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Attack on the Teachers Federation Why have friends become foes?

Attack on the Teachers Federation Why have friends become foes?

Oct. 9 | “The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” — Mary McLeod Bethune   For decades, a workable relationship between organized labor and African American leadership existed in Minnesota. They do not necessarily speak with one voice,...

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

Sep. 18 | President Barack Obama stands in that shadow   Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of 1930s Great Britain, went to Munich, Germany to seek peace with Hitler. The “ghost” of Chamberlain refers to his miscalculating achieving “peace in...

How does the State of MN pay its $50 million?

How does the State of MN pay its $50 million?

Sep. 11 | Has there been a breach of contract?   “Drop-dead” dates sends chills through lawyers advising legislators, executives and investors, because of the consequences of failing to comply with legal/contractual obligations on time. Minnesota’s...

Tensions divide stadium partners

Tensions divide stadium partners

Sep. 4 | Vikings and MSFA at odds   Is there a future for reconciliation between two partners who thought they had the world at their fingertips just a year ago, when in August of 2012 it was like a love fest, as the Vikings (Wilfs) and the state of...

The chief reaches out — Harteau meets with Black officers

The chief reaches out — Harteau meets with Black officers

Aug. 28 |     The last couple of months have been challenging for the administration of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau. She is showing she can meet challenges and seek solutions. The incidents embarrassing to the department — in Apple Valley,...

“We didn’t know!” Really?

“We didn’t know!” Really?

Aug. 22 | Everybody pretends ignorance or amnesia on Zygi’s dealings   Many intelligent, knowledgeable people purposefully said they were surprised by the 21-year-old court ruling against the Wilfs, owners of the Minnesota Vikings. Really? Why do they...

What it’s like to be Black in the MPD — The chance for another Cincinnati?

What it’s like to be Black in the MPD — The chance for another Cincinnati?

Aug. 7 |     One cannot begin to understand the current racial tensions within the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) until one reviews the history of this tension. The tensions are there, extremely dangerous tensions. Many do not understand while...

August 20, 2013: stadium day of judgment — Doug Mann takes on the State of Minnesota

August 20, 2013: stadium day of judgment — Doug Mann takes on the State of Minnesota

Jul. 31 |     “Let’s kill all the lawyers” is a misunderstood quotation from Shakespeare. The character in the play wanted lawyers who would create chaos and unrest so he could become king. The character was referring to killing attorneys and...

Trayvon Martin is guilty…  …of being a young, Black male in the wrong place at the wrong time

Trayvon Martin is guilty… …of being a young, Black male in the wrong place at the wrong time

Jul. 24 |     The headline in this column is not a mistake. Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was guilty of being Black. All of us know of jokes about being arrested for driving while being Black. It was no joke for 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, killed...

Stadium contract under negotiation — Civil Rights Dept. monitors contractor and worker inclusion

Stadium contract under negotiation — Civil Rights Dept. monitors contractor and worker inclusion

Jul. 17 |     It appears the Minnesota Vikings will sign off in the next 30 days on the contract for monitoring hiring compliance on the construction of the Vikings’ stadium. It is rumored that Viking General Council Kevin Warren will handle the...