After Fox 9 TV reported claims that Somali American daycare facilities were guilty of fraud and sending the money overseas, a Star Tribune editorial stated, “While nothing can eradicate greed, there’s always room to improve fraud detection… The Fox 9 TV report underscored that ongoing responsibility. Senator Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, struck the right tone about […]
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How can the Tribune not see the bigotry in how they report on terror?
Dear Editor: This fall, as we watched the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, we are again reminded of the havoc that flooding can wreak on our own communities and the cost to taxpayers around the country. Unfortunately, while some states require flood-risk disclosure for new homebuyers and renters, many families in our state […]
As a long time observer of the MPRB, I am concerned about the possible outcome of the Park Board election in November. When Nekima Levy-Pounds was attending Park Board meetings she would criticize the all-White Park Board because of its lack of racial diversity. The current Park Board is composed of five White women and four White […]
Call on candidates to repudiate tactics We read the St. Paul Police Federation’s thinly veiled racist attack on Melvin Carter with sadness but not surprise. For too long, trust between law enforcement and communities of color has eroded to the point where the people we represent think it is safer to not call the police […]
I realize this is late in coming, but it is no less sincere. Thanks to Charles Hallman for his wonderful coverage of the Lynx. Not only this year, but he has always been there to share the Lynx with us through his writing. In his October 12-18 article he was right on when he said […]
The Saint Paul City Council has a crucial vote coming up on Oct. 25. How they vote will illustrate just where their priorities lie. Our city leaders can choose to help protect communities of color from the tobacco industry or maintain business as usual: Choosing money over Black lives. The ordinance to restrict the sale […]
My question: Have White people lost their minds or do they believe Black people are stupid or crazy when it comes to the history of the American flag? All this talk about the pride Black people should have for the American flag is nonsense. Our tenure under the American flag has been nothing short of […]
I am writing on behalf of Vision in Living Life (VILL), “Change is Possible” our youth count program of Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation in St. Paul. VILL engages youth in a range of activities and educational opportunities that promote and support their passage to be healthy, responsible and law abiding citizens. Our youth […]
As a community elder, I want to share my appreciation for the Minneapolis City Council voting to restrict menthol tobacco to adult-only stores. We, as African Americans, have been heavily targeted by the tobacco industry for five decades. So, it was exciting to witness Minneapolis be a leader in the state and the nation by […]