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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...

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Jan. 23 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When Sarah Walker first lobbied the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of former offenders, she didn’t see it going over very well. “The first time I organized this, I was concerned that this would...

What does it take to be a State Senator?

What does it take to be a State Senator?

Nov. 28 | DFL Hayden describes full-time responsibilities of part-time role   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When the 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session convenes January 8, State Senator Jeff Hayden officially will assume his office as Senate...