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Desecrating Maya Angelou’s funeral

Desecrating Maya Angelou’s funeral

Jun. 15 | When news circulated that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, was planning to protest the “home-going” service of our nation’s most beloved citizen, poet, author, civil rights activist, and sister-sage to us all, Dr. Maya...

The tragedy of guns in the streets

The tragedy of guns in the streets

Jun. 12 | Another senseless death   Maya Angelou passed May 28. She had her finger “on the pulse of morning.” She had her “caged bird” sing a prayer of freedom to rise above the “bitter, twisted lies” people of color must contend with, for,...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Surprise! Climate change is real

Surprise! Climate change is real

Jun. 5 | Why Minnesota communities of color should take action                 By Karen Monahan and Nikki Silverstri Guest Commentators   This week, the White House released the National Climate Assessment (NCA)...

Keefe file now open to the public

Keefe file now open to the public

Jun. 5 | Sgt. Michael Keefe waits his day in court   “A profile in courage and integrity: Lt. Michael Keefe,” is the headline of my August 29, 2007 column. Lt. Keefe “would tolerate neither racial animus and discrimination nor departmental abuses...

Timberjay bill signed into law

Timberjay bill signed into law

Jun. 5 | By Lisa Hills Guest Commentator   An important piece of legislation was unanimously approved recently by both the House and Senate, and has recently been signed into law by Gov. Dayton. S. F. 1770 — commonly known as the “Timberjay bill”...

It’s election year again and nobody cares

It’s election year again and nobody cares

Jun. 5 | By Ezekiel Caligiuri Guest Commentator   It’s 2014. It’s another election year again, but nobody behind the walls and fences in Minnesota prisons care. Why should we? After all, we can’t vote. A lot of us have been locked up for several...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Womack the wise man of romance

Womack the wise man of romance

May. 28 | Give it up to Bobby Womack, wise as an owl when it comes to romance. When dealing with a woman, nothing beats common sense. In accord with that Old Chinese Proverb, ”Every woman that look good to you, brotha, — don’t matter how fine the gal...