An open letter from the undersigned to Senator Bobby Joe Champion and constituents of the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota Dear Senator, Those of us that have affixed our names to this document either live or work in the 5th District and are fully aware of your contributions as a legislative leader to improve our lives and fight for the issues of justice that are … [Read more...]
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“Today's Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.” —Thurgood Marshall Justice Marshall reminds us that our Constitution, as amended, calls for decency and fairness for all, even in the recent, several-months sting operation … [Read more...]
Saying that St. Cloud, Minnesota (best known and ridiculed as “White Cloud”) suffers from its history of incompetence and racism is a gross understatement. Since 1853, St. Cloud’s majority residents have desperately tried to boost low esteem through racism. Articles in the St. Cloud Times show that organized and spontaneous anti-Black and anti-Muslim hostilities have been … [Read more...]
The May 25 Minneapolis Star Tribune provided great detail regarding the “savage” May 22, 2018 beating of Mohammed Dukuly by 18-year-old Corey Burfield, which was caught on surveillance video. Dukuly, originally from Liberia, is a long-term employee of the Minneapolis Public School system’s Harrison Educational Center in North Minneapolis. He is a nephew of an Imam at a … [Read more...]
I like to say there was something in the air at Pride 2017, as it was one of the most contentious in the event’s history. Many, however, in our LGBTQ communities say the tension was always present. Pride parades will be taking place across the country this month. And, as we all rev up for this year’s festivities, so, too, will the fault lines of race, gender identity and … [Read more...]