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Council on Black Minnesotans has new director, new agenda, new vision to get beyond tolerance

Council on Black Minnesotans has new director, new agenda, new vision to get beyond tolerance

Mar. 13 |           Edward McDonaldPhoto by James L. Stroud, Jr. By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   In October 2012, Edward McDonald was appointed director of the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM). The process began when he...

Obama linking Selma to Stonewall  divides Black community

Obama linking Selma to Stonewall divides Black community

Jan. 30 |   President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was the most inclusive speech a president has ever given. It was delivered on the 27th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the president honored King’s legacy when he eloquently spoke...

Lawyers’ committee submits testimony to senate hearing: ‘Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline’

Lawyers’ committee submits testimony to senate hearing: ‘Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline’

Dec. 26 |   By Lawyers’ Committee staff Contributing Writers   The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL) applauds Senator Richard J. Durbin for convening the important hearing “Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline” before...

Report examines coverage of LGBT issues in  Black, Latino media

Report examines coverage of LGBT issues in Black, Latino media

Oct. 10 |   FIRST OF A TWO-PART STORY By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     A new report from The Opportunity Agenda points out that favorable public opinion about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color is slowly growing...

Black lawmakers almost killed Title IX

Black lawmakers almost killed Title IX

Sep. 26 | Landmark bill caught in race vs. gender  equity wrangling   Long before Title IX, Black females have been participants in sport. “There [always] has been a strong African American women presence in sport,” notes Ohio State Sport Humanities...