Over 150 years ago, volunteers from Minnesota were looked upon as “can-do” leaders in resolving a political and cultural revolt resulting in a major victory for both black and white Americans. Today, Minnesota has another opportunity to show the country that same can-do leadership spirit can be a beacon of hope in a time of chaos, despair, and frustration.
George Floyd’s tragic death illuminated a jarring deficiency in police strategy, training, and monitoring. The tragedy served as the latest reminder in the need for policing reform. As a nation, we’ve seen too many instances of police misconduct leading to death. The series of tragedies affecting young black men has had a direct impact on me […]
I was featured on Tucker Carlson last night to discuss the recent turmoil in the Twin Cities. I emphasized the need to protect vulnerable families most at risk from the violence and destruction occurring after George Floyd’s tragic death.As the child of a single mother during the turmoil of the late 1960s and early 1970s in […]