Michael Dunn verdict the beginning of justice in the killing of Jordan Davis
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:12
Statement from Advancement Project
Washington – Today a jury found Michael Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of firing a deadly weapon in a November 2012 shooting which left 17-year-old Jordan Davis dead. The judge declared a mistrial on the charge of first degree murder and a retrial may be scheduled for later this year. Advancement Project Co-Director Judith Browne Dianis issued the following statement in response:
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:09
Lee Egerstrom, Minnesota 2020, and Leigh Rosenberg, Minnesota Housing Partnership
Five years since the housing bubble burst, and more than two years after a deadly tornado swept through, hard hit areas of North Minneapolis and nearby neighborhoods in the west metro region are still struggling with an enormous loss of home wealth, expensive and hard-to-find rental housing, and lagging incomes.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:39
Marian Wright Edelman
We were homeless. My mom. My big sister and me. We slept in the car. . . We went to IHOP and we only got one pancake and we shared it. That was our breakfast... When I was tired of sitting in the car, I would talk to my mom. She would always say a prayer so we could have a better life. We should buy kids good food when they are homeless. We should help them out. -- Jasmine, age 7
Don't believe the lies of the rich (and far right)
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:33
Nobody asked me, but I'm becoming more certain that this country is being stolen from its citizens.
Currently, the richest 1 percent of Americans has amassed as much wealth as the bottom 50 percent. I find it hard to believe that any 1 percent of the population is working harder or smarter than any half of the population. I find it equally hard to believe that this increasing concentration of wealth is the result of random economic forces.
As America begins the annual ritual of "celebrating" the countless achievements of African Americans during the February observance of Black History Month, I think it makes sense to remind each other that the things we do every day will be the historical recollections for future generations.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.