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Toxic and corrupt environment  in civil rights department

Toxic and corrupt environment in civil rights department

Apr. 9 | Retaliation continues in the department I now call the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Misconduct. Former employees of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department affirmed this in testifying to its “toxic” environment at the March 19 hearing...

Be part of the sunshine! Change the system!

Be part of the sunshine! Change the system!

Mar. 26 | The new faces of the Mpls NAACP: MSR’s recent story on the new officers of the Minneapolis Branch of the NAACP (“Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members,” Feb. 27) revealed among other things that women now constitute a majority of the new leadership,...

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Feb. 19 |             As we approach the wind-down days of Black History Month 2014, it’s refreshing to see other Black contributors besides the usual few names often presented — such as overlooked Black athletes who labored...

Safe Harbors bill offers new hope to exploited young women

Safe Harbors bill offers new hope to exploited young women

Nov. 20 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer     In 2011, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFM) launched MN Girls Are Not For Sale, a five-year four-million dollar effort to end the sexual trafficking of girls and young women. The sad fact...

Security reduced at Vikings games

Security reduced at Vikings games

Oct. 30 | Sheriff Richard Stanek objects: Why didn’t others?   The National Football League’s directors of security ordered all 32 NFL teams to ban law enforcement officers working NFL games from being armed: no more bringing their weapons to work at the...

Grambling State football in turmoil over athletic conditions

Grambling State football in turmoil over athletic conditions

Oct. 23 | Although the Grambling State football players are back at practice and expect to play the rest of the season, the reasons why they didn’t play last week still remain unresolved. “Although we are going to continue our season, we have not forgotten...

When it comes to health, place matters

When it comes to health, place matters

Oct. 9 | By Dr. Brian Smedley America’s Wire Writers Group    The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is an achievement Americans can be proud of. Making sure that all our brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren have proper health insurance...

Locals joined bus ride to D.C. for 1963 March commemoration

Locals joined bus ride to D.C. for 1963 March commemoration

Aug. 28 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A small but very enthusiastic group of Minneapolis-area residents returned from last Saturday’s commemorative march in Washington, D.C. pledging to work together for change. Cathy Jones (middle)...

Recognition of early ‘Black Fives’ players long overdue

Recognition of early ‘Black Fives’ players long overdue

Feb. 27 | The NCAA this year is celebrating 75 years of March Madness. Before it became an overhyped trademark, and before it became a behemoth cash cow for everyone but the players, the annual tourney for decades was a White-only affair. The celebrating...
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