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NFL commissioner missed his chance to stand up to sponsor bullies

NFL commissioner missed his chance to stand up to sponsor bullies

Oct. 1 | By Alvin Brown Guest Commentator When someone works for a company and a criminal charge is brought against them by an outside party, usually most companies stand by that employee until they’ve had their day in court. The days of “grab a rope and...

Terror stories toothless

Terror stories toothless

Sep. 28 | Including the Sunday, September 7, 2014 front-page story, the Star Tribune has run more front page Sunday “terror” articles on local Somalis going to the Middle East to fight than the actual number of young men and women who have gone to fight. How...

Peterson, Rice and the NFL

Peterson, Rice and the NFL

Sep. 26 | The controversies continue     The media focus on the NFL’s Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice hide ideologies for bashing the NFL and its wealthy Black males. Let’s be clear about four things. I don’t condone: 1. Any kind of abuse, physical...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

Sep. 24 | 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...

178 days and counting

178 days and counting

Sep. 24 | Ebola crisis: U.S aid late coming   The Ebola epidemic brings us folks in the U.S. face to face with some stark realities about what we value. Let’s be clear, it is an epidemic. According to the World Health Organization there have been 4,300 cases...

Black children are beloved and beaten

Black children are beloved and beaten

Sep. 24 | ”Beloved and beaten” is a phrase that best depicts how many African American children — past and present — are disciplined. It is an authoritative type of African American parenting discipline style that is painfully revered. Yet, in too many...

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...
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