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The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

Sep. 18 | President Barack Obama stands in that shadow   Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of 1930s Great Britain, went to Munich, Germany to seek peace with Hitler. The “ghost” of Chamberlain refers to his miscalculating achieving “peace in...

James Meredith’s A Mission from God goes beyond remembering the past

James Meredith’s A Mission from God goes beyond remembering the past

Aug. 21 | He’ll discuss current concerns during an August 29 visit to Minneapolis A book review  By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Living, breathing Civil Rights Era history is coming to South Minneapolis’ Hosmer Library in the renowned person...

Barack Obama needs to free Marissa Alexander

Barack Obama needs to free Marissa Alexander

Aug. 14 |     The problem is not the Stand Your Ground law. It’s with its application. A cowardly predator like George Zimmerman can hide behind the statute, but, Marissa Alexander got 20 years. This is, as anyone can tell you, because Zimmerman...

Zimmerman trial watch

Zimmerman trial watch

Jul. 24 |           Below is a series of commentaries written by MSR staff writer Charles Hallman exclusively for the MSR Online regarding the George Zimmerman trial. They are being posted several times per week. Charles Hallman welcomes...

As a Black president, Barack Obama is a bust

As a Black president, Barack Obama is a bust

May. 29 |     If Barack Obama isn’t going to have Black issues high among his priorities, what was the point of America making such a big deal out of him being the first Black president? Indeed, why did Black voters turn out in record numbers to...

Keith Ellison deserves his own Fox ‘News’ program

Keith Ellison deserves his own Fox ‘News’ program

Mar. 13 | By Isaac Peterson Guest Commentator  [Editor’s note: The MSR welcomes back its former staff writer with timely observations on Congressman Ellison’s controversial run-in with talk-show host Sean Hannity.]   If you don’t keep up with political...

Inaugural evoked spirit of ‘We the people’ joined  in common cause

Inaugural evoked spirit of ‘We the people’ joined in common cause

Jan. 23 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Barack Obama, who became the third consecutive U.S. president to deliver a second Inauguration Address, told the nation Monday that it is up to all of us to “act in...

St. Cloud: Desperate need to  maintain racism has its costs

St. Cloud: Desperate need to maintain racism has its costs

Jan. 16 |   By Merle Cooper Guest Commentator   Recession recovery has been difficult for the most egalitarian, innovative and progressive communities. St. Cloud’s recovery is thwarted as much by area economic conditions and failures as by addiction...

A post-election mobilization agenda

A post-election mobilization agenda

Nov. 14 |           By Julianne Malveaux Guest Commentator   Before the president takes the oath of office for a second time, African Americans should mobilize around these issues:   Sequestration Unless the Democrats and...

Obama serves a second term

Obama serves a second term

Nov. 7 | What can Black communities expect from him over the next  four years? By Charles Hallman Staff Writer History repeated itself Tuesday as Barack Obama won reelection as U.S. president, making him only the first Black man to twice win the presidency...