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The Ku Klux Klan in 86 years lynched 3,446 — Abortions accomplish this number in four days

The Ku Klux Klan in 86 years lynched 3,446 — Abortions accomplish this number in four days

May. 29 |     “My name is Dan Zimmerman. Over the last three years I have done a significant amount of research on abortion in Minnesota and its effects on women. The research has revealed frightening things both about abortion and the leading abortion...

Minnesota honors civil rights legend

Minnesota honors civil rights legend

May. 15 |     Juanita Jackson Mitchell helped reestablish Twin Cities NAACP branches     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Juanita Jackson Mitchell (1913-1992) only lived in St. Paul for four years, but her impact during that stint laid...

A healthy me for a healthy you

A healthy me for a healthy you

Mar. 6 | When we speak about health, oftentimes physical health comes to mind first. Physical health is important for everyone to be attentive to. Just as equally, we need to be attentive to our mental and spiritual health as well. As Black folks, we have...

How is Dred Scott connected to MN history?

How is Dred Scott connected to MN history?

Feb. 27 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Many people don’t know that for a time, Dred Scott lived in Fort Snelling, where he met and married his wife, Harriet Robinson. Local community member Frank White and others are working to see this knowledge...

The Good Wife Works – America in the Age of Obama

The Good Wife Works – America in the Age of Obama

Jan. 30 | In a recent workshop held on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul on the state and condition of America in the age of Obama, it was agreed that our president and the symbol that the presidency represents is its highest compliment, the ultimate...

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

United Theological Seminary seeks more diverse students, faculty

United Theological Seminary seeks more diverse students, faculty

Dec. 12 | MSR speaks with United’s new president, Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes   By Robin James Contributing Writer   The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is currently celebrating 50 years of service. Since July of 2012, Reverend Dr....

When good people essentially do nothing

When good people essentially do nothing

Nov. 14 |     Power, politics, and policy and the influence they have over African American people   Many children win medals for being the fastest runner in their school, yet for two siblings who attended a Crow Wing County school in Minnesota,...

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Oct. 24 |   Ernest Patton, Jr. tells untold story of Nashville’s importance to Civil Rights Movement By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nashville, Tennessee is more known for its country music roots, but the city also has strong roots in the Civil...

Power is in your person

Power is in your person

Oct. 17 |   By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “You know, when we started the farm workers movement, I remember going to many conferences, and people [kept asking] how do we do this?… We had to convince people that they have power. “Of...