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Justice for David Cornelius Smith — David C. Smith In spite of obstruction of justice from the  Mpls. Civil Rights Dept.

Justice for David Cornelius Smith — David C. Smith In spite of obstruction of justice from the Mpls. Civil Rights Dept.

Jun. 5 |     On Friday, May 24, 2013, Minneapolis City Council awarded $3.75 million to the family of David C. Smith, a 28 year-old African American. The case was handled by the Bennett Law Firm. All tax payers’ money. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis...

Update on MPD’s 2012 assault  on Ames Elks Lodge — No contact with MPD for over a year

Update on MPD’s 2012 assault on Ames Elks Lodge — No contact with MPD for over a year

May. 8 |     My May 2, 2012 headline was about the April 21, 2012 assault by the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) on the Ames Elks Lodge. What a shameful MPD disgrace. My subheading: “A 150-year-old Black Fraternal Organization was brutalized...

People’s Stadium in trouble! — Can the funding really be found?

People’s Stadium in trouble! — Can the funding really be found?

May. 1 |     How does “the People’s Stadium” stand at this hour? Answer: wobbly, as we see from the fierce and personal debates within the Minnesota legislature regarding how to pay for the “People’s Stadium.” Why the silence from the...

Legislature caught whistling in the dark — Financial problems for Viking stadium  construction project

Legislature caught whistling in the dark — Financial problems for Viking stadium construction project

Apr. 17 |     For years I have defined as ill-conceived any planning that mostly serves the planners and their agency/bosses and not those they plan for, that too often leave African Americans out of their equations, purposefully failing or refusing...

Congratulations, Tubby!

Congratulations, Tubby!

Apr. 10 |      Texas Tech hires Tubby Smith while U of M keeps looking There is no mystery about the well-designed plan to oust six-year U of M Gopher men’s basketball Head Coach Tubby Smith. Well designed, but ill-advised and poorly executed,...

Thank you Tubby for an  excellent run! — Tubby Smith: a man of principle and integrity

Thank you Tubby for an excellent run! — Tubby Smith: a man of principle and integrity

Apr. 3 |     First things first: we join and support the observations made by our longtime friend Sid Hartman in his columns last week that “Firing Smith would be a big mistake for Gophers.” Once again, the University of Minnesota (1) showed...

White unions get $1 million to train workers of color to build stadiums? —  It’s time for the B.S. to end

White unions get $1 million to train workers of color to build stadiums? — It’s time for the B.S. to end

Mar. 21 |     Which legacy for the Vikings Stadium? Only qualified White workers or qualified workers regardless of color? Employment apartheid or inclusiveness? Employment inclusiveness and fairness, or employment apartheid and unfairness? The 100...

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

Mar. 13 |   Who will monitor and enforce Black participation on the so-called ‘People’s Stadium’ project?     My concern is for the ending of the discrimination patterns and practices that prevent access for Black men and women to the opportunities...

Gentlemen of the Round Table ready to work on People’s Stadium

Gentlemen of the Round Table ready to work on People’s Stadium

Mar. 6 |     Sometime in late March of 2013, an African American construction trade association, Gentlemen of the Round Table, will be looking forward to its meeting with the Sports Facilities Authority to present its members’ credentials qualifying...

The legacy of Marvin “Corky” Taylor — Rest in peace, Black Warrior, one of  the Honest Five who refused to lie

The legacy of Marvin “Corky” Taylor — Rest in peace, Black Warrior, one of the Honest Five who refused to lie

Feb. 27 |   Marvin “Corky” Taylor was recognized by NERA (National Economic Research Associates) for his contributions to the completion of NERA’s October 21, 2010 report to the City of Minneapolis on the City’s purposeful failure to meet its diversity,...
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