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2007 Columns

“Through My Eyes”

Bi-Weekly Column of Ron Edwards
from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Continuing The Minneapolis Story,
Ron’s “Black Focus,” airs Sundays, 5-6 p.m.,
on Channel 17, MTN-TV


Quarter 4: October thru December

December 26, 2007 Column #27: There were still heroes in '07 But it's a toss-up whether the year's glass is half full or half empty

December 19, 2007 Column #26: The Stiffing of OIC: Louis King and Steve Cramer Betrayed

December 5, 2007 Column #25: 1. The Betrayal of Joan Johnson: A Civil Rights Tragedy 2. Black police officers sue city and chief for discrimination

November 21, 2007 Column #24: Foundation in place to begin 'research' genocide—again

November 7, 2007 Column #23: Park police prefer lethal force against our schoolchildren

October 24, 2007 Column #22: A great warrior takes his final journey home. Go in peace, Brother Vernon, on your flight to the Spirit World

October 10, 2007 Column #21: Shame on U of St. Thomas for silencing free speech


Quarter 3: July thru September

September 26, 2007 Column #20: Minneapolis Black police officers take action against bias. The need for Chapter 149.80: A Time to Act

September 12, 2007 Column #19: At MPD, retaliation is the order of the day

August 29, 2007 Column #18: A profile in courage and integrity—the saga of Lt. Michael Keefe

August 15, 2007 Column #17: Why Blacks are not allowed to command: The bleaching of the Minneapolis Police Department

August 1, 2007 Column #16: Jurisdiction Trumps Justice: Non-Blacks Trump Blacks

July 18, 2007 Column #15: Segregation is reborn to put us back in our place

July 4, 2007 Column #14: Where's The Jobs Plan? Minneapolis Kremlin initiates retaliation


Quarter 2: April thru June

June 20, 2007 Column #13: NAACP's showboat runs aground.We are not surprised

June 6, 2007 Column #12: More Minnapolis Days of Infamy: The disappearance of Chapter 423 of The Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Regarding the Small and Underutilized Business Enterprise Program

May 23, 2007 Column #11: Black officers under siege: the shame of the MPD

May 9, 2007 Column #10: Blacks remain barred from big-money projects

April 25, 2007 Column #9: MPS educational genocide continues apace Who decides who's 'legitimate'? Plans that threaten the Black community

April 11, 2007 Column #8: The dark corridors of injustice in the matter of Tyesha Edwards


Quarter 1: January thru March

March 28, 2007 Column #7: 41 days of life, 41 days of terror: the death of a baby

March 14, 2007 Column #6: A terrorist in the Congress? Why does White MPD seem to view us as terrorists?

February 28, 2007 Column #5: Early warning, late response: an upsurge in homicides

February 14, 2007 Column #4: The "Redlining" of Black rightsThe Betrayal of Dominic Felder

January 31, 2007 Column #3: Minneapolis backpedaling on civil rights protections in the matter of Rule 8.03B

January 17, 2007 Column #2: The End Of Diversity In The MPD: Another example of "The Forces of Nullification and Reversal"

January 3, 2007 Column #1: The Star Tribune's demise: another story not told


Ron hosts “Black Focus” on Channel 17, MTN-TV, Sundays, 5-6 pm. Formerly head of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and the Urban League, he continues his “watchdog” role for Minneapolis. Order his book, hear his voice, read his solution papers, and read his between columns “web log” at www.TheMinneapolisStory.com.

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Ron hosts “Black Focus” on Channel 17, MTN-TV, Sundays, 5-6 pm. Formerly head of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and the Urban League, he continues his “watchdog” role for Minneapolis. Order his book, hear his voice, read his solution papers, and read his between columns “web log” at www.TheMinneapolisStory.com.

Permission is granted to reproduce The Minneapolis Story columns, blog entires and solution papers. Please cite the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder and www.TheMinneapolisStory.com for the columns. Please cite www.TheMinneapolisStory.com for blog entries and solution papers.

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