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Posts tagged with "Nellie Stone Johnson"

A silent campaign for the Mpls Board of Education election

A silent campaign for the Mpls Board of Education election

Apr. 2 |             Let life be breathed into the education debate. At stake are not only the lives of our children but also the prosperity and happiness killed by the poverty in our urban neighborhoods. I recommend that the...

NAACP activates legal strategy

NAACP activates legal strategy

Jan. 29 |             Local branch joins Doug Mann in Sports Authority law suit   One of the traditional strengths of the NAACP movement has been its shrewd planning for taking legal action against those violating rights...

Financial disaster for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Financial disaster for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Jan. 22 | When Douglass Mann filed his motion with the Minnesota Supreme Court, early Friday morning, January 10, 2014, no one knew his motion was being sent to the State Supreme Court, raising serious constitutional issues with regard to the funding of the...

Promises, promises, promises

Promises, promises, promises

Jan. 15 | What good is an equity plan with no follow through?   Liberals have become extremely proficient at making promises to the constituent base of people of color. The theme song is “come vote for me so that me and my people get paid to distribute...

Attack on the Teachers Federation Why have friends become foes?

Attack on the Teachers Federation Why have friends become foes?

Oct. 9 | “The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” — Mary McLeod Bethune   For decades, a workable relationship between organized labor and African American leadership existed in Minnesota. They do not necessarily speak with one voice,...

Snowden, Hastings and  surveillance? Were they right?

Snowden, Hastings and surveillance? Were they right?

Jul. 3 |   The ‘here we go again’  relevance for Black America   Young journalists stepped forward to warn again how we continue to lose our government to growing “Big Brother.” Thirty-year-old document leaker Edward J. Snowden has fled...

This week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

Jan. 30 | Nellie Now through Feb. 17 History Theater 30 East 10th St., St. Paul 651-292-4323 or www.historytheatre.com Civil rights and labor activist Nellie Stone Johnson was a Minnesota hero. Her feisty spirit and drive to succeed made her a political...

Still waiting for the Equity Plan for the new Vikings’ and Minnesota’s People’s Stadium

Still waiting for the Equity Plan for the new Vikings’ and Minnesota’s People’s Stadium

Dec. 5 |   Where is the long awaited/anticipated Equity Plan for the People’s Vikings Stadium, a plan to guarantee inclusiveness (all of “we the people”) in the development, construction and operation of the stadium? Inclusive means diversity (more...

Obama wins! Historic second term for the president

Obama wins! Historic second term for the president

Nov. 14 | The 2012 presidential election proves 2008 was not a fluke nor an accident. The 2012 election demonstrates the peril of all-White “dream teams” with mostly White door knockers in the field. When will the Republicans accept “representative democracy”...

A Sports Authority chair who understands the Black struggle

A Sports Authority chair who understands the Black struggle

Jun. 27 |    Kelm-Helgen’s civil rights history is a rich one There are names and families that remain strong in the pantheon of the civil rights struggle for freedom and liberty for all in Minnesota, including such names as Newman, Johnson, Humphrey...