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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...

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

Mar. 13 |   Who will monitor and enforce Black participation on the so-called ‘People’s Stadium’ project?     My concern is for the ending of the discrimination patterns and practices that prevent access for Black men and women to the opportunities...

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Jan. 30 |     It isn’t often a figure from African America history is still around once his or her accomplishments finally are celebrated. A spectacular exception, of course, is President Barack Obama. Not nearly as famous but nonetheless a hallmark...

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

North Carolina NAACP statement on pardon of Wilmington 10

North Carolina NAACP statement on pardon of Wilmington 10

Jan. 9 |     Today the spirit of justice was awakened in the capital of North Carolina. Governor Beverly Perdue signed a Pardon of Innocence for nine men and one woman known as The Wilmington 10. These young people were nonviolent protestors fighting...

Letter to the Editor: Why is the superintendent of the MPS silent  on segregation at Richard Green Central?

Letter to the Editor: Why is the superintendent of the MPS silent on segregation at Richard Green Central?

Jan. 2 |   Segregation is happening right in our neighborhood at Richard Green Central Park School. This school is under scrutiny due to the segregation of African American and Latino students. Students are separated and placed into classrooms based upon...

‘No Black talent on the air’

‘No Black talent on the air’

Dec. 19 | White perspectives dominate local mainstream media   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Black voices are barely heard on local mainstream radio. It’s even worse in local sports radio. “There is no Black talent on the air in the Twin Cities...