I know that must seem like a silly question because I can turn on any cable news channel and I can see you and know your whereabouts as you're talking about the issue of the moment. I've seen you talking about the Israeli/Palestine conflict. I've seen you talking about your transportation bill. I've seen you talking about affordable college funding programs. I saw you joking around with The Ohio State University football team. Just this past weekend I saw you yucking it up at the White House Correspondents Dinner. I even got to see your angry alter-ego, Luther.
Twins, Major League Baseball, continue to honor Jackie Robinson while struggling to attract Black fans
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:23
Commentary by Harry Colbert, Jr.
In what has now become an annual tradition, the Minnesota Twins along with every team in Major League Baseball (MLB) honored the legacy of baseball Hall of Famer and civil rights icon, Jackie Robinson.
Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:51
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist
Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial discrimination and injustice as "economic racism."
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:30
Commentary by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist
Mass incarceration in the United States is counterproductive and disproportionately causes a long-term injury to Black Americans and others who remain trapped in poverty and disillusionment. How is it that the richest nation on earth and the most technologically advanced society now has the largest prison population in the world?
Star Tribune’s article on Minneapolis Urban League intentionally misleads
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:44
Minneapolis Urban League
The April 13 article by Star Tribune Reporter Alejandra Matos, “Minneapolis Urban League Under Fire for Potential Double Billing” was intentionally misleading and failed to share the true facts. We were quite disappointed to read Ms. Matos’ final product after spending hours with her and providing her with copies of contracts and reports. We even offered to make available students and program participants to tell the tremendous impact that the Urban League Academy Alternative School and the Urban League 13th Grade Program has had on their lives. Ms. Matos rejected our offer and ignored the pages of material we presented documenting our great work with these programs. Sadly, she chose to present a biased and cynical fairy tale masquerading as a news story.
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:38
Gary L. Cunningham, Jeffery A. Hassan, Ravi Norman, Toni Carter
The StarTribune article on March 18, "Nonprofit paid to help with minority hiring at stadium short of goal...Workforce Is Diverse, But No Thanks to Nonprofit That Was Hired to Help", totally missed the mark. We expect better of the StarTribune.