How many landlords have lost their homes in the past five years? A recent Star Tribune editorial by a landlord-supported association is titled “Affordable Housing- don’t tie the hands of property owners who want to help.” Let’s be clear, landlords have little interest in helping renters find affordable housing. “Don’t tie the hands of property owners.” Don’t put … [Read more...]
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The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell said that the issue of gun control escapes vigorous debate when the perpetrators of mass shooters are White males. The leader of the association, composed of more than 200 Black-owned publications, also noted that cries for reform gain the most traction when highlighting incidents of urban violence … [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...]
Caution, read at your own risk it, as may make you “feel some kind of way.” Vice President Pence; Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones; ESPN; President Trump; the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell; corporate America; and the one percent are all ganging up on a handful of Black professional athletes and a sports personality. Why? Because the power structure knows its history, they … [Read more...]
Most thinking people know, either consciously or subconsciously, why the U.S. has been slow to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands brought on by Hurricane Maria. It is because the islanders aren’t considered Americans (despite their U.S. citizenship); they aren’t White and they are broke! According to reports coming out of the islands, … [Read more...]