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President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

Mar. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Reportedly Barack Obama’s approval rating in Minnesota is at its lowest since he became president over five years ago. But based on the loud, enthusiastic reception he received last week during a stop in St....

President Obama visits St. Paul

President Obama visits St. Paul

Feb. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer President Barack Obama, in St. Paul on Wednesday, reiterated his vow he made earlier in his State of the Union address in January that he will take action when needed if Congress won’t. President...

Significant economic surge for the Black community by Sports Authority?

Significant economic surge for the Black community by Sports Authority?

Feb. 12 | Or manipulation of numbers to conceal few Black workers?   A week ago, at the meeting of the Stadium Equity Committee, created by the stadium authorizing legislation, Alex Tittle, director of equity for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA)...

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

Feb. 6 |     Vikings People’s-no-new-taxes stadium is unraveling for the African American community. “It’s ours” ballyhoo regarding Minnesota has become “it’s mine” for NFL, the Wizard of Oz behind the Vikings’ curtain. • 32 percent...

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Jan. 23 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When Sarah Walker first lobbied the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of former offenders, she didn’t see it going over very well. “The first time I organized this, I was concerned that this would...

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to  legislature

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to legislature

Jan. 23 | It is an unintended but very real sad irony of history that on the birth date of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, the Vikings, the NFL, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) sent its first annual report to the state legislature...

Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

Stadium equity plan not yet a reality

Jan. 16 |   Is a 32 percent people-of-color workforce goal overly optimistic?   News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The plans are in full swing for the new $975 million Vikings stadium. And yet again many in the Black community hold...

MN’s sales tax highest of  five-state Upper Midwest

MN’s sales tax highest of five-state Upper Midwest

Jan. 2 |   Revenue commissioner talks tax reform with Twin Cities’ business owners of color   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   On December 21, Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans held the second of two minority business tax forums at African...

Lindsay defends higher hiring goals

Lindsay defends higher hiring goals

Jun. 20 |     By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   There is nothing new about complaints from construction contractors and subcontractors that they are unable to find enough qualified, skilled Black workers to meet the hiring expectations that...

Board chair: Council on Black Minnesotans ‘under the gun’

Board chair: Council on Black Minnesotans ‘under the gun’

Mar. 28 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new executive director for Minnesota’s Council on Black Minnesotans (CBM) will be in place by June, predicts CBM Board Chairman Donavan Bailey. A Rochester resident, Bailey sat down last week...