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 than to reach out for help. This is unacceptable and … [Read more...]
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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 that the Lynx brought a culture of winning to this city but don't get the recognition they … [Read more...]
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 of menthol tobacco to adult-only businesses is similar … [Read more...]
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 a catastrophe. Our woes under the U.S. flag are enslavement, … [Read more...]
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 have been educating the … [Read more...]