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Rewriting Confederate history

Julianne Malveaux

On their website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is “dedicated to ensuring that “a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.” I would suggest instead that the Sons of Confederate Veterans is guilty of rewriting history instead of preserving it. Continue Reading →

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Lessons learned from unemployment


Layoffs! Layoffs! Layoffs! There’s a word that corporate America has gotten very used to.

Even though layoffs have become somewhat of a fact of life, it is still something that many people simply can’t accept. That was the case for the major layoff that happened to Target in March of this year. It seemed like the entire state of Minnesota actually felt the loss at Target, a company that went from being the top employer in the state to cutting numerous jobs within hours. Continue Reading →

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BLOG | Obamacare, fair housing and a little jiggery-pokery

(Image from Supreme Court website)

Three cheers for SCOTUS! The marriage equality decision almost overshadowed two other important decisions, as the Supreme Court of the United States again upheld Obamacare, and also issued a tremendously important fair housing decision that could have specific application to Twin Cities housing policies. Continue Reading →

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