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If the Civil Rights move is dead, what did we gain from it?

If the Civil Rights move is dead, what did we gain from it?

Oct. 4 | By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator “The movement is dead to the white man because it no longer interests him, and it no longer interests him because he can afford to be uninterested. He does not have to live by it, for it, or with it, as Negroes...

Is the Civil Rights Movement dead?

Is the Civil Rights Movement dead?

Sep. 19 | By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator Recently I read an essay written in 1967 by notable author Alice Walker entitled “Is the Civil Rights Movement Dead,” from her book entitled In Search of Our Mothers Gardens. As I read this piece, I was compelled...

‘What is your fourth of July to me?’

‘What is your fourth of July to me?’

Jul. 18 | Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852 Oration delivered in Corinthian Hall   Fellow citizens: Pardon me, and allow me to ask why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national independence? Are the...

The Constitution contains  roadmap to Black prosperity

The Constitution contains roadmap to Black prosperity

Feb. 19 |             By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator   When the United States Constitution was created, it was an instrument that was not enacted to advance people of color. People of color were never meant to benefit...

More support is needed for those considering suicide

More support is needed for those considering suicide

Jan. 3 | By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator During the winter holidays suicide is more prevalent than at any other time of the year. I would like to expand on the topic of suicide because it is taboo, rarely discussed and is treated as a dirty word such as...

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

Nov. 6 | By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator   Conclusion of a two-part editorial   In this succinct article I will embosom the semantics of the black code in the 21st century we continue to adhere to, the flagrant rules and regulations that recur...

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

Oct. 30 |               By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator In 1777, slavery was abolished and with that the slavery codes became stagnant. Slave owners who fought against the abolition of slavery were athirst for a turnabout...

Blacks need to realize the dream of unity

Blacks need to realize the dream of unity

Aug. 22 |         By Jessica Wright Contributing Writer   Martin Luther King Jr., the Black Panther party, Emmett Till, Malcolm X, our very own Tycel Nelson and now Trayvon Martin. All of these African American men, along with women,...

Individual Education Plans left my  children isolated, unchallenged

Individual Education Plans left my children isolated, unchallenged

Jul. 31 |     By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator   I would like to warn parents about the disadvantages of an IEP or Individual Education Plan. My children were educated in the Minnesota Public and Charter School systems. Three of my four sons...

Child protection laws should better protect parents and children

Child protection laws should better protect parents and children

Dec. 26 | For the last decade, I have watched the erosion within the judicial system concerning Children and Family Services’ child protection department. With few options, low budgets and stringent timeline laws, more single mothers and families are being...