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How to be a community activist: just show up

How to be a community activist: just show up

May. 5 | While speaking at a local college, I was recently asked a question by a student that I felt I would answer publicly. I was asked what does one have to do to become a community activist and how do you maintain your integrity once you become a community...

Special education: stories from a parent’s and a teacher’s perspective

Special education: stories from a parent’s and a teacher’s perspective

Jan. 29 | We are sorry that it has taken us this long to publish the second part of our special education column but we had a hard time deciding which stories to publish. We found many of the stories that people shared with us to be disturbing and we did our...

Is special education used for kids who simply misbehave?

Is special education used for kids who simply misbehave?

Nov. 14 | In this column I will be discussing the results of a one-year investigation that we conducted surrounding special education in Minnesota. The opinion of HIT investigators and myself is not included in this column. We began looking at Special Education...

Poor MPS  test scores show  leadership’s lack of commitment  to students

Poor MPS test scores show leadership’s lack of commitment to students

Oct. 10 |   “We exist to ensure that all students learn” is the mission of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson states on the MPS website that she believes “more strongly than ever that our top priorities lie in...

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Sep. 12 | Some employees find workplace still hostile  By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since MSR’s January 5 exclusive article on racial discrimination against current and former Black Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) employees, MPRB...

Letter to the editor: Mpls NAACP calls for an end to all  discrimination in Minnesota

Letter to the editor: Mpls NAACP calls for an end to all discrimination in Minnesota

May. 30 |     The President of the United States recently took a stand on the issue of gay marriage that seeks to promote equality for all in our society. We would like to address the prevailing thought that the African American community is somehow...

Laws to ‘protect’  veterans may actually cost them jobs

Laws to ‘protect’ veterans may actually cost them jobs

Apr. 11 |     I would like to apologize to all of you for being gone so long, but we have been conducting some very intense investigations that have required a tremendous amount of time and resources. In this column I will discuss the results of a...

Mpls Park Board says ‘climate’ change is underway

Mpls Park Board says ‘climate’ change is underway

Feb. 8 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since the MSR’s January 4  article “Black employees call Minneapolis Park Board a ‘toxic workplace,’” Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) officials say they have already undertaken...

Black employees call Mpls Park Board a “Toxic Workplace”

Black employees call Mpls Park Board a “Toxic Workplace”

Jan. 4 |     NAACP acts on numerous complaints from workers and customers   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A six-month Minneapolis NAACP investigation into employment conditions among African Americans at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation...

Council on Black Minnesotans must be saved

Council on Black Minnesotans must be saved

Dec. 7 |   Its potential influence at the legislature is exactly what our community needs now   In this column we will discuss the recent issue surrounding the Council on Black Minnesotan’s (CBM). The mission of CBM according to their website is...