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Status quo fixes won’t stop the frightening violence

Status quo fixes won’t stop the frightening violence

Sep. 5 |   It is the elephant in the room that people don’t want to talk about: the ongoing street violence affecting so many African Americans in this country due to the dysfunctional institutions, leadership and policies that allow caste-like barriers...

In Twin Cities, Blacks still need not apply

In Twin Cities, Blacks still need not apply

Jul. 11 |   “Twin Cities Still Worst in U.S. for Black Jobseekers” (Star Tribune headline, July 2, 2012). “New report shows little change from 2009 unemployment rates.” — Economic Policy Institute. That is a repeat of the June 18, 2010 report...

Segregation again:  Black educators are being purged

Segregation again: Black educators are being purged

Jun. 20 |     Richard Green was the first Black superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools who later became chancellor of the New York City Schools. He was an educator’s educator. He earned respect and affection of all involved with education,...

Two violations of Mpls City Charter in stadium bill

Two violations of Mpls City Charter in stadium bill

Jun. 13 |     Requirement that stadium builders ‘make every effort’  to hire minorities is a cruel joke    On the road to creating the Minnesota Sports Authority, the entity that will control and manage the construction of the Vikings stadium,...

Stenglein takes on task of making downtown safe for all

Stenglein takes on task of making downtown safe for all

Jun. 6 |     A May 30 Star Tribune article, “Stenglein builds on strengths,” announced Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Stenglein becoming CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council. (“…some 300 downtown businesses and large regional companies,”...

More than ever, all-Black sports  radio’s time has come

More than ever, all-Black sports radio’s time has come

May. 16 |     A Spanish all-sports station may soon debut in New York City. Yet there’s still not an all-Black sports radio station anywhere in this country, neither on terrestrial regular radio nor on the nation’s only satellite radio service,...

America is on a racial ‘Razor’s Edge’

America is on a racial ‘Razor’s Edge’

Apr. 18 |     Will entrenched injustices cut us to pieces?   The death of Trayvon Martin on February 26 was not just another event in America’s troubled and tainted history of abusing the rights of African Americans. The controversy surrounding...

Hiring mandates must be   in place for Viking  stadium project

Hiring mandates must be in place for Viking stadium project

Apr. 4 |     Are job opportunity plans for Blacks mandated and in place for the Vikings stadium project and the development to take place around it? If yes, let’s see it. If no, set a date for revealing the mandates of a hiring compliance plan. A...

Trayvon Martin murder exposes madness  of Stand Your Ground laws

Trayvon Martin murder exposes madness of Stand Your Ground laws

Mar. 28 |     On February 26, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old wannabe cop and self-appointed gun-carrying neighborhood watchman in a gated community just outside Orlando in Sanford, Florida....

Discontent erupts in early spring violence

Discontent erupts in early spring violence

Mar. 21 | MPD takes possession of Civilian Review Authority   On the international scene last year, the Arab Spring brought an offensive of hope for positive change in the Middle East, led by the young and unemployed. It also brought an offensive uprising...
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