Recent content from Denise Johnson
Many bridges yet to cross, longtime civil rights leader Vernon Jordan tells Minneapolis audience.
Civil-rights leader and activist led the way on fair housing and equal employment.
Political insider Donna Brazile says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have urged finding areas of agreement.
Julian Castro recognizes how much cities can gain by closing achievement gaps.
Among those in the Minnesota delegation were local civil-rights activists Josie Johnson and Matt Little. Johnson, now 82, and Little, now 92, reflect on the march and today's realities.
Spending early can pay off later.
It's an unfortunate byproduct of our high-tech age: the internet provides new ways to harass and intimidate. The entire Minneapolis school system and several schools in St. Paul learned that the hard way on Wednesday when more than 60 buildings were locked down after shooting threats appeared on social networking websites.
The research is conclusive: A quality, effective teacher is the most important school-based way to help students learn. That's why the Bush Foundation wisely announced a $40 million grant over the next decade to transform teacher-preparation programs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Firmly in the "what was he thinking?'' column is the recent boneheaded action by a candidate for Republican National Committee chairman. Chip Saltsman of Tennessee is rightly under fire in cyberspace and on talk shows for mailing fellow party members a CD for Christmas with a song titled, "Barack the Magic Negro.'
Mo Chang, Executive director and principal of the Community School of Excellence charter school.
Firmly in the "what was he thinking?’’ column is the recent boneheaded action by a candidate for Republican National Committee chairman. Chip Saltsman of Tennessee…