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St. Paul Police Fed. Pres: Mayor’s Arrest Statements ‘Inflammatory’

The president of the Saint Paul Police Federation has criticized Mayor Chris Coleman for statements he made regarding the arrest of a man that was uploaded to YouTube. The incident involving Chris Lollie and three St. Paul Police officers took place on Jan. 31, but it went viral earlier this week after it was put on the popular video site.

08/30/2014

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Coleman Calls For Review After Arrest Video Appears On YouTube

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is calling for a review after video of an arrest was made public. Chris Lollie shot a video as St. Paul Police arrested him in a skyway in January. It was posted to YouTube this week.

08/29/2014

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Black Women Have Higher Death Rate From Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women and it is proving deadly. Although black women are diagnosed less frequently than white women, black women have a higher death rate.

10/15/2013

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MNsure Scrambles To Approve Grants For African American Groups

Leaders of Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange moved quickly to fix what they now admit was a mistake.

09/11/2013

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African-American Community ‘Fighting To Get A Seat’ At MNSure’s Table

Minnesota’s new health insurance program is under fire Tuesday from the state’s African-American leaders. They say MNsure is ignoring groups who have been working for years to sign up the uninsured.

09/10/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Helping South High

In the aftermath of Thursday’s Minneapolis South High brawl involving more than 200 students, everyone from the police, to students, to school administrators agree it could have been so much worse.

02/16/2013

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Hundreds Attend Meeting Over Washburn Racial Incident

There’s a community meeting underway to talk about a recent racial incident at Washburn High School.

01/23/2013

Actress Stacey Dash (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Ridiculous Gabby Douglas Hair Debate

Of all the great, crazy, fun, fascinating aspects of being on Twitter and following the Olympics, there are also some startlingly obnoxious, irrelevant, and degrading aspects to the medium as well.

08/04/2012

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Families Flock To Juneteenth Celebrations

Juneteenth celebrations were held Saturday at the North Mississippi Regional Park. There were bands, food and many other family-friendly activities.

06/16/2012

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‘U’ Program Aimed At Helping Black Men Graduate

This fall, 10 incoming freshmen at the University of Minnesota will become the first to take part in a program geared toward improving retention and graduation rates for black men on campus.

06/04/2012

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Black Churches Split On Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

In churches and synagogues around the country this weekend, President Obama’s historic public support for same-sex marriage has been a hot topic — especially in African-American churches.

05/13/2012

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