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Permanent residency

Permanent residency

Aug. 13 |           This letter is in response to Don Allen’s “Has Obama failed?” (MSR July 24-30, 2014)   Many Black Americans were disenfranchised and seeking entitlement when Barack Obama went into office in 2008 and...

New MPS director to focus on Black male achievement

New MPS director to focus on Black male achievement

Jul. 25 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) now has in place their new office that will specifically look at Black male student achievement. Michael Walker, a longtime district employee and most recently Roosevelt High...

Ellison proposes friendship societies

Ellison proposes friendship societies

Jul. 24 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and five other congressional Democrats last week sent a letter to both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry urging the administration “to...

President Obama and flip flop Republicans

President Obama and flip flop Republicans

Jun. 26 | I don’t care how anyone tries to butter up the words, President Obama’s administration negotiated indirectly or directly with terrorists for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. I write about double-minded Democrats (see my column regarding Democrats...

Clinton decries growing U.S. political polarization

Clinton decries growing U.S. political polarization

Jun. 18 | Ex-president, in Humphrey school speech, sounded alarm that we are ‘drifting apart’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Barack Obama, or for that matter Jimmy Carter, or even former president Bill Clinton himself would not have been elected...

We owe our fellow workers a living wage

We owe our fellow workers a living wage

Apr. 18 | Several weeks ago I was granted the enormous privilege to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as the guest of Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum. My invitation to this hallmark event was accorded to me through no distinction...

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

Mar. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Reportedly Barack Obama’s approval rating in Minnesota is at its lowest since he became president over five years ago. But based on the loud, enthusiastic reception he received last week during a stop in St....

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Mar. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Is Black History Month still relevant? A mix of Black folk from the “young, and young at heart” assembled at Sirius XM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and discussed this topic early February. USA...

President Obama visits St. Paul

President Obama visits St. Paul

Feb. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer President Barack Obama, in St. Paul on Wednesday, reiterated his vow he made earlier in his State of the Union address in January that he will take action when needed if Congress won’t. President...

Black History Month: now more than ever

Black History Month: now more than ever

Feb. 19 |             By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.”...