Sam Ero-Phillips and Sam Kraker don’t know each other, but they have a lot in common. Both young men live in North Minneapolis. Both carry about a 3.4 grade point average. And both come from a middle-class background.
Former Judge Roland Amundson pleaded guilty last April to stealing more than $300,000 between 1995 and 2000 from a mentally disabled woman’s trust fund: while presiding over the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
May ought to be the month when the Minnesota State Legislature makes decisions on the resolution of the $5.2 billion deficit that the state faces. While our elected representatives may do the voting, we ALL face the deficit. This is not something that is happening at the Capitol.
In case you didn’t know it, while we were watching the war in Iraq, the NAACP was taking care of business, suing gun dealers in order to dramatically slow the carnage in the Black community from the illegal…
Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans have been calling, e-mailing, and visiting their members of Congress to urge them to vote NO on a budget resolution that will leave no millionaire, but millions of children behind.
It’s profound testament to entrenched evil that the reparation imperative still is bitterly obstructed by racist regimes’ unwillingness to account for transgressions against humanity. Even in South Africa, which has undergone radical change and now recognizes the right to…
For those of you who were not among the crowd of 1,200 in attendance at the Minneapolis Urban League’s Annual Dinner, where Tavis Smiley was the guest speaker, you missed a great event. You also missed the challenge he issued to the audience and to the community as well.
Hold onto your hats! We may be walking into yet another war. That’s right. Barely had the war in Iraq begun to subside when the Bush administration began making very ominous threats to Syria. It is starting to sound a lot like spring 2002, in fact.