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The following Solution Papers: for community social and economic development extend the Minneapolis Story by promoting practical plans and strategies to enhance neighborhoods in their efforts regarding developing and achieving goals in the areas of community education, jobs, housing,and public safety, while developing strong foundations for appropriate community based planning and economic development. See especially #s 18 – 19, 22 – 23, 29 – 50.

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52. May 2016 The Jamar Clark Case. 11 columns; more to be added as they are posted.
51. Sep. 4, 2016 The Michael Keefe Case. 29 Columns, more to be added as they are posted.

50.

Sep. 4, 2016

The Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Martin Luther approach of and to non-violence

49. To be posted Book: ”A Seat for Everyone: The Freedom Guide that Explores a Vision for America
48. Nov. 19, 2015 THE “HOW TO” To EXPAND THE MINNEAPOLIS TABLE TO PROVIDE “A SEAT FOR EVERYONE

47.

Dec. 11, 2011

Save the Vikings! Or Do They Move? List of ten columns since 2005 and one book Chapter, 2002, offering solutions for how to Save the Vikings! First posted on "The Minneapolis Story Through My Eyes" Home Page Blog side, October 12, 2011.     

46.

Nov. 22, 2011

DISPARITY/COMPLIANCE STUDIES: 
Minneapolis Practices Disparity And Purposefully And Actively Avoids Compliance
20 columns, going back to 2005.

45b.

May 26, 2011
Posted 12-11-11

Introduction to 8 Theories of Justice: The "contestation" of ideas between historically specific conservatives (which covers both the far left and far right side of the political and religious ideological spectrums who, once they get their change, want to make their changes permanent and unchanging) and historically non-specific conservatives (who make haste slowly because they recognize the changes they seek will continue to change no matter how much they would like them to be changeless). Posted

This "solution paper" provides additional background for Solution Paper #45, posted May 23, 2011, Guidelines for Including Justice in Planning Meetings to Calculate a Better Future for Minneapolis in terms of education, jobs, housing and public safety.

45a.

May 25, 2011

"PLANNING": UPDATED/EXPANDED:                                
For The Positive Future Possibilities Of Minnesota, for Minneapolis in General and the African American community in Minneapolis in particular, with links to relevant "Through My Eyes, the Minneapolis Story Continues" columns by Ron Edwards, 2003-2011, and with links to Chapters in the book The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, and links to blog entries and solutions papers by Ron Edwards and Peter Jessen.

44.

May 21, 2011

Guidelines for Including Justice in Planning Meetings to Calculate a Better Future for Minneapolis in terms of education, jobs, housing and public safety.
From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards as told to Peter Jessen, From Interlude 16, and Chapter 17, Conclusion, pp. 297-299, 300, 315-317, 320-322, Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002, with a 5-21-11 introduction.

43.

May 18, 2011

Justice and Fairness: The Question Of Equal Access And Equal Opportunity
[From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, Chapter 5, pp. 93-104, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002]

42

Dec. 22, 2010

About PLANNING: For The Positive Future Possibilities Of Minnesota, for Minneapolis in General and the African American community in particular, with links to relevant "Through My Eyes, the Minneapolis Story Continues" columns by Ron Edwards, 2003-2011, and with links to Chapters in the book The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, and links to blog entries and solutions papers by Ron Edwards and Peter Jessen.

41.

Dec. 22, 2010

About HOUSING: Corrupt and Racist Housing System: The Hollman Project: A Project To Exclude Blacks. Gentrification as a Return to Plantation Bosses: Razing Black Homes and Then Raising White Homes In Their Place
[From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, Chapter 8 and Interlude 8, pp. 129-146, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002]

40.

Feb. 3, 2010

About EDUCATION: The Corrupt and Racist Education System: Poor Schools for Poor Kids To Keep Them Poor: Clubbing the Cubs Into Inferiority and Helplessness: Stop the Clubbing and Teach Skills, Optimism, and Hope
[From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, Chapter 7 and Interlude 7, pp. 119-128, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002]

39.

Aug. 27, 2009

About JOBS: The Corrupt and Racist Construction Contract System, Resulting in Jail not Jobs; The War on Drugs as A War on Black Men: Blacks as Inmates not as Contractors or Workers; Another Example of Black Corruption Selling Out to White Corruption
[From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, Chapter 9 and Interlude 9, pp. 147 - 156, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002]

38.

Aug. 27, 2009

The Story of the Punting Minnesota VIKINGS: Say Goodbye to the Vikings, They are Leaving; Say Goodbyhe to the Vikings, They Are Our Loss; That is the Plan
[From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, Chapter 15, pp. 253 - 264, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002]

37.

Aug. 4, 2009

The Role of Minneapolis BLACK ORGANIZATIONS in the Minneapolis Story: Civil Rights Commission, Urban League, NAACP, Churches/Synagogues/Mosques — Being Part of the Problem Rather than the Solution, as they Move Toward White-Like Black-Elite Rule, for Spoils Not Principles and Sell Out Inner city Black Community Interests: Education, Housing, and Jobs, Dignity and Recognition
[From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, Chapter 14 and Interlude 14, pp. 207 - 250, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002]

36.

