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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...

The tragedy of guns in the streets

The tragedy of guns in the streets

Jun. 12 | Another senseless death   Maya Angelou passed May 28. She had her finger “on the pulse of morning.” She had her “caged bird” sing a prayer of freedom to rise above the “bitter, twisted lies” people of color must contend with, for,...

Keefe file now open to the public

Keefe file now open to the public

Jun. 5 | Sgt. Michael Keefe waits his day in court   “A profile in courage and integrity: Lt. Michael Keefe,” is the headline of my August 29, 2007 column. Lt. Keefe “would tolerate neither racial animus and discrimination nor departmental abuses...

Returning to an old order after 30 years

Returning to an old order after 30 years

May. 28 | A retreat for Black leaders to plan actions to enable Whites to feel safe What horn will midnight hear? The Calvary bugler sounding retreat from battle? Gabriel’s trumpet leading the Halleluiah chorus? The morning wake-up horn calling retreat...

Equity in light rail postponed again

Equity in light rail postponed again

May. 22 | The Star Tribune ran stories last week about light rail in the metro area. The real interpretation: purposeful denial, again, of light rail equity for North Minneapolis. Star Tribune reported, May 12, 2014, that African Americans believe North Minneapolis...
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