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Green energy can end African famine

Green energy can end African famine

Nov. 9 | By Mohamed S. Idris Guest Commentator While Ebola occupies the world’s attention, a humanitarian crisis is quickly unfolding in Somalia. In August, the Somali federal government declared famine in several regions. The rain necessary for food arrived...

Poor timing, dishonest reporting mark Star Tribune MPD coverage

Poor timing, dishonest reporting mark Star Tribune MPD coverage

Nov. 8 | Story leaves out racist history behind captains’ lawsuit   “Demoted police captains sue Minneapolis chief,” is the Star Tribune October 28, 2014 headline, by David Chennen, discussing a lawsuit filed by five former MPD (Minneapolis Police Department)...

Ebola: Fight the disease, not the victims

Ebola: Fight the disease, not the victims

Nov. 7 | By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Guest Commentator The spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa is a global health emergency. Countries around the world must join together to mobilize the resources; build the isolation units; supply the medicine, doctors,...

Confronting echoes of the AIDS hysteria as we battle Ebola

Confronting echoes of the AIDS hysteria as we battle Ebola

Nov. 6 | Exactly a decade ago this month I received an email flagged as urgent from Monrovia, Liberia. It was from Lee Johnson, then coordinator of Liberian Youths Against HIV/AIDS: “Presently, the HIV/AIDS scourge is deeply eating into the fabric of our...

A letter to my people

A letter to my people

Nov. 2 |               By Josie Johnson Contributing Writer My dear community, I am writing to you again because we must vote on November 4, 2014. We must vote on many issues that are important to our community. The November...

Somali Americans criminalized based on race, religion

Somali Americans criminalized based on race, religion

Nov. 1 | United States Attorney Andy Luger, while speaking at the Brian Coyle Community Center about the “recruitment of local youth into extremist groups (Star Tribune, Sept. 9, 2014), told the crowd that “quashing the discrimination Somalis face here...

Sheriff Richard W. Stanek has earned another term

Sheriff Richard W. Stanek has earned another term

Oct. 30 | Police departments and the heads of those departments across the country are under scrutiny. Minnesota has a rare example of a chief law enforcement officer who has worked very hard at perfecting community policing: Sheriff Richard W. Stanick, who...

Thomas Eric Duncan: turned away because of a lack of insurance, lack of priority

Thomas Eric Duncan: turned away because of a lack of insurance, lack of priority

Oct. 22 | Thomas Eric Duncan didn’t necessarily have to die. Yes, he had Ebola and yes, it’s deadly, but Mr. Duncan wasn’t given every opportunity to live. The Dallas hospital continues to tell people there was some kind of mix up and they don’t know...

Thomas Eric Duncan, a man denied

Thomas Eric Duncan, a man denied

Oct. 22 |  Another American tragedy of medical apartheid   The name Thomas Eric Duncan will forever live in the annals of American medical history. He has two “firsts” no one wants: the first to die of Ebola in the United States and the first Black...

Obama: “I’m da man up in here”

Obama: “I’m da man up in here”

Oct. 20 | Obama is flexing his executive-power muscle, letting both Democrats and Republicans know he is the man up in the White House with what Obama calls the do-nothing Congress. The Democrats do not want to support Obama during an election year on his controversial...
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