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Who’s honing Twin Cities’ media focus? Blacks in management still a rarity in local television, radio news

Who’s honing Twin Cities’ media focus? Blacks in management still a rarity in local television, radio news

Dec. 12 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Blacks are barely represented on the air and in management at Twin Cities television and radio stations. The MSRrecently examined four local station websites — WCCO (Channel 4), KSTP (Channel 5), KMSP (Channel...

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Dec. 12 | By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild the American economy. It is true that high unemployment, a weak national infrastructure, the need...

Blacks: demand economic equity

Blacks: demand economic equity

Dec. 5 |   By Marc Morial Guest Commentator     President Obama’s decisive victory in this year’s presidential election signaled a shift in both demographics and attitude in America. While 93 percent of African American voters supported...

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Oct. 17 |   By Maya Beecham and Mahmoud El Kati Contributing Writers   Robin Hickman On a late, sunny fall afternoon at a busy café in St. Paul, a woman in her early 30’s talked with a teenage girl she was recently introduced to. The girl’s eyes...

Nat’l NAACP president motivates audience to action

Nat’l NAACP president motivates audience to action

Oct. 17 |   Activist makes commitment to help solve problems facing local Blacks By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   National NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous says that Minnesota “is more like Mississippi than it should be.” Having once worked...

What if Romney wins?

What if Romney wins?

Oct. 17 |   By Raynard Jackson Guest Commentator   With the presidential election right around the corner and most of the pundits saying the race is Obama’s to lose, I have begun to ponder the possibility that Romney might win and the impact that...

Poor MPS  test scores show  leadership’s lack of commitment  to students

Poor MPS test scores show leadership’s lack of commitment to students

Oct. 10 |   “We exist to ensure that all students learn” is the mission of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson states on the MPS website that she believes “more strongly than ever that our top priorities lie in...

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Sep. 12 | Some employees find workplace still hostile  By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since MSR’s January 5 exclusive article on racial discrimination against current and former Black Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) employees, MPRB...

Democracy is under attack by voter suppression

Democracy is under attack by voter suppression

Sep. 5 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator    Far too often in modern elections, sound bites trump substance and voters are left wondering what the candidates really stand for. This is even more acute for issues important to the African...

To The Editor: Saunders elected first Black president of AFSCME

To The Editor: Saunders elected first Black president of AFSCME

Jul. 5 | The NAACP congratulates Lee Saunders on his election to serve as the new president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Saunders is the first African American president in AFSCME’s history. “For his entire...
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