Rev. Jesse Jackson

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Rev. Jesse Jackson deserves our respect

By Alvin Brown

Guest Commentator

I recently saw a video where an unseen person was heard telling Rev. Jackson that he wasn’t needed in St. Louis, and where had Jackson been before all this took place. Granted any person has a right to voice their opinion on any subject, but why all the frustration and distrust aimed at Mr. Jackson? Despite all the ”accusations” that Jackson and others ”sold out the Black community,” I ask where is the proof. Sure, he got caught cheating on his wife, but I also recall an ex-president having oral sex in the Oval Office and was received as a rock star in the last election. Continue Reading →

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Trayvon Martin: this generations’ Emmett Till? — Zimmerman verdict confirms broken judicial system for many Blacks

 

 

 

News Analysis

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

 

Organizers of Monday’s downtown rally in front of the Hennepin County Government Center estimated the peaceful crowd of all ages and ethnicities at between 3,500 and 4,000 people. “I’m supposed to be here with my people, elbow to elbow and cheek to cheek, side by side,” proclaimed local poet Tish Jones, who was among a host of speakers addressing the crowd before marching down South Sixth Street to Hennepin Avenue and returning to the Center. Another protest is scheduled for Saturday as part of a national day of protest over the Zimmerman verdict. (For more information about Monday’s demonstration, go to the MSR website at www.spokesman-recorder.com.)

Similar marches are being held all across the country. And despite last weekend’s jury verdict, the national NAACP has requested that the U.S. Justice Department resume its investigation in the Trayvon Martin murder case. Continue Reading →

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Avoid the ‘Colored entrance’ to White-owned businesses

By Harry C. Alford

Guest Commentator

 

For the most part, corporate America employees are satisfied with their careers. There is usually a chart to review in terms of responsibility. Is the employee moving up the “ladder” and heading towards more executive responsibility? That is correlated with salary. The greater the responsibility, the greater the pay and the less tolerance for any errors or bad judgment. Continue Reading →

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