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State changes needed to enforce equal opportunity laws

State changes needed to enforce equal opportunity laws

Oct. 9 | Governor must act to ensure equity   By Laurie A. Stoffer-Steiger Guest Commentator   Billions of dollars flow through Minnesota State agencies and fund employment for thousands of individuals who perform essential public services. Yet,...

If the Civil Rights move is dead, what did we gain from it?

If the Civil Rights move is dead, what did we gain from it?

Oct. 4 | By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator “The movement is dead to the white man because it no longer interests him, and it no longer interests him because he can afford to be uninterested. He does not have to live by it, for it, or with it, as Negroes...

Donald Sterling’s payback for Black sports professionals

Donald Sterling’s payback for Black sports professionals

Oct. 3 | I have to put this issue into a new perspective allowing some of you to understand something that only I am capable of realizing and informing my readers. “Don’t bring Black people to the games. I support them by giving them food and clothing.”...

Stench of death in Minneapolis

Stench of death in Minneapolis

Oct. 2 | 13 shot, four fatally, in five-day period The stench of death hangs over Minneapolis. Between September 16 and 21, at least 13 young African American men, were shot — four of them fatally — with a fifth death from the Bar shooting of August 9,...

NFL commissioner missed his chance to stand up to sponsor bullies

NFL commissioner missed his chance to stand up to sponsor bullies

Oct. 1 | By Alvin Brown Guest Commentator When someone works for a company and a criminal charge is brought against them by an outside party, usually most companies stand by that employee until they’ve had their day in court. The days of “grab a rope and...

Terror stories toothless

Terror stories toothless

Sep. 28 | Including the Sunday, September 7, 2014 front-page story, the Star Tribune has run more front page Sunday “terror” articles on local Somalis going to the Middle East to fight than the actual number of young men and women who have gone to fight. How...

Peterson, Rice and the NFL

Peterson, Rice and the NFL

Sep. 26 | The controversies continue     The media focus on the NFL’s Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice hide ideologies for bashing the NFL and its wealthy Black males. Let’s be clear about four things. I don’t condone: 1. Any kind of abuse, physical...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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178 days and counting

178 days and counting

Sep. 24 | Ebola crisis: U.S aid late coming   The Ebola epidemic brings us folks in the U.S. face to face with some stark realities about what we value. Let’s be clear, it is an epidemic. According to the World Health Organization there have been 4,300 cases...

Black children are beloved and beaten

Black children are beloved and beaten

Sep. 24 | ”Beloved and beaten” is a phrase that best depicts how many African American children — past and present — are disciplined. It is an authoritative type of African American parenting discipline style that is painfully revered. Yet, in too many...