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President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

Mar. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Reportedly Barack Obama’s approval rating in Minnesota is at its lowest since he became president over five years ago. But based on the loud, enthusiastic reception he received last week during a stop in St....

Minneapolis NAACP on the move?

Minneapolis NAACP on the move?

Dec. 26 |   Congratulations to the Rev. Jerry McAfee, newly elected president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP, and to the new board members. This is an auspicious time. We just celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who proved a Black man...

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Jul. 10 |   Enrollment in new MN health insurance exchange begins in October          By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be in full force sooner rather than later, and U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison...

State’s new health exchange weighs how best to enroll the uninsured

State’s new health exchange weighs how best to enroll the uninsured

Apr. 17 |          Outreach and education essential to success   Open enrollment for the new MNsure health exchange program is slated to start this October. “This process of creating a Minnesota [health] exchange was a lengthy one,”...

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

Mar. 13 |   Who will monitor and enforce Black participation on the so-called ‘People’s Stadium’ project?     My concern is for the ending of the discrimination patterns and practices that prevent access for Black men and women to the opportunities...

Northside pastors partner to increase number of Black homeowners

Northside pastors partner to increase number of Black homeowners

Jan. 16 |   Habitat for Humanity focuses on eight-block N. Mpls area damaged by tornado   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Homeownership among Blacks on the Northside has been waning in recent years, first because of the mortgage foreclosure crisis,...

Who’s honing Twin Cities’ media focus? Blacks in management still a rarity in local television, radio news

Who’s honing Twin Cities’ media focus? Blacks in management still a rarity in local television, radio news

Dec. 12 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Blacks are barely represented on the air and in management at Twin Cities television and radio stations. The MSRrecently examined four local station websites — WCCO (Channel 4), KSTP (Channel 5), KMSP (Channel...

What if Romney wins?

What if Romney wins?

Oct. 17 |   By Raynard Jackson Guest Commentator   With the presidential election right around the corner and most of the pundits saying the race is Obama’s to lose, I have begun to ponder the possibility that Romney might win and the impact that...

Northside neighborhoods reflect what it  means to be diverse

Northside neighborhoods reflect what it means to be diverse

Oct. 3 |     There are many reasons to live in or move to the Northside. These reasons are based on the many assets of our community and the assets of many of the people who live here. Some move to the Northside because of the great housing deals,...

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Park Board leaders, NAACP claim progress

Sep. 12 | Some employees find workplace still hostile  By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since MSR’s January 5 exclusive article on racial discrimination against current and former Black Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) employees, MPRB...
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