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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...

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,...

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....

Police unions turn to Republicans for help

Police unions turn to Republicans for help

Mar. 7 |     Rybak administration and Civil Rights Department blindsided   One wonders how long it took the Rybak administration to realize the powerful Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis had turned to the Republican majority in the Minnesota...

Can Minneapolis taxpayers afford the CRA?

Can Minneapolis taxpayers afford the CRA?

Feb. 29 |     Is it too expensive for the average citizen?   The Star Tribune story “New names, old pains on Minneapolis police review panel,” February 20, 2012, reported on what we have reported on for a decade: the slow, continued collapse...

MPD Chief Dolan hits back—Attempts by subordinates and the Civil Rights Department to oust him fail

MPD Chief Dolan hits back—Attempts by subordinates and the Civil Rights Department to oust him fail

Feb. 22 |   It is clear that Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Chief Tim Dolan has known that many of the recommendations coming from the Civilian Review Authority (CRA) were based on incompetence and dishonesty. So when an incompetent and dishonest...

Black jobs promised on Vikings  stadium construction

Black jobs promised on Vikings stadium construction

Feb. 15 |     Who will ensure the promises are kept?   Mayor R.T. Rybak stated in his February 6 press conference that he was pressing hard for the Minneapolis City Council to support his dream of a Vikings stadium near the Metrodome. (Star Tribune,...

2012: a year of decision, a year of danger

2012: a year of decision, a year of danger

Jan. 4 |   2012 for Black America could be one of the most decisive and dangerous years since the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the turbulent days of the Civil Rights Movement (1950s and 1960s), regardless of which party wins in November. The...

2011: preparing for the election of 2012

2011: preparing for the election of 2012

Dec. 28 |   If 2012 is an extension of 2011, there could be hell to pay as both political parties continue their Year of Preparation to obtain the prize each seeks: the presidency of the United States. Each will work hard to defeat the other; that is the...