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St. Cloud: Getting its mind right on racism

St. Cloud: Getting its mind right on racism

Sep. 22 | By Myrle B. Cooper  Guest Commentator Many may remember the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967). Strother Martin played the snide Capt’n/captain of a southern prison road gang. Paul Newman played Luke, a prisoner who created his own problems. Capt’n...

New developments in Ferguson, MO

New developments in Ferguson, MO

Sep. 21 | New witnesses come forward   There are efforts being made to draw America’s attention away from Ferguson, Missouri in St. Louis County and the recent police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. White media is attempting to distract...

Is the Civil Rights Movement dead?

Is the Civil Rights Movement dead?

Sep. 19 | By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator Recently I read an essay written in 1967 by notable author Alice Walker entitled “Is the Civil Rights Movement Dead,” from her book entitled In Search of Our Mothers Gardens. As I read this piece, I was compelled...

Police violence and Black violence are not the same

Police violence and Black violence are not the same

Sep. 18 | Stop saying that it is   It seems that nearly every time Black people gather to protest the latest killing of a Black person by an arm of the state — the police — some well-meaning, and not-so-well-meaning, Black folks get up and criticize...

Palestinians also have the right to defend themselves

Palestinians also have the right to defend themselves

Sep. 14 | The “right to defend yourself” is a bit slippery, a little tricky, because most of the time those with the most lethal violence are the ones left standing, left alive, left with a voice, and they use their voice to write history books, claiming...

We are the answer

We are the answer

Sep. 13 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Commentator Reading the article “Another Long Summer” (MSR, July 17, 2014) by Charles Hallman, it seems that everyone has an answer on how to solve the problem of violence in the community. What became very clear...

Ferguson and Homeland Security: Are they intertwined?

Ferguson and Homeland Security: Are they intertwined?

Sep. 12 | As we watch closely the events in Ferguson and greater St. Louis County, Missouri, we are disturbed to hear Democrats and Republicans say it is somehow related to the threat to America’s national security, as if Ferguson represents the beginning...

The political terrain of anti-Black policing

The political terrain of anti-Black policing

Sep. 11 |   By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator Black bodies have been made to signify criminality, a threat and a menace to society by the American government at all levels. It logically follows that these bodies (male, female, young, and old) will be harshly...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Vikings win — again

Vikings win — again

Sep. 7 | Wilfs save stadium — again   Did you cheer the Vikings paying $50 million more toward stadium costs? Jeer instead the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), state legislature and city council that created this mess. The Minneapolis...