Rob Stewart is a Ph.D. candidate at the U of M. He works. He pays taxes. But come November, while his neighbors and colleagues are casting ballots, Stewart will stay away from the polling station. Why? Because he's a convicted felon with a serious drug offense on his record. See also:Wisconsin ... More >>
A handful of Washburn High School students were disciplined after a black doll was found hanging from a noose in a school stairwell on January 11.SEE ALSO: Obama effigy hangs from Duluth billboard [PHOTO] The Independent Business News Network's Don Allen reports that three students were suspend ... More >>
North Minneapolis community organizer Brett Buckner will announce a bid for Don Samuels' Ward 5 City Council seat this afternoon at Avenue Eatery on West Broadway. According to Buckner's Linkedin account, he's worked for Keith Ellison, the Minnesota DFL, and the Minneapolis NAACP. He's currently li ... More >>
Yesterday, prosecutors announced St. Paul officers Jesse Zilge and Matthew Gorans won't face felony charges for roughing up a seemingly helpless suspect in an August incident captured on a camera phone.SEE ALSO:-- Eric Hightower, St. Paul cop-kick victim, jumps out second-floor window to get away fr ... More >>
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The Civil Rights Movement was a big thing that happened, like, a really long time ago. Some people were being mean to other people who had darker skin. At least, that's what New York told us.Minnesota is one of 35 (!) states that got an F in the Southern Poverty Law Center's new report on the tea ... More >>
Angry over district a plan to close North High School, Minneapolis NAACP president Booker Hodges has called on city parents to abandon their public school system. But in North Minneapolis, the kids have already left: North has been targeted for closure in part because there aren't enough stu ... More >>
Photo: cometstarmoonKeven LawWhat about racism at tea parties?The Republicans, led by Michele Bachmann, are trying to figure out how to co-opt tea partiers, and the Democrats said yesterday they're happy to let the Republicans do it. You want to stand with folks determined to end Medicare, pr ... More >>
Veteran Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson made some news of her own last night, telling viewers that she's leaving the broadcast biz May 26 to build on her burgeoning reputation as a jewelry designer for clients including Beyonce Knowles (interview here), Madonna, Nicollette Sheridan and Paul ... More >>
The Minnesota Education Department's investigation into the test scores and teaching licenses of Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy was not racially motivated, the U.S. Education Department ruled this week.The Inver Groves Heights academy known as TiZA is a charter school whose student body is about 80 perc ... More >>
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The St. Paul Branch NAACP will host a city council candidates forum tonight at St. Peter Claver Church with incumbent councilmember, Debbie Montgomery, and challenger Melvin Carter III.
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CITY PAGES BLOGS Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS The earthquake that triggered December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami caused a 620 mile rupture in the sea floor, scientists said last week. HIV-positive Russian women and their children face widespread disc ... More >>
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Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
Minneapolis's top teacher keeps the faith in trying times
Minneapolis loses a legendary figure
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There's new controversy surrounding the Hollman project: Who's getting the jobs?
The man with the leverage to keep Minneapolis moving on its housing promises goes to work for the other side
Minneapolis leaders want the feds to make up the shortfall in funds for the Hollman redevelopment
Will the shiny new near north side need social-service agencies?
The NAACP's education lawsuit promised to be a watershed case for poor and minority kids. So when exactly did the wheels come off?
Did the Minneapolis NAACP botch its chance to save hundreds of low-income apartments?
Political machinations, intrigue, and good old-fashioned mudslinging: A look behind the scenes of the Minneapolis NAACP election scandal
Some of television's most animated conversations on race and culture are taking place among cartoon characters
Minneapolis quietly backs away from its commitment to replace demolished north side public housing with other low-income units.
With two African American candidates teaming up against City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes, the campaign in North Minneapolis has developed unexpected zing.
A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.
"Neighborhood schools" are coming to Minneapolis packaged with talk of responsibility and community empowerment. But the bottom line is that the age of integrating public schools is over.