Columbus Avenue, near Franklin Avenue, is sunny and quiet, a nice little block. Peavey Park is down at the end, stretching from Chicago to Park Aves., an appealing, green expanse with trees, squirrels, birds — as pretty a picture as there is. The place looks like some kind of scene from a postcard or painting. The word would be … [Read more...]
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By Samantha Pree-Stinson Guest Commentator As a U.S. soldier, I fought to protect the liberties and safeties of our country. It was beyond humiliating and repulsive to be a victim of hate speech and a hate crime last Friday. I was waiting for the bus on my way to work when a truck with White men in it slowed down and yelled “I cannot wait for … [Read more...]
Fear of a Black man justifies murder I am not promoting violence. However, I am, without excuse, promoting the Constitution of the United States and the Second Amendment. Too many Black people, due to the psychological bonds of slavery, feel that gun ownership is crazy and that any Black man who owns a gun is in some fashion full of sin. However, it’s as good and American … [Read more...]
North wins Class 1A football championship Congratulations to North High School for winning the state Class 1A championship in football. They have not only done North Minneapolis proud, but also the entire city of Minneapolis, as this is the first championship for the city since 1977. North is now the only high school that has won a Minnesota championship in all six sports … [Read more...]
Gentrification and consumerism have destroyed the character of my favorite American haunts, like North Beach, Berkeley, Venice and Aspen. — Tom Hayden I prefer to use the word “displacement” because it drives home the end result of gentrification: someone loses their home and their community. — James Tracy The first quote above by the late California state senator … [Read more...]