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Jeremiah Ellison: For Us, By Us
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Jeremiah Ellison: For Us, By Us

Endorsed by Insight News and the DFL Commentary By Al McFarlane and Batala McFarlane Jeremiah Ellison, the Insight News and DFL-endorsed candidate for the Minneapolis City Council 5th Ward seat, represents continued movement of the arc of history toward justice and freedom.  Our interpretation of Ellison’s vision of the Northside is “For Us, By Us”…

Trump must go
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Trump must go

The violence this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., further underscores the urgency of rooting out domestic terrorists who have become more emboldened during the political rise of their chosen leader – now president – Donald Trump. The “Unite the Right” rally was no less a threat to America and its citizens than ISIS or any…

Michele Bachmann is inciting violence against Muslims, Somalis
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Michele Bachmann is inciting violence against Muslims, Somalis

Commentary by Harry Colbert, Jr., Managing Editor “Oh, that’s just Michele being Michele.” And somehow that makes it OK. The “it” is the vile, contemptuous racists and xenophobic language spewed from the mouth of Michele Bachmann … former United States Congresswoman of the 6th Congressional District in Minnesota, Michele Bachmann … current advisor to the…

Harteau has to go
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Harteau has to go

Latest shooting shows her officers lack training, prone to violence Commentary by Harry Colbert, Jr., Managing Editor Tragically, the chickens have come home to roost. The list of names just keeps growing as the police culture of violence that has been permissible (and even celebrated) when dealing with people of color has spread to now…

Outraged at the outrage
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Outraged at the outrage

Where was Chief Harteau’s statement when her officers killed Jamar Clark?   By Harry Colbert, Jr., Managing Editor Outrage seems to be pretty selective these days. Much of Minneapolis and the surrounding area has expressed outrage and utter disgust directed at a Minneapolis police officer in the July 8 shooting of two pit bulls. The…

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