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If Mark Henderson had been White, he’d be alive

If Mark Henderson had been White, he’d be alive

Feb. 27 |   Those in control do an injustice to us all when they do not address the race factor when it comes to the killing of 19-year-old Mark E. Henderson, Jr. by three Woodbury police officers. No one will heal when taking this end-around approach. Let...

Let’s turn the steroid talk to football

Let’s turn the steroid talk to football

Feb. 6 |     How many times have you seen Lance Armstrong defined as a “disgrace”? For me, I’ve seen it enough. This whole thing exposes more about us than him. What is all this rabid desire to destroy Armstrong — editorials have even said...

‘Rules of war’ expose FBI terror case as fraud

‘Rules of war’ expose FBI terror case as fraud

Nov. 28 |   The FBI “terror case” that took place here in Minneapolis involving local young men who were recruited to fight in a “holy war” in Somalia in 2008 is finally over. It was said that it was one of the biggest cases ever by the...

Most ‘real Americans’ don’t  vote on election day

Most ‘real Americans’ don’t vote on election day

Oct. 24 |     I saw a yard sign in South Minneapolis. It said “Real Americans Vote.” No, this is incorrect. Most real Americans do not vote. Most Native Americans stay home on Election Day, and they are the “real Americans.” When I tell people...

In CeCe McDonald case, the wrong hatefulness is on trial

In CeCe McDonald case, the wrong hatefulness is on trial

Jun. 13 |     It just shows the institutional racism when Judge Daniel Moreno, at the CeCe McDonald sentencing, disregards the deceased White racist’s actions and aggression that night at the Schooner Bar, and lectures and tries his best to shame...

‘Racially blind justice’ leaves victims of hate  violence defenseless

‘Racially blind justice’ leaves victims of hate violence defenseless

May. 30 |     “Any civilization puts a penalty on taking the life of other individuals. The exceptions would be war time or self-defense. This was not self-defense. She deserves to do some time in prison. There’s no evidence to suggest Schmitz...

How is throwing bananas at  Blacks not a hate crime?

How is throwing bananas at Blacks not a hate crime?

Feb. 15 |     I wonder how the daily grind unfolds for some people… “Did you get some bananas?” “Yes, I got you bananas. Why are you eating so many bananas?” “I’m not. We throw them at the Black soccer players during the match. It’s...

Is the Iraq ‘mistake’ over because Obama says so?

Is the Iraq ‘mistake’ over because Obama says so?

Jan. 11 |   If Iraqi insurgents attached Washington and took over the capitol and then had a ceremony where they stated, “Now the Iraq War is really over!” would we accept it? Would we be relieved that it was finally “over” the way we are now relieved?...

‘War on terror’ targets people of color

‘War on terror’ targets people of color

Dec. 7 |     A Hollywood casting crew is coming to the Twin Cities looking for Somali actors and extras for a movie about the kidnapping of an American by Somali pirates that ended with U.S. military snipers killing the Somali kidnappers. Tom Hanks...