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Sep 03rd


Why Blacks should support immigration reform

Why Blacks should support immigration reformAs I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his "controversial" Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave his courageous sermon in opposition to the Vietnam War. Even some of the supporters of Dr. King questioned his theological audacity to link civil rights injustice in the United States to human rights injustice in Vietnam.

The legacy of Marcus Garvey

The legacy of Marcus GarveyThis year marks the 100 anniversary of the founding of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey. I believe it is important for all people, especially for 45 million Black Americans, to remember the leadership and legacy of Marcus Garvey.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR IN ADRIAN PETERSON CASE: NFL criminalizing Black fathersThe decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson for the duration of the football season should have African-American parents across the nation concerned.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Educators want students to thrive and learn

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Educators want students to thrive and learnRecently teachers at Bethune Community School took another hit from the Star Tribune. I am responding to this in the Insight for three reasons, one, a colleague beautifully put a response to the paper's allegations in written form and was eloquent in her response, two, I believe Insight News is a greater reflection of our community as a whole and provides a diverse set of opinions and beliefs that reach all parts of our community and three, I am also a parent of a former student in our schools and have a different spin on the situation.

The Black Athlete: When does one become 'Black enough?'

The Black Athlete: When does one become 'Black enough?'Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, published a revealing article a month ago on in which he discussed being a bully in grade school. Wilson evidently concluded that it would be beneficial to tarnish his squeaky-clean image so more fans and players could relate to him. But now it's been reported that unnamed "sources" within the Seahawks locker room claim some players don't consider Wilson "Black enough."

Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

Growing push to stop payday loan debt trapIn recent weeks a consistent drum beat against predatory lending's small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations including civil rights leaders, clergy, labor, veterans, elder and consumer advocates.

Fed Chair addresses income inequality

Fed Chair addresses income inequality"The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concern me... I think it is appropriate to ask whether this trend is compatible with values rooted in our nation's history, among them the high value Americans have traditionally placed on equality of opportunity."
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