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The LA Clipper players sent a message that racism is not okay

The LA Clipper players sent a message that racism is not okay

May. 9 | Donald Sterling’s recent remarks offer a glimpse into the thinking of one of the “one percent.” It reveals that capitalism and racism are indeed joined at the hip and how employers really see the folks who make them rich. It also shows just...

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

May. 8 | The specter of racism has long haunted professional sports. Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA team the L.A. Clippers, is proving how wrong those are who deny racism exists anymore. Having held his race attitudes during his 30 years of ownership —...

This week’s cartoon

This week’s cartoon

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I remember when the community supported us

I remember when the community supported us

May. 6 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer   Conclusion of a series Last week: If the bridge is not built to reconnect these [incarcerated] brothers…in the end, the work being done in the community will become more difficult because a chain is only...

Gang summit in Mpls

Gang summit in Mpls

May. 6 | Preparing for summer 2014   The “invitation only” “North Side Safety Summit” (“Gang Summit”) was held April 18, 2014, in North Minneapolis at the School District’s West Broadway headquarters. The Star Tribune reported “why”...

How to be a community activist: just show up

How to be a community activist: just show up

May. 5 | While speaking at a local college, I was recently asked a question by a student that I felt I would answer publicly. I was asked what does one have to do to become a community activist and how do you maintain your integrity once you become a community...

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Moving from Tolerance to Allophilia:

Moving from Tolerance to Allophilia:

Apr. 30 | Expand Human Rights Enforcement in Minnesota   By the Council on Black Minnesotans Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson displayed courage and innovation by taking the unprecedented national step to attack the heart of...

I remember when the community supported us

I remember when the community supported us

Apr. 25 |               By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer   Second in a series   Last week: I remember these things because the times were very different in these institutions when the community would stop by and...

Condoleezza Rice: war criminal, race hustler

Condoleezza Rice: war criminal, race hustler

Apr. 25 |               There are a myriad of reasons why Condoleezza Rice was a bad choice to speak at the University of Minnesota on Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice: the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights...