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Jul 07th


Justspeak: “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Romney and the Republican Party

Justspeak: “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Romney and the Republican PartyAlexis Charles Henri Clérel de Tocqueville, Gunnar Myrdal, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. What do they all have in common, besides being deceased and white men? Alexis de Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America published in two volumes (1835 and 1840) in which he made observations about the impact of slavery on the newly-formed American society; Gunnar Myrdal ( a Swedish economist) wrote An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944) on U.S. race relations; and Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. was chair of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorder established by President Lyndon Johnson after the 1967 race riots. The Kerner Commission (as the report was called) prophesized "... Our nation is moving towards two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal."

Minnesota Supreme Court issues order on voting rights for felons who have not been convicted

Recently the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order on a voting rights case. The case clarifies that the thousands of Minnesotans whose felony guilty plea has not been accepted and recorded by the court and are otherwise qualified can legally vote in the upcoming elections.

2012 Presidential Election information

The Ramsey County Elections Office has prepared the following information describing preparations and procedures for the upcoming presidential election on November 6.

A letter to my people

A letter to my peopleI am an 82-year-old Black woman who has been involved in the struggle for justice and equality most of my life.

Panel discussion smoothes encounter between Ellison, Fields

MINNEAPOLIS — A face-to-face encounter between Democratic Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison and Republican challenger Chris Fields was a much more subdued event than their previous debate when the candidates verbally attacked each other.

Tori Hill seeks MN house seat

Tori Hill seeks MN house seatEducation is a top priority in the household of Tori Hill.

Vote No on the voter restriction amendment

What does it mean for taxes to be “fair?” The Citizens League is finding out

Virtually everyone running for office this election season is advocating for "tax fairness." But what do they really mean by it, and how could it affect the prospects for major tax reform in 2013?

National Urban League: Budget committee chair Ryan's remarks on poverty inconsistent with his budget plan

National Urban League: Budget committee chair Ryan's remarks on poverty inconsistent with his budget planNEW YORK - A recent claim by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) that he is committed to strengthening the social safety net stands in stark contrast to the budget bill he proposed, which decisively dismantles it, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said.

Romney supports many of Obama’s foreign policy positions

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What was billed as the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Monday night often featured the former Massachusetts governor agreeing with actions taken by the president on foreign policy.

The Power of One: Voting Matters! Join the Minneapolis Urban League and Let's Occupy the Vote

It happened on a Saturday, the date was August 13th in 1955; just 57 years ago. He was a farmer, a World War II veteran, an organizer of voter registration drives. This man was a civil rights activist who was fiercely committed and dedicated to ensuring that Black voters understood their rights and more importantly, the significance of letting their political voices be heard.
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