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The torch has been passed

The torch has been passed

Jun. 19 | The passing of Chokwe Lumumba, William Worthy, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Elombe Braath, Sam Greenlee and Vincent Harding in the last few months marks a turning of the page for Black people in this country. If you don’t know the history and the...

Black Fathers

Black Fathers

Jun. 18 | By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator     It takes courage and sacrifice to raise a family. To Black fathers in Minnesota and across America, Happy Father’s Day. It’s a great privilege to be a father, especially a Black father with so...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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U.S convinces itself that some killing is OK

U.S convinces itself that some killing is OK

Jun. 17 | Does the U.S. government believe that it is acceptable to encourage and assist the Yemen government in their killing of citizens with drone strikes, since due process is not real popular or prevalent in Yemen, that this is all that is needed or not...

It’s election year again and nobody cares

It’s election year again and nobody cares

Jun. 16 | By Ezekiel Caligiuri Guest Commentator         First in a series     When the 14th Amendment of the Constitution was enacted, it was supposed to grant all persons “born or naturalized” in the United States as citizens....

Desecrating Maya Angelou’s funeral

Desecrating Maya Angelou’s funeral

Jun. 15 | When news circulated that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, was planning to protest the “home-going” service of our nation’s most beloved citizen, poet, author, civil rights activist, and sister-sage to us all, Dr. Maya...

The tragedy of guns in the streets

The tragedy of guns in the streets

Jun. 12 | Another senseless death   Maya Angelou passed May 28. She had her finger “on the pulse of morning.” She had her “caged bird” sing a prayer of freedom to rise above the “bitter, twisted lies” people of color must contend with, for,...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Surprise! Climate change is real

Surprise! Climate change is real

Jun. 5 | Why Minnesota communities of color should take action                 By Karen Monahan and Nikki Silverstri Guest Commentators   This week, the White House released the National Climate Assessment (NCA)...