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Transit riders bring concerns to Met Council

Transit riders bring concerns to Met Council

May. 23 | Routes, fares, shelters among issues raised in community engagement session     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Transit equity means more than additional bus stops or faster trains. Local residents are saying it also means an equitable...

Organizing to unite the African world

Organizing to unite the African world

May. 22 | Omali Yeshitela discusses his work in ‘the ongoing struggle’   By Dwight Hobbes Staff Writer   The only thing more dangerous than the truth is someone committed to telling it with the courage of his or her convictions and without regard...

Conference celebrated legacy of Malcolm X

Conference celebrated legacy of Malcolm X

May. 21 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last weekend’s first-ever Malcolm X conference in the state was entirely devoted to the memory of the late civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1964. The first annual Minnesota Malcolm X Conference,...

Dialogue now focused on how best to strengthen, not eliminate,  state ethnic councils

Dialogue now focused on how best to strengthen, not eliminate, state ethnic councils

May. 21 | No final decision expected until the 2014-15 legislative session   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   As previously reported in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the legislative audit of the Minnesota councils of color created quite a stir,...

MSR’s 19th Annual Graduation Celebration

MSR’s 19th Annual Graduation Celebration

May. 16 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer     On Tuesday, May 7, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) newspaper sponsored its 19th Annual Graduation Celebration to acknowledge African and African American senior students finishing high...

Blacks will suffer a ‘great hangover’ after Obama

Blacks will suffer a ‘great hangover’ after Obama

May. 15 | Activist predicts a steep price to pay for the ‘catastrophe of mis-leadership’   By Mel Reeves  Contributing Writer   Glen Ford, executive editor and chief of Black Agenda Report, will be speaking at Minneapolis North High School this Saturday...

Film provides students’ views  on standardized testing

Film provides students’ views on standardized testing

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The on-going national debate on standardized testing features a lengthy list of pros and cons. Proponents often cite the tests as “reliable and objective measures,” “inclusive and non-discriminatory,”...

EJHA report: People of color most vulnerable to toxic chemical disasters

EJHA report: People of color most vulnerable to toxic chemical disasters

May. 15 | They are ‘treated as if they are disposable human beings   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Blacks, Latinos and other people of color, and low-income residents are disapportionately in harm’s way if a worst-case factory disaster occurs. A...

Family contact with prisoners known to reduce re-offending

Family contact with prisoners known to reduce re-offending

May. 12 | Community asks commissioner to remove obstacles to such contact By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   On April 24, Reverend Jerry McAfee of New Salem Baptist Church hosted an event introducing Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner...

Black wine expert enjoys defying stereotypes

Black wine expert enjoys defying stereotypes

May. 9 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   Mouton Noir means “black sheep.” André Hueston Mack is an African American owner and winemaker of Mouton Noir Wines. After being successful in a corporate career with Citicorp Investment Services,...