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May 28th

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A crisis and an opportunity to lead

A crisis and an opportunity to leadLetter to the editor

We are at another critical junction in American History.
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Nobody Asked Me: The Star Tribune has it out for Black folks

Nobody Asked Me: The Star Tribune has it out for Black folksNobody asked me, but, Jeffrey Hassan's opinion piece on the Star Tribune's questionable opinions is well written and on point.
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Mr. President your silence is deafening

Mr. President your silence is deafeningMr. President, where are you?

I know that must seem like a silly question because I can turn on any cable news channel and I can see you and know your whereabouts as you're talking about the issue of the moment. I've seen you talking about the Israeli/Palestine conflict. I've seen you talking about your transportation bill. I've seen you talking about affordable college funding programs. I saw you joking around with The Ohio State University football team. Just this past weekend I saw you yucking it up at the White House Correspondents Dinner. I even got to see your angry alter-ego, Luther.
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Twins, Major League Baseball, continue to honor Jackie Robinson while struggling to attract Black fans

Twins, Major League Baseball, continue to honor Jackie Robinson while struggling to attract Black fansIn what has now become an annual tradition, the Minnesota Twins along with every team in Major League Baseball (MLB) honored the legacy of baseball Hall of Famer and civil rights icon, Jackie Robinson.
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Attacking Economic Racism

Attacking Economic RacismDespite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial discrimination and injustice as "economic racism."
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Time to end mass incarceration

Time to end mass incarcerationMass incarceration in the United States is counterproductive and disproportionately causes a long-term injury to Black Americans and others who remain trapped in poverty and disillusionment. How is it that the richest nation on earth and the most technologically advanced society now has the largest prison population in the world?
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Star Tribune’s article on Minneapolis Urban League intentionally misleads

Star Tribune’s article on Minneapolis Urban League intentionally misleadsThe April 13 article by Star Tribune Reporter Alejandra Matos, “Minneapolis Urban League Under Fire for Potential Double Billing” was intentionally misleading and failed to share the true facts. We were quite disappointed to read Ms. Matos’ final product after spending hours with her and providing her with copies of contracts and reports. We even offered to make available students and program participants to tell the tremendous impact that the Urban League Academy Alternative School and the Urban League 13th Grade Program has had on their lives. Ms. Matos rejected our offer and ignored the pages of material we presented documenting our great work with these programs. Sadly, she chose to present a biased and cynical fairy tale masquerading as a news story.
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