Once upon a time in Phoenix, in the fall of 1980, my high school journalism teacher, Mrs. Finerman, was standing before the class, her voice thick with Willy Wonka mystery. "This is a very special room," she told us. "Years ago, right here, a man by the name of Vincent Furnier wrote for this school ... More >>
Maybe it wasn't as brutally bad as the Vikings' performance was yesterday, but the team's social media folks offered up their own epic fail with their gameday hashtag choice.THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikes will be worst team this year, group of experts conclude Hours before the game, the team's official Twi ... More >>
These days, aspiring Minnesota teachers have to pass the Teaching Licensure Exam in order to get a license. That's reasonable enough, but the exam's results suggest the process isn't working as it should.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities has far and away the largest black-white unemployment gap, says new study ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mpls becomes first city to declare support for Obama's DREAM Act policy-- Chipotle faces fresh federal scrutiny more than year after mass firing of Latinos in Minnesota-- Ed Hansen, Confederate flag-flying West St. Paul City Council member, back in troubleLater today, people will gather ... More >>
If legal remedies are exhausted, it's time to take to the streets
New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes
Cops will have to ask brown people for their papers
Freedom under fire: A Village Voice Media Special Report
In December 2010, in the midst of an investigation by the federal Immigration and Customs Service, Chipotle made the controversial decision to suddenly fire about 450 Minnesota employees who couldn't prove they had valid work permits. The fired workers, mostly Latinos, represented over half of the f ... More >>
One nation under tacos
Brown County Republicans met this weekend to vote for delegates to the Republican congressional district convention and the Republican state convention. The Brown County GOP also "voted on Republican party platforms to suggest from the proposals submitted at the February caucuses," according to ... More >>
The title of Michele Bachmann's new autobiography took many observers by surprise.This may be the craziest thing Michele Bachmann has said yet.At the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans over the weekend, Bachmann tried to make in-roads into Barack Obama's most reliable voter base by c ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Day two of the National Poetry Slam held another set of preliminary bouts. Across the downtown area groups of four teams battled it out for first place and a spot in Friday's semifinal round. For day two City Pages camped out at Wild Tymes for the evening. The first bout featured teams from A ... More >>
Don't judge a faith by the actions of a radical few, Ellison saysIf you're Jewish and you don't like the way your people are portrayed on TV, you can complain. If you're Latino and you don't like the way Latinos are depicted on TV, you can complain. So what's the big deal when Muslims take ... More >>
The Sultans of Smoke still hold a few secrets.
Minneapolis zoning laws threaten to shut down popular Latino hot spot
Forget offensive, this costume is just dumb.
Earlier this week, a bill that would outlaw smoking in cars with passengers under the age of 18 came cleared a hurdle after Minnesota Senate panel gave it the green light. At least one lawmaker is wondering if the law's passage would lead to an increase in racial profiling.
On October 14, 2005, Sgt. Giovanni Veliz filed two charges of discrimination with the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights. The complaints alleged that the Minneapolis Police Department systemically discriminated against Hispanics, both in its personnel decisions and in its day-to-day dealings wit ... More >>
None of Minnesota's major parties have truly courted the Hispanic vote, but that doesn't mean Latinos aren't voting.
As the Latino population soars, Alberto Monserrate builds a media empire
A small town learns the cost of social engineering
'Chicano Visions' flips the bird at the traditional high-art canon
Why is Montgomery, Minnesota, dislocating Latino residents?
Was Anne Briseño fired because of budget cuts or because she criticized mayor Kelly's son?
Where the campaigning was frenzied, the voters worried, and the outlook bleak
Latinos, Somalis, and the American dream in southern Minnesota
Meet the neighbors
Screwing the white guy and dancing with the devil: Race matters at the 40th annual New York Film Festival
'Hollywood Shuffle' in shades of brown; Sanity's loss is theater's gain
Half a century after a son of Mexican immigrants founded local rock, a new generation of Latinos listens for its own song
Santa Concepción loosens tongues; A Piece of the Rope lampoons a hang-up