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God bless Rachel Jeantel,  a courageous witness

God bless Rachel Jeantel,  a courageous witness

Jul. 10 |     During the first week of July, some in America showed their true colors by once again viciously attacking, with malice aforethought, a 19-year-old Black woman, Rachel Jeantel. She was the last person to speak to 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...

Snowden, Hastings and  surveillance? Were they right?

Snowden, Hastings and surveillance? Were they right?

Jul. 3 |   The ‘here we go again’  relevance for Black America   Young journalists stepped forward to warn again how we continue to lose our government to growing “Big Brother.” Thirty-year-old document leaker Edward J. Snowden has fled...

Franklin case goes to county  attorney, then Grand Jury — Will another Grand Jury sanction police  shootings of young Blacks?

Franklin case goes to county attorney, then Grand Jury — Will another Grand Jury sanction police shootings of young Blacks?

Jun. 19 |     The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) announced two weeks ago that they had completed the investigation into the shooting of T.T. Franklin and forwarded their findings to the Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman. The Star Tribune...

Mpls police killed T.T. Franklin for being Black — Racism, individual and institutional, is alive and well in our fair city

Mpls police killed T.T. Franklin for being Black — Racism, individual and institutional, is alive and well in our fair city

Jun. 12 |   There was a lot of hatred directed at and rained down upon T.T. Franklin May 10 in that poorly lighted basement at 2717 Bryant Ave. South, away from prying eyes, enabling public safety to once again turn its back on transparently serving the...

Justice for David Cornelius Smith — David C. Smith In spite of obstruction of justice from the  Mpls. Civil Rights Dept.

Justice for David Cornelius Smith — David C. Smith In spite of obstruction of justice from the Mpls. Civil Rights Dept.

Jun. 5 |     On Friday, May 24, 2013, Minneapolis City Council awarded $3.75 million to the family of David C. Smith, a 28 year-old African American. The case was handled by the Bennett Law Firm. All tax payers’ money. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis...

Unanswered questions still cloud police shooting of T.T. Franklin

Unanswered questions still cloud police shooting of T.T. Franklin

May. 29 |     The Star Tribune’s headline of May 18, 2013: “Sources: Burglary suspect fired shots that injured Minneapolis Officers.” What about the shots that killed the “suspect,” Terrance Terrill Franklin? Why, when surrounded by five...

Terrance Terrell Franklin’s  police-shooting death — Many questions remain unanswered

Terrance Terrell Franklin’s police-shooting death — Many questions remain unanswered

May. 22 |     Terrance Terrell Franklin died at the hands of the Minneapolis police in the basement of a home at 2717 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis at approximately 3:30 pm, Friday, May 10. Questions are being asked about the circumstances of his...

Changing of the guard with the T-Wolves

Changing of the guard with the T-Wolves

May. 15 |     Flip Saunders’ good calculations will replace David Kahn’s poor ones   Because of my November 7, 2012 column (“The smartest White team in the NBA: T-Wolves team return to the 1950s?”), we took heat from those who took exception...

Update on MPD’s 2012 assault  on Ames Elks Lodge — No contact with MPD for over a year

Update on MPD’s 2012 assault on Ames Elks Lodge — No contact with MPD for over a year

May. 8 |     My May 2, 2012 headline was about the April 21, 2012 assault by the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) on the Ames Elks Lodge. What a shameful MPD disgrace. My subheading: “A 150-year-old Black Fraternal Organization was brutalized...

People’s Stadium in trouble! — Can the funding really be found?

People’s Stadium in trouble! — Can the funding really be found?

May. 1 |     How does “the People’s Stadium” stand at this hour? Answer: wobbly, as we see from the fierce and personal debates within the Minnesota legislature regarding how to pay for the “People’s Stadium.” Why the silence from the...