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A reappointment that is a mistake

A reappointment that is a mistake

Feb. 19 | Velma Korbel to again head Dept. of Civil Rights   Velma Korbel’s reappointment by newly elected Mayor Betsy Hodges to continue as Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) director is a huge mistake that nonetheless exposes the city culture...

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Feb. 12 | During February, Black History Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Council on Black Minnesotans, and several nonprofit and community organizations are working together to encourage families to adopt children waiting in the foster...

State of emergency in Minnesota

State of emergency in Minnesota

Feb. 6 | When corporate and government greed take over America     “State of emergency!” declared Governor Mark Dayton, January 27, 2014. Minnesota is cancelled due to the cold, said Star Tribune meteorologist Paul Douglas, tongue in cheek. But...

Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

Jan. 23 | By Mary Turck Contributing Writer   In early January, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder jointly announced new federal guidelines on school discipline. Why? “Racial discrimination in school discipline is a real...

“To the extent practical”

“To the extent practical”

Dec. 4 | Escape language in legislation allows steel purchase outside Iron Range   The Minnesota Sports Facility Authority met November 22, 2013, to sign the contract to put the final stadium construction process and procedures into place....

Blaming both drivers for fatal cop chase makes no sense

Blaming both drivers for fatal cop chase makes no sense

Nov. 27 | Sgt. Andrew Brumm of the State Patrol Major Crash Reconstruction Unit said he “found nothing in his investigation to indicate that the Minneapolis police officer Joshua Young saw the oncoming motorcyclist Ivan Romero.” So what does this tell...

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

Nov. 14 | No U.S. professional team since 1963 has established new mascots or nicknames that use racial stereotypes. Yet the Washington pro football team, which played here last week, continues its offensive nickname and logo. Current team owner Dan Snyder,...

“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...

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...

Congratulations, Tubby!

Congratulations, Tubby!

Apr. 10 |      Texas Tech hires Tubby Smith while U of M keeps looking There is no mystery about the well-designed plan to oust six-year U of M Gopher men’s basketball Head Coach Tubby Smith. Well designed, but ill-advised and poorly executed,...