Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in 2000. On May 12, Boseman returned to his alma mater to address the Class of 2018 while receiving an honorary degree. The Howard University graduation was one of more than 100 Historically Black College and University graduations and one of more than 4,000 … [Read more...]
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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 this situation, … [Read more...]
A monthly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Kevin: When I began doing this work I was suffering from something, impacted by the collision of my brown skin and mass incarceration. I began community organizing because I needed a place to heal and a place to use my strength to heal others. I … [Read more...]
I must remind you that a starving child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical needs is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence. – Coretta Scott King Something is wrong that we have … [Read more...]
Why do Republicans continue to be obsessed with shiny new objects when it comes to the Black community as opposed to being willing to keep their eyes on the prize with the “hard” work of coalition building? I have had enough of the Kanye West-Donald Trump “bromance.” KANYE WEST IS NOT A REPUBLICAN, NOR IS HE A CONSERVATIVE! In my almost 20 years of being a columnist, … [Read more...]