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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...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Somali growth is a Democrat nightmare

Somali growth is a Democrat nightmare

Feb. 26 | I want to take this moment to recognize the Somali brothers and sisters for arriving in Minneapolis, not making excuses, working hard and learning Minneapolis politics. Many of you underestimated the intellect of our Somali brothers and sisters to...

When bribery and corruption causes death!

When bribery and corruption causes death!

Feb. 26 | In the deaths of five children in North Minneapolis   On Saturday, February 15, 2014, Minneapolis Fire Department units rushed to a blazing and fatal fire at 2818 Colfax Avenue, North. Five beautiful, precious and innocent children lost their lives....

Free CeCe may not reach intended target: the narrow minded

Free CeCe may not reach intended target: the narrow minded

Feb. 26 | CeCe McDonald walked out of St. Cloud State Penitentiary a free woman on January 13, after serving 19 months of a 41-month sentence. She will be under court supervision for the remainder of the sentence. McDonald, a transgender woman, was sent to...

If Black people build it, the rest will come

If Black people build it, the rest will come

Feb. 26 |             By Leonard R. Daniel, Jr. Contributing Writer    Being born Black and American is a metaphysical dilemma I haven’t conquered yet, nor do I have the desire to do so. What I do dream of conquering is...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Feed the children

Feed the children

Feb. 19 | Anybody with half a brain — or rather half a heart — knows that the U.S. is not what it portends to be, not even close. But the hypocrisy kind of rolls along as the worst of this very inhumane system posing as the best that humanity has to offer...

A reappointment that is a mistake

A reappointment that is a mistake

Feb. 19 | Velma Korbel to again head Dept. of Civil Rights   Velma Korbel’s reappointment by newly elected Mayor Betsy Hodges to continue as Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) director is a huge mistake that nonetheless exposes the city culture...