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178 days and counting

178 days and counting

Sep. 24 | Ebola crisis: U.S aid late coming   The Ebola epidemic brings us folks in the U.S. face to face with some stark realities about what we value. Let’s be clear, it is an epidemic. According to the World Health Organization there have been 4,300 cases...

Police violence and Black violence are not the same

Police violence and Black violence are not the same

Sep. 18 | Stop saying that it is   It seems that nearly every time Black people gather to protest the latest killing of a Black person by an arm of the state — the police — some well-meaning, and not-so-well-meaning, Black folks get up and criticize...

On the ground in Ferguson, MO

On the ground in Ferguson, MO

Sep. 3 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The MSR sent writer Mel Reeves to Ferguson, Missouri to personally observe and report on the aftermath of unrest there following an incident of police violence that left a young Black man dead...

Mike Brown is laid to rest

Mike Brown is laid to rest

Aug. 27 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The MSR sent writer Mel Reeves to Ferguson, Missouri to personally observe and report on the aftermath of unrest there following an incident of police violence that left a young Black man dead...

Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Aug. 22 | Mike Brown is dead. The Ferguson police took their time in giving up the killer, Darren Wilson. But we know the name of his accomplice. So we know who and what killed Mike Brown. It was the political, economic, social system called capitalism. It...

On calling for calm while our people suffer

On calling for calm while our people suffer

Aug. 13 | I have to admit I hate for folks to tell me to calm down, because if I am not calm it’s usually for a good reason and I am upset at some grave injustice. There are times when I am not quite calm. I found it odd and maddening that so-called leaders...

Can police invade your home without a warrant?

Can police invade your home without a warrant?

Aug. 7 | Community activist Al Flowers beaten by police   News Analysis  By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “I could feel every one of the blows — all 30 to 40 of them,” explains Al Flowers, longtime community organizer. Flowers was beaten by...

On hating evil

On hating evil

Jul. 1 |   As I heard folks say that they hated the Miami Heat (and some people decided to tell me about basketball who I didn’t know even followed the game), I couldn’t help but think that we could sure use this amount of “hatin” and passion...

South West Light Rail advocates see gains  for communities of color

South West Light Rail advocates see gains for communities of color

Jun. 3 | By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   As Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council prepare to hear the public’s thoughts on the proposed South West Light Rail Transit (SWLRT), the effort to secure it has created some strange bedfellows. The...

Why is there no Malcolm X Day?

Why is there no Malcolm X Day?

May. 22 | It’s unfortunate that Malcolm X doesn’t have a holiday. He clearly is deserving of a holiday. If anyone should have a holiday, it should be him. I have been trying to think about why he hasn’t gotten one, though he has been honored with a stamp....