Minnesota has had its share of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in 2018. The good includes historic elections and appointments, including the election of a Black attorney general for the first time in the state’s history. The 5th Congressional District elected another Muslim to represent its political future.
For months, many in mainstream media have been giddy with joyful anticipation of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, as well as his potential jail time. Yet, impeachment is extremely doubtful unless what the media believes about Trump’s high crimes turns out to actually be true.
There continues to be a very frightening silence in the Twin Cities’ African American communities regarding the spike of African American deaths from drug overdose and what to do about it. While it affects all races, colors, and creeds, people of color are disproportionately represented. The Minnesota Department of Health’s “Race Rate Disparity in Drug […]
I also celebrate that Minnesota has the first-ever Black winner of a seat on the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners and an African American winning the 5th Congressional District. I wish both of these women the very best.
As of the writing of this column, a series of hate-driven, murderous events have taken place, either racially or religiously motivated, from October 24 – 27, across the country. Among them are the following hate crimes: Two African Americans were murdered in Kentucky by a White man who had tried to enter a predominantly Black […]
Judge Brett Kavanaugh off the United States Supreme Court at any cost and by any means necessary.
Why is our constitutional guarantee of “checks and balances,” i.e. fairness also for the accused, too often absent in the county courthouses and city offices?
As interim chief, Arradondo’s job is to continue to lead the MPD until his term ends December 31, 2018. With the end near, there needs to be a signal from Mayor Jacob Frey, who is the appointing authority, as to whether there is to be continuity or the time-taking process and turmoil of seeking a new chief from applicants across the country.
The initial accounts by media and St. Paul officials left a lot to be desired. From my onsite visits and multiple phone calls since that Sunday, I learned that Hughes had a gun, which he shot from his home at the intruders and he then called 911.
One council member had the guts to force through a motion to allow the Public Safety & Emergency Committee to hold a public hearing and allow the community to speak their truth to this action. Chief Arradondo was never conferred with, which is one of the reasons, in this column, that I sounded the warning six months ago that Chief Arradondo was an intended target.