Over 18 months ago, AALF’s executive director met with Sarah Caruso, the CEO of the Greater Twin Cities United Way (United Way), to discuss the “poor” reputation that the United Way had among many leaders in the African American community, who do not consider the United Way to be a friend of the community, and consider its attitude towards the community to be paternalistic. … [Read more...]
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Thank you for your weekly WNBA coverage. I've been enjoying learning more about the Lynx — especially when the mainstream news can't be bothered to do such work (but instead print endless feature stories about off-season men's teams). Your work is very much appreciated. I teach media classes at Anoka Ramsey Community College and talk to my students about the importance of … [Read more...]
Two Muslim teenage girls of color were attacked on a Portland, Oregon light rail platform on Friday afternoon, May 26, 2017, by a hate spewing anti-immigrant White supremacist. Three White American men came to their defense and saved them. Two of the three men were killed and the third seriously wounded. Was it indifference by the White House to delay response until the … [Read more...]
A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. First of a two-part column The author has a son serving a life sentence, currently at the Stillwater Correctional Facility. The anticipation, the anxiety, the control, the possibilities… It all causes many emotional and physical changes in my … [Read more...]
Cambridge, Massachusetts is a stormy hotbed of politics and social issues, and no person has weathered its vicissitudes better than Mayor E. Denise Simmons. On May 11, Simmons held a town hall meeting she dubbed “A Citizen’s Assembly” on race, gender, class and culture. “I recognize the division and increasing polarization in the country that reverberates in Cambridge, too. … [Read more...]