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Excessive wealth for some creates extreme poverty for others

Excessive wealth for some creates extreme poverty for others

Feb. 12 | A Timothy Egan New York Times editorial (Dec, 22, 2013) talks about a Montana wheat farmer who gets $300,000 a year in federal subsidies. He spends a month in Hawaii. The title of the editorial is “Good Poor, Bad Poor.” He also talks about a...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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The great divide of income inequality: a domestic crisis on the world’s stage

The great divide of income inequality: a domestic crisis on the world’s stage

Feb. 6 |             By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “Income inequality” has become the political buzzword of 2014. President Obama, most recently in last week’s State of the Union Address, has made it a central...

State of emergency in Minnesota

State of emergency in Minnesota

Feb. 6 | When corporate and government greed take over America     “State of emergency!” declared Governor Mark Dayton, January 27, 2014. Minnesota is cancelled due to the cold, said Star Tribune meteorologist Paul Douglas, tongue in cheek. But...

Matthew Little: a selfless servant

Matthew Little: a selfless servant

Feb. 6 | By Maurice J. Rhodes Contributing Commentator   Exponent: ally. Matthew Little was a visionary who sought out to right the injustices that curtailed the advancement of his people. Although he helped achieve many of the civil rights landmarks...

A letter to Minnesota’s Caucasians

A letter to Minnesota’s Caucasians

Feb. 6 | By Willie Johnson Contributing Commentator   Black People in Minnesota are fed a daily dose of qualms. To steal the character of a people and deform their identities is a burden onto itself. We Black Minnesotans need a new mind set, lost in...

This Week’s Cartoon

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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...