“It is the purpose of the National Memorial Association to erect a beautiful building suitable to depict the [N]egro’s contribution to America in the military service, in art, literature, invention, science, industry, etc. — fitting tribute to the Negro’s contributions and achievements, and which would serve as an educational center giving inspiration and pride to the present … [Read more...]
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Why is the Minnesota Supreme Court wasting its time ruling against the $15.00 minimum wage, making sure the poor stay poor? Why prioritize such a case? What is their motivation? This needs to be addressed. We need to know why the state’s highest court would take time to keep minimum wage workers in their place, while the healthcare industry is completely out of control. The … [Read more...]
To Northside voters in the upcoming general election: I am supporting Kimberly Caprini for District 2 Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Board Member because she is family. I taught with her mother, a fellow MPS teacher over 30 years ago, and later worked for decades with her sister, a social worker, and still another sister who coached basketball — all MPS staff. Kimberly was … [Read more...]
Black votes matter! So, too, the Black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them. However, exploiting cultural markers, like Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump did by reading a scripted text in a Black church, or like Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary R. Clinton did by giving a shout-out on an AM urban radio show, stating she, too, always carries hot … [Read more...]
Are your children insured? If asking parents this simple question could help ensure children stay healthier, do better in school, and even save a child’s life, should schools do it? More and more districts around the country are answering with a resounding, “Yes!” The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and American Association of School Administrators (AASA) have just … [Read more...]