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Help! They’re trying to get away with a crime — possibly murder!

Help! They’re trying to get away with a crime — possibly murder!

Jul. 10 |     A crime has been committed in Minneapolis and Hennepin County, and those who are charged with running the city, Mayor R.T. Rybak, the Minneapolis City Council the Hennepin County commissioners, the attorney general, the Chamber of Commerce,...

Black suspensions more than double other students’ in suburban schools

Black suspensions more than double other students’ in suburban schools

May. 8 |     Hopkins students feel disrespected by school officials   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     On April 26, Black Hopkins high school students walked out during the school’s last hour of the day. They complained of unfair...

Hold government, business accountable for keeping our youth from street madness

Hold government, business accountable for keeping our youth from street madness

Mar. 27 | In Minneapolis and St. Paul, it’s time to build opportunity for the African American children. It’s clear that all the recreational things other communities have make a difference in a youth’s life. To begin with, we’ve got to have some real...

Hennepin County creates special team to improve community outreach

Hennepin County creates special team to improve community outreach

Mar. 13 | (l-r) Abdi Mohamed, Deputy Betsy Aune,Sergeant Derwin EllisPhoto courtesy of Hennepin County The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has announced a new Community Engagement Team they say will expand outreach efforts in diverse communities and directly...

Amicus Radius rescues girls from dead-end futures

Amicus Radius rescues girls from dead-end futures

Feb. 13 |   Every year they help hundreds of girls bypass the ‘probation pipeline’ By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   “Amicus Radius, honored as 2012 Program of the Year by Minnesota Women’s Consortium…, works with teenage girls involved...

Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

Jan. 16 |   Is a 32 percent people-of-color workforce goal overly optimistic?   News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The plans are in full swing for the new $975 million Vikings stadium. And yet again many in the Black community hold...

Poor MPS  test scores show  leadership’s lack of commitment  to students

Poor MPS test scores show leadership’s lack of commitment to students

Oct. 10 |   “We exist to ensure that all students learn” is the mission of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson states on the MPS website that she believes “more strongly than ever that our top priorities lie in...

Tone down the rhetoric on Black museum’s money problems

Tone down the rhetoric on Black museum’s money problems

Sep. 12 |   Who would ever say that the legendary and renowned Dorothy Bridges would be involved in harming her legacy and imprint on a community bank, Franklin National Bank, which has done so much for the African American community under her leadership? Thus...
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