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Leaders need education and experience

Leaders need education and experience

Nov. 15 |             Have we become more politically astute where education does not count? There appears to be more persons appointed as department heads etc. in many jobs when they don’t have any training and/or education...

German profit, Minnesota failure

German profit, Minnesota failure

Nov. 15 | Many questions surround Vikings stadium transparent roof   KSTP, Channel 5, on November 3, 2014, reported the results of its six-month investigation into the transparent (see-through) material to make up 60 percent of the new Vikings stadium...

Old-school teaching methods were effective in even the poorest districts

Old-school teaching methods were effective in even the poorest districts

Nov. 14 |             By Jimmie Hollis Guest Commentator Today’s public schools are the subject of a lot of debate and controversy all across America. There is a great deal that does need fixing, but the problems are not, as...

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

Nov. 12 | Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to email...

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...