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MN Black lawyers support future law students

MN Black lawyers support future law students

Nov. 8 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer On November 8, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Annual Scholarship Gala will celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The Gala’s theme will be “Honoring the...

Diversity hiring on the rise where new State goals apply

Diversity hiring on the rise where new State goals apply

Nov. 6 | ‘People’s Stadium’ reports ‘better than anticipated’ progress    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Second of a three-part story   Both the Minneapolis Civil Rights and St. Paul Human Rights Departments agreed in 2006 to accept...

Cynicism, Anger, Optimism in Play on Election Day

Cynicism, Anger, Optimism in Play on Election Day

Nov. 5 | NANCY BENAC, Associated Press Writer There is hope mixed with cynicism and anger vying with optimism as Americans cast ballots across the country. Seventy-one-year-old Jim Brinley gave voice to the discontent of many Americans from a polling place...

Thousands march against racism

Thousands march against racism

Nov. 5 |                             The November 4 march to change the Washington NFL team’s name included activist Henry Boucha (far left with feather), Spike Moss (center, at microphone)...

Latino vote matters in 2014

Latino vote matters in 2014

Nov. 2 | By Megan Strom Contributing Writer   On Tuesday, November 4, midterm elections will take place in the United States. Midterm elections, as their name suggests, occur in the middle of the presidential term; that is, two years after the current...

Northsiders march against police brutality

Northsiders march against police brutality

Oct. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The third and final police-community forum is scheduled for Thursday, October 30 at Brian Coyle Community Center. But some Northside residents say that City officials are doing more listening but still taking too little...

Black and American Indian activists unite against racism

Black and American Indian activists unite against racism

Oct. 29 | Dick Gregory pays a visit to promote Sunday’s march   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   It is expected that an estimated 5,000 persons, including longtime activist Dick Gregory, will march on the University of Minnesota campus stadium this...

Booming construction leaves state’s Blacks behind

Booming construction leaves state’s Blacks behind

Oct. 29 | Jobs are falling short of meeting equity goals   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer Despite established equity goals now in place for publicly funded construction projects in Minnesota, many argue that barriers still exist for Black-owned businesses...

Local faith community escorts souls to the polls

Local faith community escorts souls to the polls

Oct. 29 | Voting polls open on Sunday, Nov. 2 in Minneapolis   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis residents now can vote this Sunday at City Hall and other precincts before the November 4 general election. ISAIAH and Neighborhood Organizing...

CLEVELAND CALL & POST ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/EDITOR DIES

CLEVELAND CALL & POST ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/EDITOR DIES

Oct. 29 | By  Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio’s Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political...