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Black children are beloved and beaten

Black children are beloved and beaten

Sep. 24 | ”Beloved and beaten” is a phrase that best depicts how many African American children — past and present — are disciplined. It is an authoritative type of African American parenting discipline style that is painfully revered. Yet, in too many...

The tragic irony of racial disparities in Minnesota

The tragic irony of racial disparities in Minnesota

Jul. 15 | On July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will host Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ed Ehlinger, at its inaugural Community Health Action Talks (C.h.a.t.) event. During this presentation, Dr. Ehlinger...

Over 100,000 Black parents are now homeschooling  their children

Over 100,000 Black parents are now homeschooling their children

Jan. 22 |       By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Guest Commentator We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African American children who are homeschooled are scoring at the 82 percent in reading...

Attack on the Teachers Federation Why have friends become foes?

Attack on the Teachers Federation Why have friends become foes?

Oct. 9 | “The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” — Mary McLeod Bethune   For decades, a workable relationship between organized labor and African American leadership existed in Minnesota. They do not necessarily speak with one voice,...

Mother of autistic child fights for equal care

Mother of autistic child fights for equal care

May. 1 | Proposed laws could disadvantage Black and  low-income people   By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   “State legislators want to create two different healthcare policies for kids with autism: one that generously covers the privately...

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Jan. 30 |     It isn’t often a figure from African America history is still around once his or her accomplishments finally are celebrated. A spectacular exception, of course, is President Barack Obama. Not nearly as famous but nonetheless a hallmark...

The abuse of Black children in MN’s education system — Highlighting the Mpls. and Bloomington districts

The abuse of Black children in MN’s education system — Highlighting the Mpls. and Bloomington districts

Jan. 9 |     Thurgood Marshall wrote: “None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody — a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns — bent down and helped us pick up our...
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