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A political Ponzi scheme:  The fix was in with 2012 election

A political Ponzi scheme: The fix was in with 2012 election

Nov. 21 |   Shell-shocked Republicans are asking “What happened?” as they lick their wounds and offer recriminations and finger pointing regarding who to blame for losing the election. They are the Bernie Madoff Ponzi-like schemers, losers asking what...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Oct. 10 | Force of contract law needed to ensure Black contractors/workers for stadium     Action: $34 million contract awarded September 28, 2012, by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (FSFA) and the Minnesota Vikings, their largest stadium...

More than ever, all-Black sports  radio’s time has come

More than ever, all-Black sports radio’s time has come

May. 16 |     A Spanish all-sports station may soon debut in New York City. Yet there’s still not an all-Black sports radio station anywhere in this country, neither on terrestrial regular radio nor on the nation’s only satellite radio service,...

Trayvon Martin murder exposes madness  of Stand Your Ground laws

Trayvon Martin murder exposes madness of Stand Your Ground laws

Mar. 28 |     On February 26, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old wannabe cop and self-appointed gun-carrying neighborhood watchman in a gated community just outside Orlando in Sanford, Florida....

Can Minneapolis taxpayers afford the CRA?

Can Minneapolis taxpayers afford the CRA?

Feb. 29 |     Is it too expensive for the average citizen?   The Star Tribune story “New names, old pains on Minneapolis police review panel,” February 20, 2012, reported on what we have reported on for a decade: the slow, continued collapse...

Black jobs promised on Vikings  stadium construction

Black jobs promised on Vikings stadium construction

Feb. 15 |     Who will ensure the promises are kept?   Mayor R.T. Rybak stated in his February 6 press conference that he was pressing hard for the Minneapolis City Council to support his dream of a Vikings stadium near the Metrodome. (Star Tribune,...

The NBA is back!  Hip hip!

The NBA is back! Hip hip!

Feb. 15 |     The excitement, the beautiful people in the house — there’s something about the NBA that draws you in, just like the NFL. This NBA season is coming off of a bitter long lockout by the 30 owners, who demanded mandated concessions...

Now the real battle for 2012 begins — Let’s hope it doesn’t get much uglier

Now the real battle for 2012 begins — Let’s hope it doesn’t get much uglier

Feb. 8 |     The ugliness during the Republican primary in Florida provided us a front-row seat in the arena of negative electioneering that has become a hallmark of the 2012 Republican campaign. To say it has been uglier in the past doesn’t excuse...

NCAA contenders looked like Black colleges

NCAA contenders looked like Black colleges

Jan. 25 | But they were not, nor do Black athletes or  Black colleges share in the sport wealth   A week ago, tens of millions of Americans (with millions more around the world) tuned into the NCAA BCS national championship football game, played at the...

A good man departs public service — Fire Chief Alex Jackson to step down Feb. 29, 2012

A good man departs public service — Fire Chief Alex Jackson to step down Feb. 29, 2012

Jan. 18 |     When Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) Chief Alex Jackson announced his retirement two weeks ago, it was not necessarily surprising to us in this corner. We saw it coming as far back as April 2010 in the rush to judgment over the April...
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