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In memory of three great men

In memory of three great men

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   We lost three individuals this April; I personally didn’t know each of them, but came close to meeting one of them. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. died April 6 of...

Hold government, business accountable for keeping our youth from street madness

Hold government, business accountable for keeping our youth from street madness

Mar. 27 | In Minneapolis and St. Paul, it’s time to build opportunity for the African American children. It’s clear that all the recreational things other communities have make a difference in a youth’s life. To begin with, we’ve got to have some real...

Choose your hustle wisely — Self-reliant skills that even a child can learn

Choose your hustle wisely — Self-reliant skills that even a child can learn

Dec. 19 |   In the midst of this struggling economy, many use crime as an outlet for relief. The excuse of “I’m just trying to survive” is hollering out relentlessly as if it justifies the assault on the community, who is also “just trying to survive.” At...

Children shouldn’t receive a life sentence

Children shouldn’t receive a life sentence

Nov. 14 | My 99-year prison sentence started in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison. Built into the side of a hill, the prison has acquired the unsettling myth of being underground. Upon my arrival, I believed it was true. To enter...