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Terror stories toothless

Terror stories toothless

Sep. 28 | Including the Sunday, September 7, 2014 front-page story, the Star Tribune has run more front page Sunday “terror” articles on local Somalis going to the Middle East to fight than the actual number of young men and women who have gone to fight. How...

Fight for ‘health equities’ went to state capitol

Fight for ‘health equities’ went to state capitol

May. 27 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   Until recently, health equities has not been a subject in Minnesota that has received a lot of publicized attention. It represents the goal of groups working to address the health inequities that are well...

Proposed St. Cloud Islamic Center arouses racial tensions

Proposed St. Cloud Islamic Center arouses racial tensions

Oct. 23 | By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   The City of St. Cloud is unfriendly to people of color. It is located in Minnesota’s sixth congressional district, which is represented by Michele Bachman, one of the prominent leaders of the Tea Party movement....

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

Oct. 16 | Critics say Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ad campaign misfires with communities of color   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange program, debuted the signup process on October 1. Officials during...

White professionals already cashing in on ‘People’s Stadium’ — But promises that construction will benefit communities of color remain unkept as deadlines approach

White professionals already cashing in on ‘People’s Stadium’ — But promises that construction will benefit communities of color remain unkept as deadlines approach

Aug. 28 |       By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   While there is much talk about possible delays in the construction of the “People’s Stadium,” it appears that the Vikings and MSFA are still confident it will be built. And according...

Somali parents struggle with trauma of childhood autism

Somali parents struggle with trauma of childhood autism

Jun. 26 | New legislation promises more help for low-income families   By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   “It’s an awesome feeling to change policy so that equality is from the get-go and from the gate for all kids. This new law/policy...

There’s no love in the gang

There’s no love in the gang

May. 8 |   Summer’s coming soon — time for any conscious or concerned parents to make a decision. Young boys and girls must make a decision, too. There’s no love in street organization or what people call gangs. It’s time to step away, get out...

Early childhood education: What does culture have to do with it?

Early childhood education: What does culture have to do with it?

Mar. 6 |     News Analysis By Sheila Regan Contributing Writer   How do varying cultural backgrounds affect the need for and the value of early education? What we’re missing, said Betty Emarita at a February 8 forum on early childhood education,...

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Short films’ premiere celebrates voting power of communities of color

Oct. 10 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   On Thursday, October 11, between 6:30 and 8:30 pm, the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis will host a unique red-carpet event. Guests will be greeted at the door, and as they arrive their entrance will...