Rep. Omar Introduces Legislation Opposing Brunei's Gay Sex Death PenaltyThe laws, which came into full effect in April, generated global backlash, with protests made by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France
Gov. Dayton Leads Discussion On St. Cloud Race RelationsPeople gathered in St. Cloud Tuesday to have an honest conversation about race. About 150 people -- including Gov. Mark Dayton, the mayor of St. Cloud and the city's police chief -- were on hand at the Great River Regional Library to help lead the conversation.
St. Paul Man Pens Song In Honor Of Slain ArchbishopSaturday is the beatification of El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, a man who moved a Minnesotan to song. Rob Hahn of St. Paul was taking a theology class at the University of Notre Dame when he learned about Romero, a champion of civil rights, who was shot and killed in 1980 while conducting mass.
Jimmy Carter Flies Into MSP, Greets Passengers On PlaneFormer President Jimmy Carter will be in the Twin Cities this afternoon to moderate a discussion on human rights and democracy as part of a Nobel Peace Prize forum. He'll start his visit by speaking to a group of students at Augsburg College.
Hundreds In Mpls. Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of March On WashingtonTens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in 1963 and made history. On Saturday, thousands marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which is now considered one of the largest rallies ever held for human rights. In the Twin Cities, hundreds of people turned out for marches in north, northeast, and south Minneapolis to mark the historic day.
Minn. Dept. Of Human Rights Honors Minnesota Doctor, 82The Minnesota Department of Human Rights honored a civil rights educator Wednesday morning.
Opinion: Romney's China Attacks On Obama Show Breathtaking HypocrisyRomney looks to come back from 47% don't pay taxes remarks and attacks on China trade. But Romney has so many vulnerabilities on China it is hard to understand why he would pick this issue.
Opinion: Romney Talks Tough On China But Romney And Bain Bought Chinese FactoryMitt Romney and Bain Capital purchased a factory in China that took on the demand from outsourcing from other US companies. So they profited by increasing profits from companies they owned by shipping jobs overseas and they profited from other companies shipping jobs overseas by doing the work that used to be done in cities and towns across America.
Mpls. Calls For Shut Down Of Child Trafficking WebsiteThe Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution on Friday calling on Village Voice Media to end publication of its online classified section that facilitates the trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation.
NAACP To Rally In St. Paul For Human Rights MondayMembers of the NAACP will rally at the Capitol to show solidarity with public employees and union members around the country.
Minn. Bill Puts State Agencies On Chopping BlockA Minnesota legislator who is pushing a bill to slim the state work force has another proposal to get rid of many cabinet-level departments all together.
Dayton Appoints Minn. Human Rights ChiefGov. Mark Dayton has appointed a lawyer from the Ramsey County Attorney's office to serve as state commissioner of human rights.