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...]
The letter to the editor by NAACP President, Jason Sole, (May 25-31) calling for action against the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is long overdue. It took a fellow veteran and me 18 months to correct civil rights violations, health violations and quality of life issues inflicted by the MPRB on the homeless veterans facility, Common Bond, on the Upper Post of Ft. … [Read more...]
“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin — the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. … [Read more...]