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Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with  parallels to Minneapolis

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with parallels to Minneapolis

Aug. 22 | Michael Brown, August 9, 2014, 18 years old, to start college in two days, unarmed. Instead: stopped by police while walking on a Ferguson, MO street, suburb of St. Louis, he was shot and killed. Rioting, burning, and looting followed: “…like...

Stadium update

Stadium update

Aug. 13 | Is 34 percent minority participation goal being met?   As Vikings fly up and down the field in training camp, our City Council is concerned about birds flying into the Viking Stadium glass walls. Why? They were unconcerned about letting stadium tax...

The real immigration story

The real immigration story

Aug. 13 | For nearly 400 years, since 1620, the dark secret of American immigration has been its policies detrimental to Blacks (Black Africans, Black Cubans, Black Caribbeans). Most slaves to North America arrived through the Caribbean. We see this dark secret...

MPD and MFD in trouble

MPD and MFD in trouble

Aug. 4 | Racial balance is being lost   The facts of the last 40 years reveal Minnesota is not, when it comes to African Americans, liberal and progressive. It is illiberal and regressive, openly and defiantly not complying with federal or local civil rights...

Remembering Lillian Anderson, Minneapolis’ first civil rights director

Remembering Lillian Anderson, Minneapolis’ first civil rights director

Aug. 3 | Longtime friend Josie Johnson offers tribute to ‘a tough sister’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Asked which adjectives she’d use to describe Minneapolis’ first civil rights director Rev. Lillian D. Anthony, her longtime friend...

The violence just won’t go away

The violence just won’t go away

Jul. 30 | Mpls, Indianapolis and Chicago at the crossroad   “Murderapolis continues to flourish” was our column headline, September 26, 2011. We, as Chicago, Indianapolis, and other cities, are at a crossroads: Choose between the protection and prosperity...

We have not waved a white flag!

We have not waved a white flag!

Jul. 22 | Why do White and Black leaders assume the Black community has waved a white flag of submission? However, we do raise questions about what is being planned for us as if we had, as seen during the various “summit” decision meetings (see my columns...

A Civil Rights and faith leader passes from the American scene

A Civil Rights and faith leader passes from the American scene

Jul. 13 | As discussed last week, the Rev. Dr. Lillian Anthony was the first Director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department, appointed in late 1967 by then Mayor Arthur Naftalin. Dr. Anthony quietly passed from this life at her home in Louisville, Kentucky,...

The need for a new Lillian Anthony

The need for a new Lillian Anthony

Jul. 8 | First director of Minneapolis Civil Rights Department  This column provides a timeline to further understand our discussion of the failure of the Civil Rights Department and Commission, including that of current director, Velma Korbel (hence our...

Velma Korbel must go!

Velma Korbel must go!

Jun. 28 | Resignation must be submitted immediately   It is not often that a Minneapolis City Agency Department Director receives separate, negative stories in the Star Tribune on the same day, reporting incompetence and belligerent leadership. Velma Korbel...