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Booming construction leaves state’s Blacks behind

Booming construction leaves state’s Blacks behind

Oct. 29 | Jobs are falling short of meeting equity goals   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer Despite established equity goals now in place for publicly funded construction projects in Minnesota, many argue that barriers still exist for Black-owned businesses...

MPD chief a no-show at community forum on police violence

MPD chief a no-show at community forum on police violence

Sep. 27 | Harteau’s absence attributed to ‘public safety’ threats   By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer This past Thursday night, citizens from across the city gathered at the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis to take part in a “listening...

Mayors pledge racial equity

Mayors pledge racial equity

Aug. 14 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Twin Cities could be the nation’s best example for racial equity — so pledge the mayors of the state’s two largest municipalities. In welcoming the estimated 500-plus attendees at the August 5-6 “Convening...

MSR’s 19th Annual Graduation Celebration

MSR’s 19th Annual Graduation Celebration

May. 16 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer     On Tuesday, May 7, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) newspaper sponsored its 19th Annual Graduation Celebration to acknowledge African and African American senior students finishing high...

Lawyers of color names Levy-Pounds one of the most influential law professors in the U.S.

Lawyers of color names Levy-Pounds one of the most influential law professors in the U.S.

May. 5 | University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is one of the most influential young minority law professors in the country, according to media and research company Lawyers of Color. Levy-Pounds was named to the company’s “50...

Civil rights report highlights across-the-board disparities

Civil rights report highlights across-the-board disparities

Feb. 26 | Education gaps, high incarceration strongly impacts Black unemployment   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The “intolerably high unemployment rates” for Blacks in Minnesota has been oft-discussed in recent years, but a new Minnesota...

Humphrey Public Affairs panel agrees: King’s Dream remains a dream, not our reality

Humphrey Public Affairs panel agrees: King’s Dream remains a dream, not our reality

Jan. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 1964 Civil Rights Act became law 50 years ago, and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs this year is hosting a series of events to commemorate the historic legislation. Last week’s...

Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

Jan. 23 | By Mary Turck Contributing Writer   In early January, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder jointly announced new federal guidelines on school discipline. Why? “Racial discrimination in school discipline is a real...

Mayoral forum focused on Mpls communities of color — Candidates acknowledged inequities but lacked solutions

Mayoral forum focused on Mpls communities of color — Candidates acknowledged inequities but lacked solutions

Jun. 12 |     By Jamal Denman Online Editor   On Thursday, June 6, the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis hosted the One MPLS Mayoral Forum, giving candidate hopefuls the opportunity to address the questions and concerns of members...

Schools seek remedies to racial suspension gap

Schools seek remedies to racial suspension gap

Jun. 12 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Black students nationwide are suspended at least twice more frequently than any other student group and up to three times more often in many Twin Cities metro area urban and suburban school...
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