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A Sports Authority chair who understands the Black struggle

A Sports Authority chair who understands the Black struggle

Jun. 27 |    Kelm-Helgen’s civil rights history is a rich one There are names and families that remain strong in the pantheon of the civil rights struggle for freedom and liberty for all in Minnesota, including such names as Newman, Johnson, Humphrey...

Our Vikings appear to be saved

Our Vikings appear to be saved

May. 16 |   But did legislators still leave the exit door to L.A. open?   Because of our decade of columns and solution papers on saving the Vikings, especially in the last two years, I have received calls saying my column was instrumental in helping...

Discontent erupts in early spring violence

Discontent erupts in early spring violence

Mar. 21 | MPD takes possession of Civilian Review Authority   On the international scene last year, the Arab Spring brought an offensive of hope for positive change in the Middle East, led by the young and unemployed. It also brought an offensive uprising...

The road to re-election—The president’s State of the Union message

The road to re-election—The president’s State of the Union message

Feb. 1 |       The president’s “A Blueprint for an America Built to Last” State of the Union speech, on January 24, 2012, was a brilliant send-off for 2012 voters. The president, well prepared, vision clear, broad and inclusive, offered...

NCAA contenders looked like Black colleges

NCAA contenders looked like Black colleges

Jan. 25 | But they were not, nor do Black athletes or  Black colleges share in the sport wealth   A week ago, tens of millions of Americans (with millions more around the world) tuned into the NCAA BCS national championship football game, played at the...

We still need help here!

We still need help here!

Jan. 11 | African American children continue to die, and with them our spirits   On Christmas day, December 25, 2011, three-year-old Terrell Mayes, Jr. enjoyed Christmas and the love and warmth of his family. By the late evening of December 26, Terrell...

2012: a year of decision, a year of danger

2012: a year of decision, a year of danger

Jan. 4 |   2012 for Black America could be one of the most decisive and dangerous years since the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the turbulent days of the Civil Rights Movement (1950s and 1960s), regardless of which party wins in November. The...

2011: preparing for the election of 2012

2011: preparing for the election of 2012

Dec. 28 |   If 2012 is an extension of 2011, there could be hell to pay as both political parties continue their Year of Preparation to obtain the prize each seeks: the presidency of the United States. Each will work hard to defeat the other; that is the...

Some in Mpls City Hall are hostile to Blacks – Chief Alex Jackson is a target again

Some in Mpls City Hall are hostile to Blacks – Chief Alex Jackson is a target again

Dec. 21 |   My Minneapolis beat continually exposes me to the fact that Black folks are really not liked nor appreciated in some circles in Minneapolis. The latest focus of City leadership is on our Minneapolis Fire Department because of its successful...

The three unforgivable sins of Herman Cain

The three unforgivable sins of Herman Cain

Dec. 14 |   Herman Cain disappeared in the first week of December 2011 as a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. I was not surprised. A little over a month ago, in this column, I said Herman Cain had to stop stepping on the banana peels....
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