On being protected and served

And people have a problem with my constantly raking the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) over the coals. More than a few, I’m told, do some raking of their own via a web chat-site, maligning me for maligning Minneapolis cops.

New asthma center at Meharry College

New asthma center at Meharry College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NNPA)—The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has announced the awarding of a five-year, $6 million grant to Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to establish a new Center for Reducing Asthma Disparities.


Mediation must include MUL, NAACP

Back in March of 2002, a group of individuals representing organizations serving both the Somali and the African American communities met to discuss serious problems facing communities of color and the police.

Leadership development high priority

Leadership development high priority

November 19 marked the third installment of in a series of conversations with Congressional Representative Eva Clayton (D – NC) at the Insight/KMOJ Public Policy Forum. Clayton joined the Minneapolis-based discussion via video-conference from her home district in Henderson, NC. Following her previous Forum appearances addressing how African American consumers and entrepreneurs can profitably interact with the nation’s grocery and supermarket industry, at last Tuesday’s Forum, she focused on developing leadership as a means to create a bridge to the future.

A hill of a come back

A hill of a come back

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA –Grant Hill sat with knees mummied from ice and bandage wrapping. The small wooden cubicle in the cave that doubles as the visitor’s locker room at STAPLES Center molded around his frame.


In the buying selling of the black vote, real players pay

How often have you been told that due to its importance to our families and communities, voting is a civic duty every citizen should perform? On the other hand, how many citizens recognize that if you don't put money where you put your vote, the ballot you place has little relevance in the election process?

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