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Five big steps across the achievement gap

Five big steps across the achievement gap

Dec. 12 | With 10 small, experimental ‘bright spots’ along the way   By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer Earlier this year, Generation Next held a kick-off event at the University of Minnesota to unveil what they believe are the five core initiatives to...

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...

North Mpls rental property owners refute slumlord label

North Mpls rental property owners refute slumlord label

Apr. 2 | Property owners place responsibility for code violations on problem renters   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer City landlords Keith Malmer and Mahmood Khan both do not see themselves as “slum landlords” simply because the majority of their properties...

Help! They’re trying to get away with a crime — possibly murder!

Help! They’re trying to get away with a crime — possibly murder!

Jul. 10 |     A crime has been committed in Minneapolis and Hennepin County, and those who are charged with running the city, Mayor R.T. Rybak, the Minneapolis City Council the Hennepin County commissioners, the attorney general, the Chamber of Commerce,...

Legislature caught whistling in the dark — Financial problems for Viking stadium  construction project

Legislature caught whistling in the dark — Financial problems for Viking stadium construction project

Apr. 17 |     For years I have defined as ill-conceived any planning that mostly serves the planners and their agency/bosses and not those they plan for, that too often leave African Americans out of their equations, purposefully failing or refusing...

City reports renovation of Riverside Plaza complete

City reports renovation of Riverside Plaza complete

Oct. 24 |   According to a recent City of Minneapolis press release, the $65 million renovation of 1,303 affordable housing units at the iconic Riverside Plaza is now complete. The renovation is one of the largest U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-supported...

Status quo fixes won’t stop the frightening violence

Status quo fixes won’t stop the frightening violence

Sep. 5 |   It is the elephant in the room that people don’t want to talk about: the ongoing street violence affecting so many African Americans in this country due to the dysfunctional institutions, leadership and policies that allow caste-like barriers...

Police unions turn to Republicans for help

Police unions turn to Republicans for help

Mar. 7 |     Rybak administration and Civil Rights Department blindsided   One wonders how long it took the Rybak administration to realize the powerful Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis had turned to the Republican majority in the Minnesota...

MPD Chief Dolan hits back—Attempts by subordinates and the Civil Rights Department to oust him fail

MPD Chief Dolan hits back—Attempts by subordinates and the Civil Rights Department to oust him fail

Feb. 22 |   It is clear that Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Chief Tim Dolan has known that many of the recommendations coming from the Civilian Review Authority (CRA) were based on incompetence and dishonesty. So when an incompetent and dishonest...

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,...