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March on Washington revisited

March on Washington revisited

Sep. 4 |               By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “Almost 50 years ago, I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court...

Making history…again

Making history…again

Aug. 14 |     By Benjamin Todd Jealous  Guest Commentator   Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963, tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall: a preacher’s son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don’t...

Beyond the rhetoric Cry, cry, cry — nothing changes

Beyond the rhetoric Cry, cry, cry — nothing changes

Jul. 31 |     By Harry C. Alford Guest Commentator   In the past there were so many hangings, beatings, shootings and bombings. They went without justice being applied. During the past few decades we have shown national outrage from Emmett Till,...

Sebelius and Holder address NAACP convention — Speeches focused on Zimmerman verdict, Affordable Care Act, voting rights

Sebelius and Holder address NAACP convention — Speeches focused on Zimmerman verdict, Affordable Care Act, voting rights

Jul. 24 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     In light of the recent George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, both U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week stressed the...

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Jul. 24 |     Mahmoud El-Kati and Jeffry MartinPhotos by Charles Hallman   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Organizers predict that by the time the “Karamu House,” a monthly forum series which began in June, concludes in December, an...

Zimmerman trial watch

Zimmerman trial watch

Jul. 24 |           Below is a series of commentaries written by MSR staff writer Charles Hallman exclusively for the MSR Online regarding the George Zimmerman trial. They are being posted several times per week. Charles Hallman welcomes...

Minnesota honors civil rights legend

Minnesota honors civil rights legend

May. 15 |     Juanita Jackson Mitchell helped reestablish Twin Cities NAACP branches     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Juanita Jackson Mitchell (1913-1992) only lived in St. Paul for four years, but her impact during that stint laid...

Affordable Care  Act Updates — ‘Navigators’ to help spread the word on the state’s MNsure health exchange

Affordable Care Act Updates — ‘Navigators’ to help spread the word on the state’s MNsure health exchange

Apr. 10 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   “Under the Affordable Care Act, every plan in the marketplace has to cover a set of 10 essential benefits [such as] prescription drugs, lab services, hospitalization, emergency care, mental health...

Salaried vs. hourly and why all pay is not equal

Salaried vs. hourly and why all pay is not equal

Mar. 21 |     By Dedrick Muhammad Guest Commentator   If unemployment rates fall to pre-recession levels, will our economy be as healthy as it was in 2006? Not necessarily, the research shows. Even as rising housing prices and falling unemployment...

Black in the USA

Black in the USA

Mar. 19 |   Sixteen year old Brooklyn youth shot and killed , protests held Kimani Gray was shot and killed last week in Brooklyn, after being hit by 7 bullets fired by two plain clothes New York City police detectives. Autopsies so far revealed that 3...