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Special Integration District school resists takeover attempt

Special Integration District school resists takeover attempt

Jul. 21 | Goal of ‘mitigating racial isolation’ in East Metro threatened by ‘school grab’   By Isaac Peterson Contributiong Writer   First of a two-part story   Parents and students in the United States scored a major victory 60 years ago in...

State Services for the Blind reaches out to people of color

State Services for the Blind reaches out to people of color

Jul. 14 | Local, national organizations help the vision-impaired maintain a rich life   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Over many years, studies have shown African Americans to be more prone to diabetes than Caucasians and to have a higher incidence...

State senator gets serious about ending poverty in Minnesota

State senator gets serious about ending poverty in Minnesota

Jul. 10 | Sen. Marty to introduce an anti-poverty ‘Worker Dignity Bill’ in upcoming session   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Poverty in Minnesota has been the subject of much talk and some action. From 2008’s “Commission on Ending Poverty...

United Nations treaty can help fight racial disparities in Minnesota

United Nations treaty can help fight racial disparities in Minnesota

Jun. 27 | Local advocates join delegation to Geneva  to encourage treaty enforcement   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In the mid-1960s, the U.N. proposed a treaty — the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...

Conference recruited fighters for War on Poverty

Conference recruited fighters for War on Poverty

Jun. 3 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Fifty years ago, in 1964, then-president Lyndon Johnson mobilized the resources of the U.S government to engage in his historic War on Poverty, saying, “The richest nation on earth can afford to win it....

Gregory Gray reflects on a lifetime of public service

Gregory Gray reflects on a lifetime of public service

May. 30 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   “I think the one thing that links most of my career in public service has been some type of advocacy or support for communities of color and low-income communities,” says Gregory Gray, looking back...

Dialogue now focused on how best to strengthen, not eliminate,  state ethnic councils

Dialogue now focused on how best to strengthen, not eliminate, state ethnic councils

May. 21 | No final decision expected until the 2014-15 legislative session   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   As previously reported in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the legislative audit of the Minnesota councils of color created quite a stir,...

‘Now is the time’ to diversify the MPD

‘Now is the time’ to diversify the MPD

Apr. 30 |  Veteran officers campaign to bring more women and people of color into the Mpls police force   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   It is no secret that historically the relationship between the Minneapolis Police Department and communities...

McDonald: Folding the Council on Black Minnesotans into the  State Human  Rights Department is a bad idea

McDonald: Folding the Council on Black Minnesotans into the State Human Rights Department is a bad idea

Apr. 28 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last week, Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) Executive Directory Edward McDonald responded to an audit release by the Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor’s (OLA) in March (See MSR April...

Director defends Council on Black Minnesotans: ‘We’re doing it’

Director defends Council on Black Minnesotans: ‘We’re doing it’

Apr. 22 | ‘We’re growing our community. We’re determined.  We know we can do even more.’   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In March, the Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor’s (OLA) released their audit of Minnesota’s...