Months after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire for the racist images on his yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984, he remains in office, a battered and chastised, public figure.
Recently, I had the chance to experience a life-changing event. That’s right, I had that chance and I’m only13-years-old and in the 8th grade. What did I do, you may ask? Well, it was something I had looked forward to since I was five-years-old.
Our recent journey to Egypt put us in Cairo during the Coptic Christian New Year celebration. It was as an emotionally stirring time. A large bustling city in the North, Cairo was on high alert with armed guards and military tanks positioned throughout the city.
In 2019, we will commemorate 400 years since the first 20 slaves were transported by ship from Africa by white slave traders and landed in Jamestown, Va.
Editor’s note: Victor Martinez, a Henry High School student leader a little over a decade ago, shares a lifechanging message of life lessons he learned as he searched for the love of his life. He reveals a framework for getting everything you want out of life and more. Martinez now pastors a…
Throughout my life, I have seen great advances in the cause of civil rights. I have been honored to work alongside many other community activists, leaders and elected officials to achieve some of those steps – including passage of Minnesota's landmark anti-discrimination laws in the 1950s an…
Less than a month before the Midterm elections, Professor Duchess Harris has released a new book, “Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump,” that examines the role of Black feminism in the era of President Donald Trump.
Kari Davis has been announced as the new branch director of the YMCA at the Cora McCorvey Center, 1015 N. 4th Ave., Minneapolis (formerly Heritage Park YMCA).
Insight News founder and editor-in-chief, Al McFarlane, recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) to discuss race and the media. Below is a link to the Sept. 28 MPR conversation.
The violence this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., further underscores the urgency of rooting out domestic terrorists who have become more emboldened during the political rise of their chosen leader – now president – Donald Trump.
On Feb. 20 the United Nations declared a state of famine in South Sudan. Man-made crisis and conflict had left 4.9 million in need of urgent food assistance and at least 100,000 in immediate danger of death by starvation.
Editor’s note: One of the photos that accompanies this commentary is graphic in nature but was included to underscore the urgent need for us to address the issue of violence within our community.
Now is the time for all of us to contact your mayor and your city council members with specific and concrete proposals to change the racist nature of the police and city government.
I was angry when some said we should stop watching and disseminating the video of the police murder of Philando Castile with absolutely no justification.
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