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Security workers’ strike leads to contract agreement

Security workers’ strike leads to contract agreement

Mar. 6 |     News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   After going on a one-day strike, security officers from SEIU Local 26 came to a contract agreement with local security companies. “We were striking for better healthcare benefits,...

South High food fight gives voice to Somali student’s frustrations

South High food fight gives voice to Somali student’s frustrations

Feb. 27 | One student response to turmoil is to “mix it up” culturally   By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “We don’t feel safe,” said 16-year-old Kowsar Mohamed, a Somali student at South High, during a recent press conference addressing...

Beware of ‘official’ violence

Beware of ‘official’ violence

Feb. 20 | Government creates ways to punish without due process While much of the talk around violence centers around crazed folks with guns, the events and information that has come out over the last week has added “official” violence by government and...

Blacks have a different agenda from Whites on gun control

Blacks have a different agenda from Whites on gun control

Feb. 20 | Let me state what’s important to African Americans on the gun issue. White Americans who have invented the Black boogieman will never give up their guns that they feel will protect them from the American Black uprising, which has always been a myth,...

Local anti-foreclosure movement put on trial

Local anti-foreclosure movement put on trial

Feb. 14 |   When Anthony Newby of Occupy Homes MN was brought up on charges recently of assault, disorderly conduct and trespassing for doing absolutely nothing wrong, it made it obvious what the U.S. justice system is really all about and who and what it...

Pres. Obama visits Mpls promoting gun-control measures

Pres. Obama visits Mpls promoting gun-control measures

Feb. 13 | Missing from conversation: Black youth, the most likely victims of gun violence     News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   President Barack Obama’s visit to Minneapolis last week to discuss gun control and solutions to limit...

The struggle continues — Obama is not proof of a post-racial society

The struggle continues — Obama is not proof of a post-racial society

Feb. 6 |     When one compares the 1968 Kerner Commission Report, which chronicled the problems that Black folks were experiencing in just about every walk of life at the time, and the misery index for Black folks today, one finds that the lot of...

Washburn Black doll-hanging incident stirs outrage

Washburn Black doll-hanging incident stirs outrage

Jan. 30 |   By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The hanging of a Black doll by four Washburn High School students on January 11 created quite a furor at the school and in the Minneapolis Black community. A press conference was called last week and...

Is doll-hanging incident a result of ignorance or callousness?

Is doll-hanging incident a result of ignorance or callousness?

Jan. 30 |   Someone once said that “the problem with the past is it’s not quite past.” Ironically, the hanging of a Black doll and the dragging of it through school at Minneapolis Washburn was a reminder that the past is not quite past us in our...

MLK Day march covered broad spectrum  of human-rights issues

MLK Day march covered broad spectrum of human-rights issues

Jan. 23 |     By Jerry Freeman MSR Senior Editor   Over 100 people braved below-zero temperatures Monday, Jan. 21, to march in the Second Annual MLK, Jr. March for Jobs, Justice and Housing organized by Occupy the Hood MN. The march’s aim was...