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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....

Organizing to unite the African world

Organizing to unite the African world

May. 22 | Omali Yeshitela discusses his work in ‘the ongoing struggle’   By Dwight Hobbes Staff Writer   The only thing more dangerous than the truth is someone committed to telling it with the courage of his or her convictions and without regard...

Conference celebrated legacy of Malcolm X

Conference celebrated legacy of Malcolm X

May. 21 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last weekend’s first-ever Malcolm X conference in the state was entirely devoted to the memory of the late civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1964. The first annual Minnesota Malcolm X Conference,...

Blacks will suffer a ‘great hangover’ after Obama

Blacks will suffer a ‘great hangover’ after Obama

May. 15 | Activist predicts a steep price to pay for the ‘catastrophe of mis-leadership’   By Mel Reeves  Contributing Writer   Glen Ford, executive editor and chief of Black Agenda Report, will be speaking at Minneapolis North High School this Saturday...

Condoleezza Rice: war criminal, race hustler

Condoleezza Rice: war criminal, race hustler

Apr. 25 |               There are a myriad of reasons why Condoleezza Rice was a bad choice to speak at the University of Minnesota on Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice: the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights...

March madness indeed!

March madness indeed!

Apr. 9 |   I just read that University of Florida coach Billy Donovan, as a result of taking his team to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA basketball tourney we know as March Madness, got a contract extension and a large raise. The university is paying him in...

My Brother’s Keeper initiative falls short of being brotherly

My Brother’s Keeper initiative falls short of being brotherly

Mar. 20 | The nice-looking Black man in the White House is at it again. He has done an excellent job of convincing many middle- and upper-class Blacks along with would-be progressives and liberals that he really has the interest of all Americans at heart....

Mpls police attempt to sully character of Terrance Franklin

Mpls police attempt to sully character of Terrance Franklin

Mar. 13 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The Star Tribune headlines read “New DNA evidence in Franklin case” and “Terrance Franklin DNA tied to gun.” The headlines referenced a press conference held by Minneapolis police last...