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MPD and MFD in trouble

MPD and MFD in trouble

Aug. 4 | Racial balance is being lost   The facts of the last 40 years reveal Minnesota is not, when it comes to African Americans, liberal and progressive. It is illiberal and regressive, openly and defiantly not complying with federal or local civil rights...

When bribery and corruption causes death!

When bribery and corruption causes death!

Feb. 26 | In the deaths of five children in North Minneapolis   On Saturday, February 15, 2014, Minneapolis Fire Department units rushed to a blazing and fatal fire at 2818 Colfax Avenue, North. Five beautiful, precious and innocent children lost their lives....

Black firefighters fear fewer Blacks on force

Black firefighters fear fewer Blacks on force

Feb. 6 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     The Minneapolis Fire Department last month began its first firefighters’ class in seven years. However, only one of the 12 new hires is Black, which has several Black firefighters wondering if the...

Henn. County judge begins a new life chapter

Henn. County judge begins a new life chapter

Nov. 7 | International Leadership Institute unites Minneapolis with sister city in Kenya By Lisa Bryant Contributing Writer   After serving as a trial judge for 21 years in the Hennepin County Fourth Judicial District Court, the Honorable LaJune Thomas...

A good man departs public service — Fire Chief Alex Jackson to step down Feb. 29, 2012

A good man departs public service — Fire Chief Alex Jackson to step down Feb. 29, 2012

Jan. 18 |     When Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) Chief Alex Jackson announced his retirement two weeks ago, it was not necessarily surprising to us in this corner. We saw it coming as far back as April 2010 in the rush to judgment over the April...

Some in Mpls City Hall are hostile to Blacks – Chief Alex Jackson is a target again

Some in Mpls City Hall are hostile to Blacks – Chief Alex Jackson is a target again

Dec. 21 |   My Minneapolis beat continually exposes me to the fact that Black folks are really not liked nor appreciated in some circles in Minneapolis. The latest focus of City leadership is on our Minneapolis Fire Department because of its successful...