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Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Sep. 29 | Park board retiree says his former coworkers are running scared   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A former Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) employee earlier this year emailed all nine park board commissioners, expressing concern...

MN Human Rights Commission updates community on new legislation

MN Human Rights Commission updates community on new legislation

Sep. 28 | C.h.a.t. series used to inform  attendees of State’s efforts toward equity By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer  On September 10, at the second C.h.a.t. in a series (Community Health Talk Series) Kevin Lindsey, the Commissioner of MN Department...

MPD chief a no-show at community forum on police violence

MPD chief a no-show at community forum on police violence

Sep. 27 | Harteau’s absence attributed to ‘public safety’ threats   By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer This past Thursday night, citizens from across the city gathered at the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis to take part in a “listening...

Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

Sep. 24 | National conversation highlights Black victimizers, yet overlooks victims   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Domestic violence or child abuse isn’t just being done by Black NFL players — it’s a society problem that needs addressing, said the...

Michael Dunn Retrial Begins: Florida Man Killed Teen in Music Dispute

Michael Dunn Retrial Begins: Florida Man Killed Teen in Music Dispute

Sep. 22 | Lauren Raab, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES   (The L.A. Times)—The retrial of Michael Dunn, a Florida man who shot an unarmed teenager to death after asking him and his friends to turn down their music, began Monday with jury selection. In February,...

Report Card on Black America

Report Card on Black America

Sep. 22 | By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Some might think the annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage the U.S. Census Bureau released last week had a distinctly repetitive tone to it. Albeit with a few exceptions, the words “not statistically...

Ceremonial signing for Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee

Ceremonial signing for Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee

Sep. 20 |                 A ceremony commemorating the lives of Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee was held at the Minneapolis Urban League in North Minneapolis Sept. 13. Judy Schreiner and Roger Clark were among the attendees...

Corporate tax inversions: unpatriotic?

Corporate tax inversions: unpatriotic?

Sep. 19 | Some argue taxpayer-funded benefits  without investment   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer Walgreens, Burger King and Medtronic all have made headlines recently — the kind of headlines that created public relations nightmares for the companies....

Minnesota African Taskforce Against Ebola created

Minnesota African Taskforce Against Ebola created

Sep. 19 | Two hundred medical volunteers being recruited for West Africa   By Issa A. Mansaray Contributing Writer As the number of Ebola cases in West Africa continue to increase to more than 2,000 according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Minnesota...

St. Paul street art project shares food with community

St. Paul street art project shares food with community

Sep. 17 | Local artist creates platform for educating on  healthy eating   By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Two thousand attendees gathered for CREATE: The Community Meal on Sunday, September 14.Photos by Raymond Jackson On Sunday, September...