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Stadium update

Stadium update

Aug. 13 | Is 34 percent minority participation goal being met?   As Vikings fly up and down the field in training camp, our City Council is concerned about birds flying into the Viking Stadium glass walls. Why? They were unconcerned about letting stadium tax...

Permanent residency

Permanent residency

Aug. 13 |           This letter is in response to Don Allen’s “Has Obama failed?” (MSR July 24-30, 2014)   Many Black Americans were disenfranchised and seeking entitlement when Barack Obama went into office in 2008 and...

Minnesota injustice

Minnesota injustice

Aug. 13 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer Conclusion of a two-part column Last week, four of six facts of innocence, this week the concluding two. Fifth, my appeals attorney Michael Davis, was informed of all the above facts [in last week’s column]...

Time for change on Hennepin board

Time for change on Hennepin board

Aug. 13 | By Don Allen Guest Commentator    For 160 years, since it’s beginning, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners has never included an African American. This is telling in itself on how community members are ignored by big government. We,...

The real immigration story

The real immigration story

Aug. 13 | For nearly 400 years, since 1620, the dark secret of American immigration has been its policies detrimental to Blacks (Black Africans, Black Cubans, Black Caribbeans). Most slaves to North America arrived through the Caribbean. We see this dark secret...

Minnesota injustice

Minnesota injustice

Aug. 12 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer   I am looking for a lawyer, community leader, and/or activist that will pursue justice or help correct injustice without fear and be willing to be courageous in uncovering the truth because everyone I have...

Metropolitan Council may fall short on opportunity for racial equity

Metropolitan Council may fall short on opportunity for racial equity

Aug. 11 |   The Met Council and the City of Minneapolis announced early last month that they have reached a deal on the Southwest Light Rail project. With continued promises by the Metropolitan Council to address persistent racial and economic disparities...

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

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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...