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“Through My Eyes”
Weekly column of Ron Edwards
Quarter 4: October thru December
December 29, 2010 Column #52: Governor-elect Mark Dayton. Champion of Change for All. [with more on diversity statutes]
December 22, 2010 Column #51: "Safe Streets" or "Street Safe" — take your pick. The fix is in again, and transparency is out
December 15, 2010 Column #50: Minneapolis Continues its Fairy Tale of Compliance. Only painful sanctions will make these tales come true.
December 08, 2010 Column #49: Days that will live in infamy. Our ‘friends’ continue to devastate the African American community.
November 24, 2010 Column #47: Disparity Study reveals City failed to monitor hiring, contracting jobs and income.
November 17, 2010 Column #46: Disparity study finally released. It took 15 years to tell us what we already knew
November 10, 2010 Column #45: Federal jury finds Dominic Felder’s death wrongful. Unfortunately, the dark forces that took his life remain at large.
November 03, 2010 Column #44: Top Republican goal: Get rid of the Black guy. This election highlights the continuing impact of race on our politics
October 27, 2010 Column #43: The Attempt to Oust the NAACP President. Why?
October 20, 2010 Column #42: A betrayal of trust: the closing of North High School
October 13, 2010 Column #41: Hospital sends severely injured Black man home to die —too many questions remain unanswered
October 06, 2010 Column #40: Confusion within the 8th Circuit in the matter of Fong Lee: Justice or Injustice
Quarter 3: July thru September
September 29, 2010 Column #39: A pattern in practice
September 22, 2010 Column #38: Strike Task Force officers won’t talk? No problem — empanel a grand jury!
September 15, 2010 Column #37: Justice Still Denied in Killing of Fong Lee Strike
September 08, 2010 Column #36: Justice still denied in killing of Fong Lee; Appeal decision only perpetuates this tragedy
August 25, 2010 Column #34: The Whitest Professional Sport in America: Golf
August 18, 2010 Column #33: Receivership: a fresh start for Minneapolis public schools. Less drastic measures have failed
August 11, 2010 Column #32: Disparities study long overdue in Minneapolis. Documents reveal City’s dereliction of duty
August 04, 2010 Column #31: So much for Operation Ceasefire —Homicide within two hours of crime reduction meeting
July 28, 2010 Column #30: What happened to due process in the trashing of Shirley Sherrod?
July 21, 2010 Column #29: Fairway Foundation gets it done. When will the NAACP get it done?
July 14, 2010 Column #28: Please! We need help here!
July 07, 2010 Column #27: Whose mental health issues incite Black violence? It’s not poor Blacks propagating dysfunctional social policies
Quarter 2: April thru June
June 30, 2010 Column #26: Obama vs. McChrystal: President takes the right action
June 23, 2010 Column #25: Shameful Black unemployment gap in Mpls gets silent treatment
June 16, 2010 Column #24: MN Attorney General was supposed to monitor Twins stadium hiring
June 09, 2010 Column #23: As violence continues, City officials and community ‘leaders’ are clueless
June 02, 2010 Column #22: Murder On The Parkway
May 26, 2010 Column #21: Construction of new MPS headquarters promises jobs for Blacks. Who will ensure that this promise is kept?
May 19, 2010 Column #20: Another Minneapolis contract snubs Black community. Will new Minneapolis School District headquarters repeat the pattern of falsehoods and corruption?
May 12, 2010 Column #19: City failed to monitor hiring during Twins stadium construction
May 05, 2010 Column #18: An ‘Economic Uplift’
April 28, 2010 Column #17: Why the rush to judgment on tragic April 2 fire?
April 21, 2010 Column #16: What would Kirby say?
April 14, 2010 Column #15: New Leadership Announced for Minneapolis Civil Rights Department. Is the Department Ready? Was the Twins Stadium a Compliance Success?
April 07, 2010 Column #14: The Death of Kenneth Sims and the Shame of the City
Quarter 1: January thru March
March 31, 2010 Column #13: HHF666: A recipe for an unstable America
March 24, 2010 Column #12: Murder on 4th Avenue: The violence continues
March 17, 2010 Column #11: Where’s the plan to confront these dangerous, violent times?
March 10, 2010 Column #10: Fourth Precinct at forefront of MPD terrorism. Inspector Mike Martin needs to step down.
March 03, 2010 Column #9: A man for the ages: former mayor Charles Stenvig
February 24, 2010 Column #8: Why the delay in Chief Dolan’s reappointment?
February 17, 2010 Column #7: The burning of Black history
February 10, 2010 Column #6: Where did it all go wrong? Jordan’s dismissal one more nail in the civil rights coffin
February 03, 2010 Column #5: Honest, transparent discussion needed on new MPS superintendent
January 27, 2010 Column #4: Let’s celebrate Minnesota’s success stories during Black History Month
January 20, 2010 Column #3: Surge of violence bloodies our communities of color. We pray for our own city as well as for the people of Haiti
January 13, 2010 Column #2: Who's monitoring minority hiring on stadium projects? Inclusion Compliance Report is long overdue. Subreport: Golf, Tiger Woods, and The Whitest professional sport in America.
January 06, 2010 Column #1: Obama in 2009: Bold action to save the nation — He needs and deserves our redoubled support
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.
Ron's media message: (1) Column: "Through My Eyes: The Minneapolis Story Continues", published weekly in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.; (2) TV: Host of weekly Black Focus, Sundays, 5-6 pm, on Channel 17, MTN-TV; (3) Blog Talk Radio: Co-Host of weekly “ON POINT!",Saturdays at 5 pm; (4) Book: The Minneapolis Story Through My Eyes; (5) Book: A Seat for Everyone: The Freedom Guide that Explores A Vision for Ameria.
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