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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...

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Sep. 17 | Outreach department works to reconcile cultural differences   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer First of a two-part story Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges since her election nearly a year ago has made racial equity a cornerstone of her administration....

What happened in Ferguson, MO is a bigger issue than race

What happened in Ferguson, MO is a bigger issue than race

Sep. 13 | For many Mike Brown’s death represents the value of young Black men in the U.S.   News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer The MSR sent writer Mel Reeves to Ferguson, Missouri to personally observe and report on the aftermath of unrest there...

Treating Black men means healing Black women

Treating Black men means healing Black women

Sep. 12 | Black Men Healing Conference focuses on sexual exploitation   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer There are a great many programs and projects to aid Black women and improve life for Black youth, aimed at empowering socially embattled sistahs to...

Entrepreneur’s story of refugee hardship results in success

Entrepreneur’s story of refugee hardship results in success

Sep. 11 | Immigrant uses family recipe to create Sadia’s Gourmet Sauce By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer Have you ever met someone, and before they even introduced themselves you knew there was something special about them? From the moment they walk into...

BLACK CAUCUS DISCUSSES STRATEGIES  FOR DFL ACCOUNTABILITY

BLACK CAUCUS DISCUSSES STRATEGIES FOR DFL ACCOUNTABILITY

Sep. 10 | Community members want more than talk — they’re ready for action   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   All DFL candidates should “represent” Black issues, says a member of the DFL African American Caucus, one of 14 recognized special-interest...