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New Mpls NAACP officers ‘gearing up and ready to go’

Cathy Jones

VP Jones sees convergence of social justice and labor movements

Being a community advocate is high among Cathy Jones’ passions.
Jones, the Minneapolis NAACP second vice-president, recently spoke to the MSR by phone, saying she is encouraged by numerous community folk, including longtime members, who have expressed their support.

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MPS: School choice will not close achievement gap

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Fourth in a multi-part series

Over the past few weeks, the MSR has published a series of articles focusing on an organization called Better Ed, which has launched a campaign highlighting the shortcomings of Minneapolis and St. Paul Public schools. They promote “school choice” as a solution. Their main argument is that the schools spend approximately $21,000 per students with very poor student outcomes, especially for African American students.
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From the MSR Legacy Archives

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Seldom photographed together are two of the men pictured above, Walter White, secretary of the NAACP, and Lester Granger, executive secretary of the National Urban League, top officials of the two most powerful interracial organizations in America. White and Granger “call most of the signals and carry the ball” in most of the moves to further the cause of the American Negro. Continue Reading →

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Spitting and lurking ordinances repealed

Michael McDowell

Minneapolis — On Monday, June 8 the Minneapolis City Council voted 12-1 to repeal spitting and lurking laws as around 100 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change supporters packed the hearing. [See MSR’s story last week, “Mpls City Council considers repeal of lurking, spitting laws.”] Continue Reading →

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