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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...

Coordinated attack underway to  suppress the Black vote

Coordinated attack underway to suppress the Black vote

May. 16 |     NAACP launches campaign to counter new voting restrictions   By Marvin Randolph Guest Commentator    The 2008 U.S. presidential election brought us not only an historic election, but also record participation of minority voters....

Hall of Fame coach took father’s advice, stood up for what’s right

Hall of Fame coach took father’s advice, stood up for what’s right

May. 9 |     I first met C. Vivian Stringer back in the late 1980s when she was the head coach at Iowa and I was a radio reporter covering the visiting Gophers there. She discussed at length her concerns about Proposition 48, then a new NCAA-passed...

Board chair: Council on Black Minnesotans ‘under the gun’

Board chair: Council on Black Minnesotans ‘under the gun’

Mar. 28 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new executive director for Minnesota’s Council on Black Minnesotans (CBM) will be in place by June, predicts CBM Board Chairman Donavan Bailey. A Rochester resident, Bailey sat down last week...

Mpls Park Board says ‘climate’ change is underway

Mpls Park Board says ‘climate’ change is underway

Feb. 8 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since the MSR’s January 4  article “Black employees call Minneapolis Park Board a ‘toxic workplace,’” Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) officials say they have already undertaken...

In Troy Davis’ name, NAACP renews call to abolish the  death penalty

In Troy Davis’ name, NAACP renews call to abolish the death penalty

Feb. 1 |     By Derek Turner Guest Commentator Motivated by the tragic execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last September, the NAACP has renewed its fight to make the death penalty a part of America’s past. Over the next year, NAACP state representatives...