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Photo exhibit highlights life in ‘70s and ‘80s Twin Cities’ Black community

Photo exhibit highlights life in ‘70s and ‘80s Twin Cities’ Black community

May. 8 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The daily life of Minneapolis’ Black community during the 1970s and 1980s, which has been documented in black and white and color photos, is now on display at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. “Sights,...

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

Mar. 18 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   There is no more effective means of communicating than the media, particularly the visual media and especially television, since every home has at least one set. How far, after all, do you...

County Attorney Freeman on Terrance Franklin case:  ‘It’ll be up to a grand jury’ —  MSR inquires into historical failures to prosecute police for misconduct

County Attorney Freeman on Terrance Franklin case: ‘It’ll be up to a grand jury’ — MSR inquires into historical failures to prosecute police for misconduct

Aug. 14 |             By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Historically, many local Blacks believe that no matter what evidence is presented, nothing happens to Minneapolis police officers for misconduct against people...

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Jul. 24 |     Mahmoud El-Kati and Jeffry MartinPhotos by Charles Hallman   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Organizers predict that by the time the “Karamu House,” a monthly forum series which began in June, concludes in December, an...

How does racism cause mental illness?

How does racism cause mental illness?

Jun. 12 | As we closed out the month of May, the DSM-5 was being released. The DSM-5 is mental health’s equivalent to the Bible. There has been a lot of discussion about addressing racism as a precursor to mental illness, more particularly to Post Traumatic...

Mpls police killed T.T. Franklin for being Black — Racism, individual and institutional, is alive and well in our fair city

Mpls police killed T.T. Franklin for being Black — Racism, individual and institutional, is alive and well in our fair city

Jun. 12 |   There was a lot of hatred directed at and rained down upon T.T. Franklin May 10 in that poorly lighted basement at 2717 Bryant Ave. South, away from prying eyes, enabling public safety to once again turn its back on transparently serving the...

Black women hit hard by chemical dependency

Black women hit hard by chemical dependency

May. 22 |   As the weather begins to improve and we plan for all the cookouts, graduations, holidays and birthday parties, one thing that will not be forgotten is the drinks. It would not be a party without them, right? Some of us cannot wait for happy...

Abortion a threat to Black women,  Black families, Black population

Abortion a threat to Black women, Black families, Black population

May. 8 |     I appreciate responses from Spokesman readers regarding the truths being provided in my column. The documentation is irrefutable. I challenge anyone to disprove the content of my column by focusing on other mentions instead of Ms. Sanger....

Pres. Obama visits Mpls promoting gun-control measures

Pres. Obama visits Mpls promoting gun-control measures

Feb. 13 | Missing from conversation: Black youth, the most likely victims of gun violence     News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   President Barack Obama’s visit to Minneapolis last week to discuss gun control and solutions to limit...

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to  legislature

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to legislature

Jan. 23 | It is an unintended but very real sad irony of history that on the birth date of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, the Vikings, the NFL, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) sent its first annual report to the state legislature...