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Obama: “I’m da man up in here”

Obama: “I’m da man up in here”

Oct. 20 | Obama is flexing his executive-power muscle, letting both Democrats and Republicans know he is the man up in the White House with what Obama calls the do-nothing Congress. The Democrats do not want to support Obama during an election year on his controversial...

My Brother’s Keeper destroys Black male mentoring movement

My Brother’s Keeper destroys Black male mentoring movement

Aug. 6 | By Phillip Jackson Guest Commentator The White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative is destroying the Black male mentoring movement in America — decades-long work to save Black boys. Virtually all of the small, community-based agencies that...

Has Obama failed?

Has Obama failed?

Jul. 29 | By Don Allen Guest Commentator   As a card-carrying member of the Republican Party, I have to honestly say President Obama has not really failed. There are powers greater than him that still follow the political White-patriarchal system of checks...

New MPS programs to focus on Black male student achievement

New MPS programs to focus on Black male student achievement

Mar. 28 | Unified office, more instruction, more teachers planned   This story concludes our report on new MPS initiatives to address disparities that began with last week’s story, “Mpls Public Schools to assess impact of all policies, procedures on...

My Brother’s Keeper: Trauma must be part of conversation on helping Black males

My Brother’s Keeper: Trauma must be part of conversation on helping Black males

Mar. 5 | Black History Month has come and gone once again. I hope that folks learned something useful and constructive during this period. Oftentimes, I believe as Black people we forget that everything we do today is making Black history. Sadly, we think...

The great divide of income inequality: a domestic crisis on the world’s stage

The great divide of income inequality: a domestic crisis on the world’s stage

Feb. 6 |             By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “Income inequality” has become the political buzzword of 2014. President Obama, most recently in last week’s State of the Union Address, has made it a central...

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Jan. 29 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer Matt Little is gone, leaving a legendary legacy. He was widely renowned and will be well remembered as a Civil Rights Era icon who held a soul-deep commitment to empowering the African American community....

America’s Great Outdoors initiative connects kids  and vets to environmental jobs

America’s Great Outdoors initiative connects kids and vets to environmental jobs

Jan. 22 |             By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in April 2010 establishing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support innovative...

Robin Roberts loosens the grip of Black homophobia

Robin Roberts loosens the grip of Black homophobia

Jan. 15 |             While I will continue to argue that the African American community doesn’t have a patent on homophobia, it does, however, have a problem with it. Black homophobia still has a deadly hold on African American...

Looking at 2013, through real eyes

Looking at 2013, through real eyes

Jan. 3 | We wish to convey to all of our readers and the staff at the Spokesman Recorder all the best for a bright future. Our last column of 2013 ended with “We just celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who proved a Black man can be a success as...