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Jeff Johnson

Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn't true--but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.

Minnesota GOP Gov. Candidate Says Minimum Wage Earners Should Aspire To A Career

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson (R), the GOP nominee for governor of Minnesota, said Wednesday that increasing the minimum wage isn't necess...

Jeff Johnson Wins Republican Primary To Challenge Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Jeff Johnson has won the Republican nomination in Minnesota's gubernatorial primary, the Associated Press reports. The Hennepin County commissione...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Candidates Hold Debate At Private, Members-Only Club

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Five Republican candidates vying to challenge Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) debated Monday evening at a private, members-only club that had previousl...

Arne Duncan, Spike Lee Urge More Black Men To Become Teachers

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ATLANTA — Filmmaker Spike Lee joined Education Secretary Arne Duncan in issuing a call Monday for more black men to become teachers, making thei...

Obama Accountability Does Not Equal Hateration

Jeff Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Johnson

It is both troubling and dangerous when any community, specifically the African American community, stops feeling the need to hold their president accountable.

BET Celebrates Obama Victory With Special Programming

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anchoring a special report on Black Entertainment Television on Wednesday morning, Jeff Johnson introduced a reporter stationed in Atlanta, Jina Johns...

"The Truth With Jeff Johnson": BET Starts Weekly News Show

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — BET starts a weekly news program on Friday described as a cross between Keith Olbermann and Bill Maher with a black perspective. Cal...