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End Minnesota’s high prison phone rates

End Minnesota’s high prison phone rates

Mar. 13 |   By Dr. Artika R. Tyner Guest Commentator   In Minnesota, 15,000 children are losing contact with a mother or father in prison due to the extremely high cost of prison phone calls. The cost for one 15-minute collect phone call from a prison...

National Urban League endorses common core state standards — Here’s why (part one)

National Urban League endorses common core state standards — Here’s why (part one)

Mar. 13 |             By Marc H. Morial Contributing Writer   “You can’t allow 15,000 school boards to home bake their own little standards subject to their own political pressures and think we are going to have international...

Inquiring minds!

Inquiring minds!

Mar. 13 |               1. Who owns the Sabathani Community Center Building? (W. 38th & 3rd Street) 2. Who owns the two Minneapolis Urban League Buildings? (corner of Plymouth and Penn Avenue N. and 38th St. and 4th Avenue) 3....

Why Every Black Woman — what?!

Why Every Black Woman — what?!

Mar. 13 | Dr. Nazaree Hines-Starr, PharmD , who wrote Why Every Black Woman Should Marry A Jewish Man, a brisk-selling book that has tongues wagging all over the Internet, is a (using the term loosely) Black woman who has lost her mind, what little she had...

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

Mar. 5 | Share:More

Bad religion and Arizona

Bad religion and Arizona

Mar. 5 | The sign read “No religion should be for discrimination.” That about sums up my feeling about the proposed Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays because it’s against their religious beliefs. It was vetoed...

M.A. Mortenson not up to the task for an NFL stadium

M.A. Mortenson not up to the task for an NFL stadium

Mar. 5 | Construction manager track record in construction: junior varsity   In these columns a year ago, I called attention to the concerns making the Minnesota Vikings uncomfortable with the selection of M.A. Mortenson as construction manager for the...

Que(e)rying Michael Sam’s timing to come out

Que(e)rying Michael Sam’s timing to come out

Mar. 5 | When NBA center Jason Collins came out last year, it was the moment the professional sports world had been waiting for: a gay athlete currently playing in a major league who comes out publicly. And what many may not have known is that the professional...

Finding our heroes

Finding our heroes

Mar. 5 |   By Marquis Rollins Contributing Writer   One morning the other day as I prepared to eat my breakfast — Danish accompanied by a cup of well-prepared coffee — I stared at the journalists on the local news station as he talked on television...