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Mpls Public Housing residents fight redevelopment plan

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Residents of Glendale and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) have been feuding since May 2015 over the future of the Twin Cities’ oldest public housing. Glendale, located between Prospect Park and the University of Minnesota campus, has 184 townhome units. Most of its 600 residents are African Americans or East African and Hmong immigrants.

Last year the MPHA took a proposal for a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) redevelopment project for Glendale to the Minneapolis City Council.
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Bad religion and Arizona

The sign read “No religion should be for discrimination.” That about sums up my feeling about the proposed Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays because it’s against their religious beliefs. It was vetoed by Arizona’s governor last week, but the fact that it got so much support from so-called Christian groups is downright appalling. I mean isn’t that a bit oxymoronic, practitioners of religion practicing intolerance and then wanting to have a law that backs up that intolerance? My understanding of Christianity is that we are supposed to be tolerant of others. Jesus summed up the commandments to two: love of God and love your neighbor as yourself. Continue Reading →

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