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African American sisters aging with HIV and co-morbidities

African American sisters aging with HIV and co-morbidities

Aug. 7 | Imani (not her real name) was 32 when she contracted HIV. Surrounded by sister-friends who died from the virus, Imani did not expect to reach middle age. Now in her fifth decade of life, Imani has new and multiple challenges. She self-manages her...

My Brother’s Keeper destroys Black male mentoring movement

My Brother’s Keeper destroys Black male mentoring movement

Aug. 6 | By Phillip Jackson Guest Commentator The White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative is destroying the Black male mentoring movement in America — decades-long work to save Black boys. Virtually all of the small, community-based agencies that...

Co-ops are not for poor people

Co-ops are not for poor people

Aug. 5 |   Let’s be clear on one thing, the true working poor, the unemployed poor, poor people, do not shop at our local co-op grocery stores. Seward Co-op can go on and on about their mission to bring healthy food to the inner city, but if you really...

MPD and MFD in trouble

MPD and MFD in trouble

Aug. 4 | Racial balance is being lost   The facts of the last 40 years reveal Minnesota is not, when it comes to African Americans, liberal and progressive. It is illiberal and regressive, openly and defiantly not complying with federal or local civil rights...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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The violence just won’t go away

The violence just won’t go away

Jul. 30 | Mpls, Indianapolis and Chicago at the crossroad   “Murderapolis continues to flourish” was our column headline, September 26, 2011. We, as Chicago, Indianapolis, and other cities, are at a crossroads: Choose between the protection and prosperity...

Has Obama failed?

Has Obama failed?

Jul. 29 | By Don Allen Guest Commentator   As a card-carrying member of the Republican Party, I have to honestly say President Obama has not really failed. There are powers greater than him that still follow the political White-patriarchal system of checks...

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...