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White professionals already cashing in on ‘People’s Stadium’ — But promises that construction will benefit communities of color remain unkept as deadlines approach

White professionals already cashing in on ‘People’s Stadium’ — But promises that construction will benefit communities of color remain unkept as deadlines approach

Aug. 28 |       By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   While there is much talk about possible delays in the construction of the “People’s Stadium,” it appears that the Vikings and MSFA are still confident it will be built. And according...

Recent rulings an attempt to restore confidence in the system

Recent rulings an attempt to restore confidence in the system

Aug. 22 |       The recent decision by a judge to limit New York City’s Stop and Frisk program, which targeted Black and Brown New Yorkers, and the decision to reduce crack sentences were neither coincidental nor accidental. The folks that...

Mayor Rybak,et al prove cowardly ineffective — Is the political leadership’s goal to make Mpls. unfriendly toward Blacks?

Mayor Rybak,et al prove cowardly ineffective — Is the political leadership’s goal to make Mpls. unfriendly toward Blacks?

Aug. 7 |     Minneapolis political leaders prove once again that they see the Black community as fools. No one has been deceived by the weak apology and weak response by the mayor’s office and City Councilman Don Samuels to the misbehavior of Minneapolis...

Trayvon Martin tragedy’s  lesson: ‘Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed’

Trayvon Martin tragedy’s lesson: ‘Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed’

Jul. 24 |     Someone once said, to describe the state of race relations near the end of the 20th century, “Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed.” That may be the best way to sum up the Trayvon Martin tragedy. At bottom, as in the case...

Help! They’re trying to get away with a crime — possibly murder!

Help! They’re trying to get away with a crime — possibly murder!

Jul. 10 |     A crime has been committed in Minneapolis and Hennepin County, and those who are charged with running the city, Mayor R.T. Rybak, the Minneapolis City Council the Hennepin County commissioners, the attorney general, the Chamber of Commerce,...

Why government spying? Because you are the enemy!

Why government spying? Because you are the enemy!

Jun. 26 | The recent revelations that the government is storing all — that’s right, all — of our phone calls and emails and general communication ought to give us all cause to pause. Why would our government want to spy on everyone? Surely it is our...

Terrance Franklin’s death demands justice

Terrance Franklin’s death demands justice

Jun. 12 |     The recent killing of Terrence Franklin by Minneapolis police by shooting him in the back of the head five times and in the back twice fits the pattern of police abuse of their powers. Those of us who have been around or haven’t been...

Speculation runs wild in Franklin shooting case — Without an ‘official’ report, family and friends remain skeptical

Speculation runs wild in Franklin shooting case — Without an ‘official’ report, family and friends remain skeptical

May. 29 |     By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   Terrance Franklin, the 22-year-old who on May 10 was shot and killed in the basement of a South Minneapolis home by police after a pursuit, appeared to have been shot five times in the back of...

Twin Cities suffers from de facto discrimination

Twin Cities suffers from de facto discrimination

May. 22 |     In the Twin Cities everywhere there are signs that the colorblind and just society that some have tried to convince themselves exists in liberal Minnesota is simply a fallacy. It’s a fallacy that allows all the well-meaning folks to...

Bangladesh tragedy reveals the realities of capitalism

Bangladesh tragedy reveals the realities of capitalism

May. 15 |     While we cower and agree to give up more of our hard-earned rights as citizens, the real bogey man the real terror of our lives gets little notice, and that is the system of economic exploitation called capitalism. I realize for a lot...