other prisoners, and the community they...

On hating evil

On hating evil

Jul. 1 |   As I heard folks say that they hated the Miami Heat (and some people decided to tell me about basketball who I didn’t know even followed the game), I couldn’t help but think that we could sure use this amount of “hatin” and passion...

Home-remodeling junkies claim sustainability

Home-remodeling junkies claim sustainability

Jun. 30 |             It’s nice to see that the Spokesman has a Green page. The May 25th Star Tribune “homes” section features three local homes as examples of “green living” in a “Style & Sustainability” article....

Velma Korbel must go!

Velma Korbel must go!

Jun. 28 | Resignation must be submitted immediately   It is not often that a Minneapolis City Agency Department Director receives separate, negative stories in the Star Tribune on the same day, reporting incompetence and belligerent leadership. Velma Korbel...