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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...

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

Nov. 27 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer     “There were two African American owned co-ops in the Twin Cities,” according to Gary Cunningham, former staff of the old Bryant-Central co-op. Gary’s uncle, Moe Burton, was the energy behind...

Is ‘Minnesota Nice’ stifling important conversations about race?

Is ‘Minnesota Nice’ stifling important conversations about race?

Mar. 13 | By Sheila Regan Guest Commentator   This whole South High School situation is really affecting me. When I heard about the fight that happened two weeks ago, just two days after I had written an article about the anti-racism group at the school,...

Betty Ellison-Harpole: Teaching beyond the recipe, living outside the box

Betty Ellison-Harpole: Teaching beyond the recipe, living outside the box

Nov. 28 | By Alleen Brown Contributing Writer   Betty Ellison-Harpole moved to the Midwest in the 1950s from segregated Memphis, Tennessee. For 37 years she taught kindergarten through third grade, as one of few African American teachers in Minneapolis...

From Selma, Alabama to Minneapolis

From Selma, Alabama to Minneapolis

Sep. 20 |   MPS superintendent reflects on voting rights, proposed voter ID amendment   By Alleen Brown Contributing Writer   At a recent anti-voter ID amendment rally, Minneapolis Public Schools Supt. Bernadeia Johnson spoke to the crowd about...