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2006 Blog Entries
May ~ Entry #5

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5-27-06, Blog entry #5: BLOG CONVENTION. We are proud to announce that our Publishing Company, Beacon on the Hill Press, will be joining with other Independent Thinking and Freedom Seeking Bloggers to share ideas about the future. The alarm bells should be tolling in our minds anytime one community takes it upon itself to side step the Individual Rights of other communities, blocking their opportunities by denying them equal access to America's Big 7: Education, Jobs, Housing, Public Safety (including tracking the war on young Black men), Environment, and Ethics (of access and opportunity, of liberty and justice for all). The goal of Tracking the Gaps blog: to influence public policy and personal morality in order to contribute to ending the access/opportunty gaps imposed on inner city minorities, and to positively influence Black organizations (even the NAACP has taken its eye off the prize) and to positively impact Black males. In our book, The Minneapolis Story, through our eyes, we describe in detail how Minneapolis works to keep inner city Blacks "in their place". Minneapolis is not alone. Minneapolis is showing Seattle, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, L.A., S.F., New Orleans, Newark, etc. how to do so. Our book, stands for TRUTH & JUSTICE, FREEDOM & LIBERTY. Our book and web site's unique approach to tracking the gaps through our site's Blog, weekly columns , and solution sets, will continue to tell the story of Minneapolis, which is also America's story. Which cities will lead in tearing down the "walls" and machinery that work to keep minorities "in their place"? Which cities will continue to erect such "walls" and machinery to sustain and increase the gaps? Use our Book and CD and Blog and Building Blocks and Solution sets to impact your global concerns (including 9/11) where it counts: in your city, so together, we can all be part of the solution and challenge those who remain part of the problem to work with us to resolve conflict, to reconcile solutions and achieve the dream.
Originally Posted 5-24-06, 11:59 p.m. Site problem. Back online 5-27-06, 11:59 p.m., and expanded 5-28-06, 11:59 p.m. and 6-1-06, 5:25 p.m.

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

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