• Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Robert Stewart, a doctoral student, is one of thousands who can't vote in 2014 election

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Washburn High students hung black doll from neck in school stairwell [IMAGE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Brett Buckner to challenge Don Samuels for City Council seat

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    St. Paul police brutality: No felony charges for cops who beat up, maced Eric Hightower

    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 >>

  • News

    June 6, 2012

    Voter ID is the new Jim Crow

    New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes

  • Music

    January 18, 2012

    Roy Wilkins: Who was he?

    The story behind the iconic St. Paul venue

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Minnesota gets an F in civil rights history

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    NAACP tells parents to abandon Minneapolis schools

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Keith Ellison says, yep, there's "extreme racists" in the tea party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Robyne Robinson leaving Fox 9 and broadcasting

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    TiZA inquiry ruling nixes race bias

    ​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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    September 16, 2009
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    September 16, 2009
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    April 26, 2009

    NAACP slams Strib's snitch series

    Series could discourage people from helping police, prez says.

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2008
  • News

    March 28, 2007

    Nude Beach Busted

    Mud pit first victim of Hidden Beach crackdown. Hot skinny-dippers may be next.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2007

    St. Paul Ward One candidates forum tonight

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    St. Paul Scrum

    There won't be much political drama in 2007. With statewide elections just completed and the presidential sweepstakes still a year aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    7/21 Morning Communiqué

    Homeland Security info on college protestors ends up in database tracking foreign terrorism, jellyfish clog Japanese nuclear power plant, airline takes down online Jimmy Hoffa game after protests, Gummi Bears depicting the Seven Deadly Sins, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    The Man with the Golden Ears

    John Hammond had impeccable taste in music—and rarely hesitated to say so

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005
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    July 18, 2005

    7/18: Morning Communique

    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 >>

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Playing Dead

    Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Classes and the Masses

    Will bitter infighting spell doom for the Minneapolis NAACP?

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    Don't Call Us, We'll Call You

    Waiting to resolve a complaint against Minneapolis cops? Take a number

  • Arts

    July 9, 2003

    Class Action

    With 'Justice,' a pair of Twin Cities civil rights lawyers raise the bar for African American filmmaking

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Cops Like Us

    Critics fear the MPD's latest spin on community mediation is all about window-dressing--and grooming snitches

  • News

    March 19, 2003

    The Two Jills

    Why a pair of white women lawyers are taking the fight over federal mediation to the courts

  • News

    December 25, 2002


    Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Reckless Eyeballin'

    Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates

  • News

    August 21, 2002

    The Gospel According to Carol Johnson

    Minneapolis's top teacher keeps the faith in trying times

  • Books

    April 10, 2002

    Nellie Stone Johnson: 1905-2002

    Minneapolis loses a legendary figure

  • Books

    January 2, 2002

    Tales out of School

    An exit interview with former Minneapolis school-board member Bill Green

  • Books

    July 25, 2001

    Help Wanted

    There's new controversy surrounding the Hollman project: Who's getting the jobs?

  • Books

    March 7, 2001

    Last Man Standing?

    The man with the leverage to keep Minneapolis moving on its housing promises goes to work for the other side

  • Books

    December 13, 2000

    Inflationary Pressuring

    Minneapolis leaders want the feds to make up the shortfall in funds for the Hollman redevelopment

  • Books

    July 19, 2000

    Off the Map

    Will the shiny new near north side need social-service agencies?

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    Magic Bus

    The NAACP's education lawsuit promised to be a watershed case for poor and minority kids. So when exactly did the wheels come off?

  • News

    October 20, 1999
  • Books

    October 6, 1999

    Let's Break a Deal

    Did the Minneapolis NAACP botch its chance to save hundreds of low-income apartments?

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Black Like Us

    Political machinations, intrigue, and good old-fashioned mudslinging: A look behind the scenes of the Minneapolis NAACP election scandal

  • Sports

    February 17, 1999

    In Living Color

    Some of television's most animated conversations on race and culture are taking place among cartoon characters

  • Books

    April 29, 1998
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    March 18, 1998
  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Presto Change-o

    Minneapolis quietly backs away from its commitment to replace demolished north side public housing with other low-income units.

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Taking the Fifth

    With two African American candidates teaming up against City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes, the campaign in North Minneapolis has developed unexpected zing.

  • News

    February 14, 1996

    We're All Bozos Here

    A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.

  • News

    November 1, 1995

    Separate But Equal

    "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.

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