99th Anniversary

On this day in 1921, the Tulsa Race Massacre began. In the middle of the night, the Tulsa police formally requested that the National Guard assist them in quelling what they called a “Negro uprising.” As they awaited the National Guard, they let Greenwood burn. Thirty-five blocks of Greenwood were razed that night. 1,256 homes and 191 businesses were destroyed. 10,000 black people were left...

Amy Klobuchar Let George Floyd’s Killer Off The Hook in 2006

Mint Press has the bombshell. Most of America, as we “opened up” over the Memorial Day weekend, was shocked and horrified at the image and video of a Minneapolis policeman, Derek Chauvin, keeping his knee on the neck of George Floyd for eight minutes while Floyd - in a heartbreaking callback to Eric Garner - repeatedly gasped out “I can’t breathe.” Floyd eventually passed out and later...

You Are What You Think (And Read)

On this particularly bleak morning-after, if you want your blood to boil, you can read Darren Wilson explain why he killed Michael Brown. Or you could simply skip it. You already know what it says. You’ve heard every word before, in other situations that are all too similar.Instead, it isn’t just recommended, it’s necessary for us - especially if you are white - to go back to...