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Posts tagged with "Minneapolis City Council"

City counsel ignores Peavey Park crack problem

City counsel ignores Peavey Park crack problem

Nov. 14 | A week before the elections, I’m trying to get a bus at about 5 pm and go to work. It’s drizzling, chilly. Be nice to step in out of the weather at the bus shelter on the corner of Chicago and Franklin on Minneapolis’ south side. But, there’s...

Washington mascot protest heats up in Minnesota

Washington mascot protest heats up in Minnesota

Nov. 13 | Activists say R-word and N-word equally offensive   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Advocates who consider the Washington professional football team nickname racist and offensive believe that change eventually will come, but not without constant...

Report: Mpls garbage burner already a ‘significant source’ of airborne toxins

Report: Mpls garbage burner already a ‘significant source’ of airborne toxins

Oct. 2 | Planned expansion would likely increase harm to communities of color   A new report by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) shows that if the downtown garbage burner continues with a planned 20 percent increase in the amount of waste...

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,...

Justice for David Cornelius Smith — David C. Smith In spite of obstruction of justice from the  Mpls. Civil Rights Dept.

Justice for David Cornelius Smith — David C. Smith In spite of obstruction of justice from the Mpls. Civil Rights Dept.

Jun. 5 |     On Friday, May 24, 2013, Minneapolis City Council awarded $3.75 million to the family of David C. Smith, a 28 year-old African American. The case was handled by the Bennett Law Firm. All tax payers’ money. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis...

Legislature caught whistling in the dark — Financial problems for Viking stadium  construction project

Legislature caught whistling in the dark — Financial problems for Viking stadium construction project

Apr. 17 |     For years I have defined as ill-conceived any planning that mostly serves the planners and their agency/bosses and not those they plan for, that too often leave African Americans out of their equations, purposefully failing or refusing...

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Jan. 30 |   The push-Black-Americans-in-football-to-the-back-of-the-bus games have begun, raising “Blacks need not apply” signs not only for stadium construction jobs but also NFL team head-coaching jobs. This is not about quotas. It is about statistical...

Decision announcement days:  January 15 & 18, February 1, 2013

Decision announcement days: January 15 & 18, February 1, 2013

Jan. 16 | Sports Facility Authority and the Minnesota Vikings   Will the “Stadium Powers” (Minnesota Legislature, Minneapolis City Council, Vikings, NFL and the Minnesota Facilities Sports Authority that oversees the stadium construction project),...

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie  discusses the voter ID amendment

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie discusses the voter ID amendment

Oct. 24 |     By Elizabeth Ellis Contributing Writer   On October 19, from 7:30-9 am at Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, by invitation of City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, discussed the...

City reports renovation of Riverside Plaza complete

City reports renovation of Riverside Plaza complete

Oct. 24 |   According to a recent City of Minneapolis press release, the $65 million renovation of 1,303 affordable housing units at the iconic Riverside Plaza is now complete. The renovation is one of the largest U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-supported...