Claims arguing against the Northside Greenway project, detailed in the September 2016 issue of the Camden News article “Pros and cons to the Northside Greenway,” deserve critical assessment. I envision a North Minneapolis that is healthier, safer, more economically thriving, and more socially cohesive as a result of the Northside Greenway project. The project was spawned out … [Read more...]
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Betrayal is as much a part of the human race as the color of the sky and the shape of clouds. Betrayal is a characteristic that does not serve the human race. It harms the human race. Yet we are still surprised by those who betray a trust, betray a relationship, betray a belief, betray a people. Betrayal highlights 2016’s political campaigns, with betrayal of movements, … [Read more...]
On a handful of occasions I have used this column to discuss the issue of affordable housing, as well as its troubling relationship to the trend of gentrification. In one such article, I used the city of Portland, Oregon as something of a case study. I suggested that Portland’s fate raises a number of concerns relative to the Twin Cities and its low-income communities, … [Read more...]
This column is in response to an April 30, 2015 Star Tribune story “Behind bars, a news camera ban in Minnesota.” I don't know if you have any interest in hearing an inmate's perspective on this new policy [banning news cameras from prisons], but staying quiet seems like a bad idea. I am an inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility Lino Lakes, and I am serving a 114-month … [Read more...]
In my last month column, I provided information straight from the mouths of gang members explaining their reasons for the continued shooting and violence that appears to have no real ending anytime soon. Sadly, each column that I write over the next 10 months could produce a comment on a recent murder of an intended and/or unintended woman, man, youth, or infant in the St. Paul … [Read more...]