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Making history…again

Making history…again

Aug. 14 |     By Benjamin Todd Jealous  Guest Commentator   Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963, tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall: a preacher’s son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don’t...

Trayvon Martin: this generations’ Emmett Till? — Zimmerman verdict confirms broken judicial system for many Blacks

Trayvon Martin: this generations’ Emmett Till? — Zimmerman verdict confirms broken judicial system for many Blacks

Jul. 17 |       News Analysis By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Organizers of Monday’s downtown rally in front of the Hennepin County Government Center estimated the peaceful crowd of all ages and ethnicities at between 3,500 and...

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Dec. 12 | By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild the American economy. It is true that high unemployment, a weak national infrastructure, the need...

Blacks: demand economic equity

Blacks: demand economic equity

Dec. 5 |   By Marc Morial Guest Commentator     President Obama’s decisive victory in this year’s presidential election signaled a shift in both demographics and attitude in America. While 93 percent of African American voters supported...

Nat’l NAACP president motivates audience to action

Nat’l NAACP president motivates audience to action

Oct. 17 |   Activist makes commitment to help solve problems facing local Blacks By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   National NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous says that Minnesota “is more like Mississippi than it should be.” Having once worked...