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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,...

Racial Equity Justice Day at the Capitol a multicultural rally

Racial Equity Justice Day at the Capitol a multicultural rally

Mar. 12 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   By most accounts, 2013 saw some promising action by the Minnesota State Legislature, such as passing the Dream Act and the Homeowners Bill of Rights. But with Minnesota at the bottom nationwide in terms...

State Legislature argues for public notice postings online

State Legislature argues for public notice postings online

Mar. 5 | Opponents say move blocks access to info for lower-income and elder citizens   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   A bill making the rounds in the State Legislature that has largely flown under the radar of most Minnesotans was the subject...

The MSR 2013 year in review

The MSR 2013 year in review

Dec. 26 | The local Black press continues to publish stories “from our own lens”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer This year, 2013, was historic as well as a year-long full of highs and lows: Two MSR reporters were among the national and international...

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

Oct. 16 | Critics say Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ad campaign misfires with communities of color   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange program, debuted the signup process on October 1. Officials during...

Clearly, Black Americans can succeed at anything

Clearly, Black Americans can succeed at anything

Jun. 12 |     To all of you feeding your children that fib that we are inferior to White people and will never be successful, please stop the madness. I was talking to someone last night who told me the reason we (African Americans) cannot succeed...

Minnesota legalizes same-sex marriage

Minnesota legalizes same-sex marriage

May. 15 |     But my same-sex marriage was real before the law passed       By Stephani Maari Booker Contributing Writer   Instead of attending to the novel I was supposed to be working on, I spent the afternoon in front of the TV...

Does Minnesota need a ‘13th’ grade?

Does Minnesota need a ‘13th’ grade?

May. 15 |     By Donald Allen Contributing Writer   The Minnesota House of Representatives have enacted a bill attempting to establish a “13th” grade pilot project based in north Minneapolis. The bill, H.F. 1149 is part of an education and...

No More Excuses

No More Excuses

Jan. 30 | Too many have sacrificed for us to give up now Most of the excuses we make up make it hard for our life on this earth. Everything that really matters we make excuses for: excuses why we won’t go to school, why we don’t listen to our parents, why...
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