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White and Blacks as allies and marriage partners

White and Blacks as allies and marriage partners

Jul. 4 | “The whites and their hatreds are the problem and not us.” — bell hooks, Bone Black   When the U.S. State Department’s former Secretary Dean Rusk’s daughter married a Black man, the Department received a few hundred nasty letters and...

PBS documentary views Thurgood Marshall through a personal lens

PBS documentary views Thurgood Marshall through a personal lens

Jun. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new documentary on the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall will air on public television in October, but a free public preview was aired May 3 at the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall....

Fight for ‘health equities’ went to state capitol

Fight for ‘health equities’ went to state capitol

May. 27 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   Until recently, health equities has not been a subject in Minnesota that has received a lot of publicized attention. It represents the goal of groups working to address the health inequities that are well...

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

May. 8 | The specter of racism has long haunted professional sports. Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA team the L.A. Clippers, is proving how wrong those are who deny racism exists anymore. Having held his race attitudes during his 30 years of ownership —...

NAACP Labor Chair is ready to fight for jobs

NAACP Labor Chair is ready to fight for jobs

Apr. 21 | She says no one would call her a ‘well behaved’ woman The new faces of the Mpls NAACP: MSR’s story on the new officers of the Minneapolis Branch of the NAACP (“Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members,” Feb. 27) revealed among other things...

A silent campaign for the Mpls Board of Education election

A silent campaign for the Mpls Board of Education election

Apr. 2 |             Let life be breathed into the education debate. At stake are not only the lives of our children but also the prosperity and happiness killed by the poverty in our urban neighborhoods. I recommend that the...

Be part of the sunshine! Change the system!

Be part of the sunshine! Change the system!

Mar. 26 | The new faces of the Mpls NAACP: MSR’s recent story on the new officers of the Minneapolis Branch of the NAACP (“Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members,” Feb. 27) revealed among other things that women now constitute a majority of the new leadership,...

Blacks must not play double standards

Blacks must not play double standards

Jan. 15 |             “My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground rule that families are off limits. For that I am sorry.” — MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. So, she is off the hook with the Rev. Jesse Jackson,...

Minneapolis NAACP on the move?

Minneapolis NAACP on the move?

Dec. 26 |   Congratulations to the Rev. Jerry McAfee, newly elected president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP, and to the new board members. This is an auspicious time. We just celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who proved a Black man...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...