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So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

Feb. 6 |     Vikings People’s-no-new-taxes stadium is unraveling for the African American community. “It’s ours” ballyhoo regarding Minnesota has become “it’s mine” for NFL, the Wizard of Oz behind the Vikings’ curtain. • 32 percent...

Decision announcement days:  January 15 & 18, February 1, 2013

Decision announcement days: January 15 & 18, February 1, 2013

Jan. 16 | Sports Facility Authority and the Minnesota Vikings   Will the “Stadium Powers” (Minnesota Legislature, Minneapolis City Council, Vikings, NFL and the Minnesota Facilities Sports Authority that oversees the stadium construction project),...

In the matter of Susan Rice: Let the president govern. Please!

In the matter of Susan Rice: Let the president govern. Please!

Nov. 28 | As war rockets explode in Israel and Gaza, there is a great need for American leadership and diplomacy to be there working for peace. The world needs American firmness, clear vision and leadership. To create this, the president — any president...

A political Ponzi scheme:  The fix was in with 2012 election

A political Ponzi scheme: The fix was in with 2012 election

Nov. 21 |   Shell-shocked Republicans are asking “What happened?” as they lick their wounds and offer recriminations and finger pointing regarding who to blame for losing the election. They are the Bernie Madoff Ponzi-like schemers, losers asking what...

Obama wins! Historic second term for the president

Obama wins! Historic second term for the president

Nov. 14 | The 2012 presidential election proves 2008 was not a fluke nor an accident. The 2012 election demonstrates the peril of all-White “dream teams” with mostly White door knockers in the field. When will the Republicans accept “representative democracy”...

A historical presidential election

A historical presidential election

Oct. 31 | This nation’s voters face a historic decision November 6, 2012: choosing between two Harvard graduates, both good, admirable family men, each with similar visions but clear differences on how to meet them. Given the improvement trend in the economy,...

Where is the equity plan for the Viking Stadium?

Where is the equity plan for the Viking Stadium?

Sep. 26 |               The Minneapolis City Council passed a binding resolution May 10, 2012, directing the Civil Rights Department to report to the June council meeting: “1) Master agreement details, including stadium...

Chuck Wexler in town, security plan in place

Chuck Wexler in town, security plan in place

Sep. 24 | While Democratic and DFL Party heavy hitters were in Charlotte, NC for the Democratic National Convention, including Mayor R.T. Rybak, the legendary Chuck Wexler, executive director of the powerful Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)...

The commissioner of education  did the right thing

The commissioner of education did the right thing

Aug. 22 |     We and our beloved city are faced with a challenging question: Are we committed to the principles and values of decency, trust, honesty, integrity, and transparency of action, or do we, for the sake of a dollar and a color code, embrace...

Another child’s death spreads fear and dismay

Another child’s death spreads fear and dismay

Jul. 5 | When five-year-old Nizzel Anthony George’s mother laid him down to sleep Tuesday night, June 26, she assumed that her child, her “hero,” as she called him, would enjoy his sleep and have the pleasant dreams of a five-year-old child. Instead,...