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While Black men go to jail, we turn a blind eye

While Black men go to jail, we turn a blind eye

Sep. 4 | By Sharon Brooks Guest Commentator Many moons ago on a bright cold April day, I had a beautiful baby boy. What joy we all felt! What a relief. However, never did it ever occur to me that there was a tight system in place determined to capitalize...

Environmental racism in Minnesota is unacceptable

Environmental racism in Minnesota is unacceptable

Aug. 27 | I recently read about the new regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has released limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants. These regulations are really exciting to see. The national government is finally taking action to address...

A racist policeman reminded Blacks of their worth  in America

A racist policeman reminded Blacks of their worth in America

Aug. 27 | By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator   The American dream, is a dream rooted in every Black and White person. The events that have unfolded in Ferguson, MO show the people of America and the world that we have a long way to go when it comes to...

St. Cloud: Mayor’s racism apology was damage control-driven, not remorse

St. Cloud: Mayor’s racism apology was damage control-driven, not remorse

Aug. 24 |               By Myrle B. Cooper and Michael A. Davis Guest Commentators   Last January, St. Cloud mayor Dave Kleis admitted in belated, childish and insultingly simplistic terms the community’s well-documented...

Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Aug. 22 | Mike Brown is dead. The Ferguson police took their time in giving up the killer, Darren Wilson. But we know the name of his accomplice. So we know who and what killed Mike Brown. It was the political, economic, social system called capitalism. It...

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with  parallels to Minneapolis

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with parallels to Minneapolis

Aug. 22 | Michael Brown, August 9, 2014, 18 years old, to start college in two days, unarmed. Instead: stopped by police while walking on a Ferguson, MO street, suburb of St. Louis, he was shot and killed. Rioting, burning, and looting followed: “…like...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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On calling for calm while our people suffer

On calling for calm while our people suffer

Aug. 13 | I have to admit I hate for folks to tell me to calm down, because if I am not calm it’s usually for a good reason and I am upset at some grave injustice. There are times when I am not quite calm. I found it odd and maddening that so-called leaders...

Stadium update

Stadium update

Aug. 13 | Is 34 percent minority participation goal being met?   As Vikings fly up and down the field in training camp, our City Council is concerned about birds flying into the Viking Stadium glass walls. Why? They were unconcerned about letting stadium tax...
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