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Solution Paper #46, posted November 22, 2011,


September 21, 2011 Column #38: United States Commission on Civil Rights Was in Town. To examine racial disparity in unemployment in the Twin Cities

January 05, 2011 Column #1: January 05, 2011 Column #1: Minneapolis proposes ordinance amendment redefining ‘small’ minority businesses For SUBP Ordinance (Small and Under Utilized Business Program). It’s not in the public interest, especially not that of African Americans.

November 24, 2010 Column #47: Disparity Study reveals City failed to monitor hiring, contracting jobs and income. Result for Blacks: shameful loss of jobs and income

November 17, 2010 Column #46: Disparity study finally released. It took 15 years to tell us what we already knew

August 11, 2010 Column #32: Disparities study long overdue in Minneapolis. Documents reveal City’s dereliction of duty

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.

November 4, 2009 Column #43: The stadiums are done. Where is the Inclusion Compliance Report?

September 30, 2009 Column #38: Lost: one disparity study. Found: an approach to keep the racism and discrimination ongoing

June 4, 2008 Column #20: Stadiums go up while compliance system breaks down


June 01, 2011 Column #22: Disaster accelerates gentrification of North Minneapolis Reconstruction proceeds without Black workers

March 09, 2011 Column #10: “The Plan” revealed: no more jobs for Black Minnesotans in 2011 and beyond.

December 29, 2010 Column #52: Governor-elect Mark Dayton. Champion of Change for All. [with more on diversity statutes]

June 16, 2010 Column #24: MN Attorney General was supposed to monitor Twins stadium hiring

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

February 18, 2009 Column #7: Where's the plan to ensure Blacks benefit from economic stimulus? Now's the time to ask your representatives.

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

July 13, 2005 Column #14: Where is The Plan for Black’s share of jobs, development?

April 20, 2005 Column #8: Black share of $5 billion construction: Zero. What can be done to reverse “Blacks need not apply” for the coming great construction boom?

Posted originally November 22, 2011, 4:22 a.m.
Later columns added as they are published, by date.

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Ron Edwards hosts "Black Focus" on Channel 17, MTN-TV, Sundays, 5-6 pm, and co-hosts Blog Talk Radio’s “ON POINT!" Saturdays at 5 pm, providing coverage about Black Minnesota. Order his books at Hear his readings and read his columns, his solution papers and his "Tracking the Gaps" web log. Formerly head of key civil rights organizations, including the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and the Urban League, he continues his "watchdog" role for Minneapolis, and his work to contribute to the planning to help mold a consensus for the future of Black and White Americans together of Minneapolis.

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