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Safe Harbors bill offers new hope to exploited young women

Safe Harbors bill offers new hope to exploited young women

Nov. 20 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer     In 2011, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFM) launched MN Girls Are Not For Sale, a five-year four-million dollar effort to end the sexual trafficking of girls and young women. The sad fact...

Three tied at top of NFC North

Three tied at top of NFC North

Nov. 6 |   We have reached the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, and it’s all tied at 5-3 at the top between Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay. Monday night, the oldest rivalry in the NFL between the Bears and Packers was at center stage, and Chicago...

Security reduced at Vikings games

Security reduced at Vikings games

Oct. 30 | Sheriff Richard Stanek objects: Why didn’t others?   The National Football League’s directors of security ordered all 32 NFL teams to ban law enforcement officers working NFL games from being armed: no more bringing their weapons to work at the...

Mayoral candidate Don Samuels: two-term Minneapolis City Council member

Mayoral candidate Don Samuels: two-term Minneapolis City Council member

Oct. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Councilmember Don Samuels says he is the only mayoral candidate that has “clarity of vision” to work on eliminating the city’s racial disparities. “Nobody has the clarity of vision and the loftiness of...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Oct. 25 | Roster size — go to even or stay odd?   First of a four-part series   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is still seen by too many as below major league status....

Rep. Ellison statement on bill  to end the shutdown

Rep. Ellison statement on bill to end the shutdown

Oct. 23 |   WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today (October 16) after voting in favor of a Senate-led plan to reopen the government and avoid default: Common sense prevailed today as we voted to reopen the government...

Washington football team should drop the “R” word

Washington football team should drop the “R” word

Oct. 23 |   Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “At a moment when President Obama and Republican leaders remain deeply divided, this week saw them come to a bipartisan agreement on one thing: It is time for Washington’s NFL team to stop using...

Grambling State football in turmoil over athletic conditions

Grambling State football in turmoil over athletic conditions

Oct. 23 | Although the Grambling State football players are back at practice and expect to play the rest of the season, the reasons why they didn’t play last week still remain unresolved. “Although we are going to continue our season, we have not forgotten...

When it comes to health, place matters

When it comes to health, place matters

Oct. 9 | By Dr. Brian Smedley America’s Wire Writers Group    The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is an achievement Americans can be proud of. Making sure that all our brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren have proper health insurance...

Minnesota ‘the team to beat’ in 2013 WNBA playoffs

Minnesota ‘the team to beat’ in 2013 WNBA playoffs

Sep. 20 |               The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the closing scene of the series finale together sang, “It’s a long, long way to Tipperary.” To initially begin our WNBA playoffs discussion, we note that...