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The quest for health equity is lifelong

The quest for health equity is lifelong

May. 8 | In 2002, April was designated as Minority Health Month to increase awareness about health disparities that exist for people of color. Even though April 2014 Minority Health Month is now past, we must continue to address health disparities head on...

U of M study: Race matters most in determining who breathes bad air

U of M study: Race matters most in determining who breathes bad air

May. 7 | The Twin Cities earn yet another racial disparities distinction   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer In April, researchers at the University of Minnesota released a study showing that people of color in the U.S. typically breathe air that...

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

Nov. 14 | No U.S. professional team since 1963 has established new mascots or nicknames that use racial stereotypes. Yet the Washington pro football team, which played here last week, continues its offensive nickname and logo. Current team owner Dan Snyder,...

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Nov. 13 |     Almost 30 times I heard it. Literally hundreds of times I saw it. No one apparently got the memo, especially the stadium public address announcer, who said it with gusto. Many proudly wore it like a badge of honor. I’m referring to...

Washington football team should drop the “R” word

Washington football team should drop the “R” word

Oct. 23 |   Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “At a moment when President Obama and Republican leaders remain deeply divided, this week saw them come to a bipartisan agreement on one thing: It is time for Washington’s NFL team to stop using...

No candidates of color for Mpls Park Board elections

No candidates of color for Mpls Park Board elections

Jun. 26 | MPRB commissioners make ‘huge decisions’ affecting Black youth   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   East Phillips Park in MinneapolisPhoto by Jamal Denman   All nine Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)commissioner seats...

A skeptical take on the Boston tragedy

A skeptical take on the Boston tragedy

May. 8 |     The tragic bombing that occurred at the Boston Marathon cannot be looked at in only black and white terms. Conspiracy theorists and political hacks are having a heyday with this. I am content with saying I don’t know what exactly happened...

New research exposes Detroit’s pre-Underground Railroad history

New research exposes Detroit’s pre-Underground Railroad history

Apr. 24 | The beleaguered city’s slavery past suggests much about its potential future   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Detroit historically has been known as a key stop in the Underground Railroad, visited by Blacks escaping from slavery in the...

No wonder East African students say they don’t feel safe at school

No wonder East African students say they don’t feel safe at school

Apr. 24 |   We humans have been blaming and scapegoating the most vulnerable minority group among us for thousands of years: It’s an age-old tradition. I recently overheard a man say, “Yeah, the West Bank area in Minneapolis used to be a nice neighborhood,...

Obama linking Selma to Stonewall  divides Black community

Obama linking Selma to Stonewall divides Black community

Jan. 30 |   President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was the most inclusive speech a president has ever given. It was delivered on the 27th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the president honored King’s legacy when he eloquently spoke...
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