Policy Forum

Giant Steps: Harrington
Policy Forum

Giant Steps: Harrington

Incoming St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington said he stands on the shoulders of a giant. “I am following the legacy of Chief William Finney. Chief Finney is a leader in doing good work not only in St. Paul and Minneapolis, but nationally. I don’t feel like I am going to try to replace him, but I am going to follow his footsteps and follow his guide,” Harrington told the “Conversations with Al McFarlane Public Policy Forum” broadcast at Lucille’s Kitchen, Tuesday, June 8, 2004.

Union can’t blame kids for failures
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Union can’t blame kids for failures

In her Insight News column titled: “For the Sake of Our Children: Sudin statements divide community and school district: Union president protects White teachers, not Black students, families,” Titilayo Bediako, an award-winning Black educator, criticized Louise Sudin, who is the President of Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, for declaring that Black children are the problem in…

Consortium promotes prayer, medicine
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Consortium promotes prayer, medicine

According to the Rev. Ian Bethel, President of Minnesota State Baptist Convention and Pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Tabernacle, the Black and Blue II Community Conference focused on the question of grief and loss in the African American community.

MABSE awaiting word on Superintendent selection
Policy Forum

MABSE awaiting word on Superintendent selection

As President of the Minnesota Alliance of Black School Educators (MABSE), Professor Francine Chakolis, joined the Public Policy Forum at Lucille’s Kitchen last month to update the community on the status of the organization. “As you know, we’ve been actively involved with many of the school issues this year.

Rybak get criticism, praise at Forum
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Rybak get criticism, praise at Forum

Mayor R. T. Rybak presented himself to the African American community assembled at Lucille’s Kitchen last Tuesday He was not only criticized for wrong decisions he has taken on the community of color, but also complemented for his choice of William McManus as a new police chief of Minneapolis.

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