After the tragedy of Orlando, followed by outrageous and hateful political reactions, we need some good news. And we have it. One of the good news stories is related to Orlando, and the others come from Minnesota. Continue reading
If your windows were broken, your family business destroyed, in the protests and violence following the killing of George Floyd, how would you respond? With compassion and understanding, if you were any of business owners whose responses were compiled by Andrea Fjeldberg on her Facebook page. They focused on what is most important: the life […]
Local voices tell the same story: white men in vans setting fires, protesters trying to stop arsonists, a white man with a hammer smashing windows, people coming from outside to destroy community institutions. The governor and other public officials insist that the rioters come from out of town, many from out of state. Is that […]
May 29, 2020—11 a.m. I monitored news channels and Twitter until something past 2 a.m. this morning. My cities, my streets were burning. This morning I woke to news of the arrest of a Black CNN reporter, and then of his camera team, as they broadcast from Lake Street, as they asked police where they […]
“I cannot breathe,” the black man tells the white police officer kneeling on his neck. “Don’t kill me!” The man is on the ground, on his stomach, handcuffed behind his back. He is wedged against the tire of the patrol car, near 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis. Yesterday. In broad daylight. In front of a […]
Big banks, billionaires, and small-time grifters: all are out for themselves, and profiting from the pandemic at the cost of small businesses, health care workers, and people suffering from COVID-19.