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‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

Jan. 23 | Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, told nearly 2,000 people attending the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast January 21, “We need to wake up.”  Specifically, she urged the sold-out...

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to  legislature

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to legislature

Jan. 23 | It is an unintended but very real sad irony of history that on the birth date of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, the Vikings, the NFL, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) sent its first annual report to the state legislature...

MLK Holiday Event Calendar 2013

MLK Holiday Event Calendar 2013

Jan. 17 |   Friday, January 18   7 pm, Friends School presents the 2013 MLK Celebration, The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul • Free• 651-917-0636 or www.fsmn.org   Saturday, January 19   8 am — 2 pm, Fifth Annual Power of...

When good people essentially do nothing

When good people essentially do nothing

Dec. 12 | Power, politics, and policy and the influence they have over African American people According to Pastor Terrance Jacobs, former director with the Gamaliel Organization who was appointed to Africa, power is the concentration of “organized people...

Obama wins! Historic second term for the president

Obama wins! Historic second term for the president

Nov. 14 | The 2012 presidential election proves 2008 was not a fluke nor an accident. The 2012 election demonstrates the peril of all-White “dream teams” with mostly White door knockers in the field. When will the Republicans accept “representative democracy”...

A historical presidential election

A historical presidential election

Oct. 31 | This nation’s voters face a historic decision November 6, 2012: choosing between two Harvard graduates, both good, admirable family men, each with similar visions but clear differences on how to meet them. Given the improvement trend in the economy,...

Sgt. Pat King moves across the street — Law enforcement officer moves to Henn. Co. sheriff’s department

Sgt. Pat King moves across the street — Law enforcement officer moves to Henn. Co. sheriff’s department

Oct. 24 |   Last week there was a lot of surprise and concern in law enforcement circles regarding how this new chapter in Cowboy King’s history could take place: being transferred to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department’s Violent Offender Task...

Voter ID march

Voter ID march

Aug. 29 |   On Sunday, August 26, 2012, an estimated 400 concerned citizens/protesters converged at the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis. The group marched from Sabathani Community Center to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park for a rally and...

Hometown star athlete shares the wealth

Hometown star athlete shares the wealth

Jul. 11 |     On Friday, July 6, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. (standing at center in left photo, with basketball in right photo) shared his success with his old neighborhood by donating a new basketball court to Martin Luther...

Community empowerment through Black men healing

Community empowerment through Black men healing

Jun. 13 |   By Brandon Jones Contributing Writer   It is time for healing in Black community. The Black community is in pain, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically. From the Trayvon Martin case, to the continuous attacks on President Obama,...