Insight News

Jul 01st


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Educators want students to thrive and learn

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Educators want students to thrive and learnRecently teachers at Bethune Community School took another hit from the Star Tribune. I am responding to this in the Insight for three reasons, one, a colleague beautifully put a response to the paper's allegations in written form and was eloquent in her response, two, I believe Insight News is a greater reflection of our community as a whole and provides a diverse set of opinions and beliefs that reach all parts of our community and three, I am also a parent of a former student in our schools and have a different spin on the situation.

The Black Athlete: When does one become 'Black enough?'

The Black Athlete: When does one become 'Black enough?'Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, published a revealing article a month ago on in which he discussed being a bully in grade school. Wilson evidently concluded that it would be beneficial to tarnish his squeaky-clean image so more fans and players could relate to him. But now it's been reported that unnamed "sources" within the Seahawks locker room claim some players don't consider Wilson "Black enough."

Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

Growing push to stop payday loan debt trapIn recent weeks a consistent drum beat against predatory lending's small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations including civil rights leaders, clergy, labor, veterans, elder and consumer advocates.

Fed Chair addresses income inequality

Fed Chair addresses income inequality"The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concern me... I think it is appropriate to ask whether this trend is compatible with values rooted in our nation's history, among them the high value Americans have traditionally placed on equality of opportunity."

Blacks, not Hispanics, key to election victory

Blacks, not Hispanics, key to election victory
Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than African Americans, according to a study of Census data by the Pew Research Center.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote No on Question 1 on Minneapolis Ballot

To supporters of Question 1 on the Minneapolis Ballot: I understand the notion of streamlining the voting process and eliminating frivolous candidates. I also understand that the measure provides two options for ballot access. But this proposition logic presupposes race and class equity. This is not the case, when 2/3 of all minorities in Minneapolis live below the poverty line: $11k for individuals and $22k for families of 4.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ethics charges appalling and insulting

On October 22, 2014, I attended the Ethical Inquiry Hearing for Senator Jeff Hayden and it really disturbed my soul. To know that I reside in a city, in the great state of Minnesota, and in the United States of America, where we would have a person addressing allegations printed in a newspaper with no other corroborating evidence, is appalling and insulting to rules of evidence and to the due process provided all citizens of this great nation, elected or not. Coming from a law enforcement background, as an investigator, I am so disappointed that our rules of evidence have been insulted in such a manner.
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