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President Obama’s visit to discuss gun violence disappoints

President Obama’s visit to discuss gun violence disappoints

Feb. 14 |   What joy and excitement energized the Black community, individuals and organizations alike, anticipating seeing and meeting the first African American president, Barrack Obama, in North Minneapolis when he was in town Monday, February 4 to make...

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Jan. 23 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When Sarah Walker first lobbied the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of former offenders, she didn’t see it going over very well. “The first time I organized this, I was concerned that this would...

Father-son chess teachers ‘sound like buddies’

Father-son chess teachers ‘sound like buddies’

Jul. 18 | News Analysis By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer     Donald “DJ” Hooker, Jr. is a refreshing change of pace from the all-too-pervasive images of young Black males constantly recurring in the mainstream media. You know: the very picture...