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NFL player’s  statement drowns out  governmental decisions

NFL player’s statement drowns out governmental decisions

Jan. 29 | Just reading the papers and keeping up with social media is clear indication that many of the so-called 99 percent — in the U.S. anyway — have lost their minds. A cornerback in a football game spouting bravado is nationwide news. Really! It caused...

NAACP activates legal strategy

NAACP activates legal strategy

Jan. 29 |             Local branch joins Doug Mann in Sports Authority law suit   One of the traditional strengths of the NAACP movement has been its shrewd planning for taking legal action against those violating rights...

Special education: stories from a parent’s and a teacher’s perspective

Special education: stories from a parent’s and a teacher’s perspective

Jan. 29 | We are sorry that it has taken us this long to publish the second part of our special education column but we had a hard time deciding which stories to publish. We found many of the stories that people shared with us to be disturbing and we did our...

Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Jan. 29 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   Children are not little adults. Adolescents are not the same as adults. We’ve known this for years. The research showing that their brains are still developing...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Modeling agency offers positive images of women of color

Modeling agency offers positive images of women of color

Jan. 22 | “No one,” highly-skilled veteran actor Lisa Gay Hamilton (Honeydripper, Jackie Brown) told my MSR colleague Charles Hallman for an article on the scarcity of work for Black women, ”is making millions of dollars — maybe one or two…are...

Financial disaster for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Financial disaster for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Jan. 22 | When Douglass Mann filed his motion with the Minnesota Supreme Court, early Friday morning, January 10, 2014, no one knew his motion was being sent to the State Supreme Court, raising serious constitutional issues with regard to the funding of the...

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Jan. 22 |     By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator “A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct.” — Eric Holder, United States Attorney General   On January 8, U.S....

Over 100,000 Black parents are now homeschooling  their children

Over 100,000 Black parents are now homeschooling their children

Jan. 22 |       By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Guest Commentator We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African American children who are homeschooled are scoring at the 82 percent in reading...