Tag: Harry Colbert

Mentoring: Susan L. Taylor’s true calling
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Mentoring: Susan L. Taylor’s true calling

By Harry Colbert, Jr. – Your service is required. That was the message delivered by former editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, Susan L. Taylor, during her keynote address at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter’s 20th Annual Literary Luncheon. Taylor, who is also a bestselling author and founder of National CARES Mentoring…

No charges filed
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No charges filed

By Harry Colbert, Jr. – The police officers responsible for the death of an unarmed man will not face criminal charges in Hennepin County. That is because Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Minneapolis Police Officers Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg acted in self-defense in shooting 24-year-old Jamar Clark in the head this past November…

No grand jury for officer who shot Jamar Clark
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No grand jury for officer who shot Jamar Clark

By Harry Colbert, Jr. –  There will be no grand jury in the police shooting death of Jamar Clark or for any other police shootings in Hennepin County. This was the word from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Freeman offered the edict Wednesday (March 16) during a press conference to discuss the case. “For me,…

Dayton proposes $100 million to reduce racial disparities
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Dayton proposes $100 million to reduce racial disparities

By Harry Colbert, Jr. –  In what some are calling a historic measure, Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed $100 million in state investment to address the racial disparities in Minnesota. The announcement came last week when Dayton presented his 2016 budget to the Minnesota Legislature. The investment seeks to address disparities in education, healthcare, business…

Rites of  Passage: Jack and Jill honors young men
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Rites of Passage: Jack and Jill honors young men

By Harry Colbert, Jr. Seventeen young men – high school seniors – were honored for their scholastic and extracurricular achievements and their transition to adulthood by the Minneapolis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The elaborate ceremony, attended by more than 200 people took place March 5 at the Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in…

Ellison seeks federal relief for Flint
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Ellison seeks federal relief for Flint

By Harry Colbert, Jr. The water crisis in Flint, Mich. is not just a problem for Michigan, but a national crisis in infrastructure. So says Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN.), who along with other Congressional delegates met early this month with frantic residents in the water contaminated city of Flint. Ellison said the entire nation needs…

Calls renewed to restore ‘gutted’ Voting Rights Act
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Calls renewed to restore ‘gutted’ Voting Rights Act

By Harry Colbert, Jr. Washington, D.C. – In the midst of national primaries and caucuses in a run-up to the November election to select the nation’s next president, renewed calls are being made to have Congress restore key protections that were stripped from the Voting Rights Act. According to many civil rights activists and several…

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