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Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

May. 6 | One of the most critical, yet often overlooked aspects of poverty in this nation is the escalating incarceration rate of American citizens. The Justice Policy Institute notes that since 1970, the number of incarcerated Americans has grown nearly eight-fold...

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

Mar. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Reportedly Barack Obama’s approval rating in Minnesota is at its lowest since he became president over five years ago. But based on the loud, enthusiastic reception he received last week during a stop in St....

Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

Jan. 16 |   Is a 32 percent people-of-color workforce goal overly optimistic?   News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The plans are in full swing for the new $975 million Vikings stadium. And yet again many in the Black community hold...

What happened when we got off the bus?

What happened when we got off the bus?

Oct. 10 |   October 16 will mark the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. I remember that day because I stood in support of the beautiful brothers that had sent such a loud message to the world. I remember listening to great speeches,...

Local participants sought for National Children’s Study

Local participants sought for National Children’s Study

Nov. 30 |   The National Children’s Study is the largest and longest study of children’s health ever conducted in the United States. The study is committed to identifying ways to improve the health and well-being of children. It seeks to understand...

Children are in need of safe, stable homes  Could you provide one?

Children are in need of safe, stable homes Could you provide one?

Nov. 23 |     By Jill Melaas Guest Commentator   National Adoption Month is recognized during the month of November. This is a national day of celebration for adoptive families. During this month in communities all around the country, families,...