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Congressional candidates’ radio debate ends in name-calling

Congressional candidates’ radio debate ends in name-calling

Oct. 24 |   Fifth-District rivals differ on debating vs. door-knocking   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   With two weeks remaining before Election Day, have the voters in the Fifth District congressional campaign received enough information...

Funding cuts decrease access to books for 21,217 MN children

Funding cuts decrease access to books for 21,217 MN children

Aug. 29 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Children’s literacy programs, especially in low-income neighborhoods, are too often overlooked. However as school began this week, such programs as Reading is Fundamental (RIF) are operating without...

Ellison on taxes, Affirmative Action, gay marriage and reelection

Ellison on taxes, Affirmative Action, gay marriage and reelection

Jul. 11 |     Rep. Keith Ellison MSR file photo By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), up for reelection this November, has represented Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District since 2007 and is co-chair of the...

Cash flood drowning out voice of the people

Cash flood drowning out voice of the people

Jun. 20 |     Join the movement to get money out of politics   By Rep. Keith Ellison Guest Commentator   In a recall election a couple of weeks ago, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kept his job, but with a high price tag. In a state of only...

‘Long overdue’  Black museum  dedicated

‘Long overdue’ Black museum dedicated

Jun. 6 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Roxanne Givens’ dream of a Black museum finally became a reality as the Minnesota African American Museum (MAAM) was formally dedicated last weekend. Those present for the ceremony agreed they were...

GOP fields challenger in 5th District

GOP fields challenger in 5th District

May. 9 |     Chris Fields says he unites, Ellison divides     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Keith Ellison, the charismatic and hugely popular congressional representative of Minnesota’s Fifth District, is confronted...

Healthcare reform law now two years old — Supporters say Affordable Care  Act will narrow  health disparities

Healthcare reform law now two years old — Supporters say Affordable Care Act will narrow health disparities

Apr. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March celebrated its two-year anniversary since President Barack Obama signed it into law. Since it became law, its key provisions include insurance companies now being...

Black votes on the line with Voter ID

Black votes on the line with Voter ID

Feb. 15 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer    A year after the 2008 presidential election, calls for new voter identification laws were heard in many states, including Minnesota. Led by a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council...

Women ADVANCE to take the lead

Women ADVANCE to take the lead

Jan. 25 |     A primarily Black Urban Women’s Movement is officially launched   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   On Saturday, January 21, approximately 200 people — overwhelmingly women, predominantly African American, with...

Marches honored legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marches honored legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 18 |   The traditional St. Paul MLK Day March began at 10 am in front of Central High School. Congressman Keith Ellison addressed the crowd of about 1,200 prior to the march. March leaders included Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Al Franken and...