Mar. 22, 2010

The Contest of IDEAS, in General and, Specifically, Regarding Young People
[From A Seat for Everyone, The Freedom Guidethat Explores A Vision for America, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, pp. 38-39, 97, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2008]

35.

Mar. 22, 2010

Comments on the Kerner Report
[From A Seat for Everyone, The Freedom Guidethat Explores A Vision for America, by Ron Edwards as told to Peter Jessen, pp. 4-5, 10-11, 38, 82, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2008]

34.

Aug. 27, 2009

Not Losing Sight of the Prize of Equality's Freedom
[From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, Conclusion, pp. 315- 325, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002]

33.

Aug. 27, 2009

The Positive Future Possibilities for Minneapolis: Envisioning the Dream, Sustaining the Vision: Not Asking Permission, Making No Apologies For Being Free
[From The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes, by Ron Edwards, as told to Peter Jessen, Chapter 17, pp. 301-314, published by Beacon on the Hill Press, 2002]

32b. Aug. 29, 2009 A Letter to Obama: The Positive Future Possibilities for Minneapolis

32a.

Dec. 31, 2008

Repeating the New Year's Resolution from 2004 and still relevant today in 2009, for the coming Age of Obama: End the gaps caused by racism, injustice and dream deferral
[Comparing 2009 with 2004]

31.

Jul. 14, 2008

Ending the City's and MPD's COVER-UP OF DISCRIMINATION will help to end the Discrimination in the Minneapolis Police Department
[Selected "Through My Eyes, the Minneapolis Story Continues" columns and blog entries from our 2003-2008]

30.

Jun. 6, 2008

Ending the SILENCE by the Star Tribune about discrimination will help end discrimination
[Selected "Through My Eyes, the Minneapolis Story Continues" columns and blog entries, from our 2003-2008]

29.

Jul. 8, 2007

10 Suggestions/themes for the NAACP Board to consider for its next annual covention if it is to again obtain relevance and significance and rebound from having had to close all regional offices and lay off 40% of the national HQ staff, as happened in June 07.
[Based on "Tracking the Gaps" blog entry #10 of June 8, 2007]

28.

Jul. 2, 2006

On Using Blogs: Journalism (facts and interpretation, not ideological propaganda): Blogging at YearlyKos
["Tracking the Gaps" blog entry June 8-11, 2006 (posted June 7-16, 2006)]

27.

Feb. 15 2006 The Solution to The Trials of Ronald Reed and Larry Clark, Is the Pursuit and Application of Fairness and Justice
26. Apr. 4 2005 A Columbine P.S.
[By Peter Jessen, 2000]
25. Feb. 28, 2003

Who's Dream: All or some? Reggie Fowler is qualified to be the Minnesota Vikings Owner
["Tracking the Gaps" blog entryof 2-28-03; Expanded and Appended: 3-7-05 and 3-14-05]

24. Dec. 2, 2003 The Roll Call Of Those Who Either Called for the Vikings to Move out of Minnesota or Who Stated They Would Have to be Moved As They Could Not Remain Competitive and Profitable Without a New, Tax Payer Subsidized Stadium
23. Dec. 2, 2003 The Blocks to Construct a Minneapolis Table for All to Sit At Together
22. Aug. 31, 2003 Seven Themes, Seven Problems, Seven Solutions
21. Dec. 8, 2004 Letter to Minneapolis, City Council and Citizens
20. Oct. 24, 2003 Restorative Affirmative Action
19. Nov. 11, 2003 Higher Hopes for Youth Than Hip Hop
18. Nov. 11, 2003 "Ubuntu" Reconciliation of Communities and Races, Oct 1-4
17. To Be Posted
16. Nov. 11, 2003 A Question of Bigotry in Minneapolis, Sept. 8-11
15. Nov. 11, 2003 Remembering 9-11, September 11
14. Aug. 25, 2003 The Unfinished Dream
13. Aug. 16, 2003 State of Emergency for Black Youth, from book
12. Jul. 21, 2003 NAACP Takes Eye of Prize
11. To Be Posted
10. Dec. 09, 2003 Letter to Minneapolis Mayor and City Council, 2nd time
09. Jul. 03, 2003 Letter to Minneapolis Mayor and City Council, 1st time
08. Jun. 03, 2003 Models for Conflict Resolution, developed 1998-2003
07. Mar. 2003 Ron Edwards: Whistle Blower of Minneapolis
06. Feb. 2003 Gerrymandering Ward: Disenfranchising Voting
05.   America Needs Black Newspapers
04. Dec. 2002 Enduring Through Music
03. Dec. 2002 The Minneapolis Story Happening Outside Minneapolis
02. Nov. 2002 Letter to Northside Information Exchange re NAACP November 19, 2002
01. Nov. 2002 The Economics of Racism
Submitted by Peter Jessen to the "Forum on The Economics of Racism," Metropolitan Council, at Earle Brown Continuing Education Center, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota, December 9, 1992.

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