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Metropolitan Council may fall short on opportunity for racial equity

Metropolitan Council may fall short on opportunity for racial equity

Aug. 11 |   The Met Council and the City of Minneapolis announced early last month that they have reached a deal on the Southwest Light Rail project. With continued promises by the Metropolitan Council to address persistent racial and economic disparities...

Transit riders bring concerns to Met Council

Transit riders bring concerns to Met Council

May. 23 | Routes, fares, shelters among issues raised in community engagement session     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Transit equity means more than additional bus stops or faster trains. Local residents are saying it also means an equitable...

Buses, trains, bridges, highways: ‘It’s all about connecting people’

Buses, trains, bridges, highways: ‘It’s all about connecting people’

Dec. 20 | But are low-income people and people of color connecting with planners?   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) throughout the month of December have held town hall meetings...

Sisters unite to save youth’s life — Rare disease strikes physically active teens

Sisters unite to save youth’s life — Rare disease strikes physically active teens

Apr. 3 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer We know the expression “heart and soul.” You can even look up definitions, one of which reads, “the entirety of one’s energies or affections.” In that spirit, Minneapolis sisters Christina...

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

Mar. 13 |   Who will monitor and enforce Black participation on the so-called ‘People’s Stadium’ project?     My concern is for the ending of the discrimination patterns and practices that prevent access for Black men and women to the opportunities...

Met Council’s commits to fairness for all

Met Council’s commits to fairness for all

Feb. 6 | Diversity director Kirkpatrick ‘really proud’ of accomplishments   By Dwight Hobbes  Contributing Writer     The Metropolitan Council has been responsible to serve, in the region, Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Washington, Carver, Scott...

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...

The Vikings Stadium: a historic  reckoning point in its history  regarding the equity plan

The Vikings Stadium: a historic reckoning point in its history regarding the equity plan

Jan. 2 |  Vikings Stadium legislation called for an equity plan outlining Black participation in construction contracts and workers. Its absence is the story of continued injustice, discrimination, and official sneering at the idea of Black participation. This...

Still waiting for the Equity Plan for the new Vikings’ and Minnesota’s People’s Stadium

Still waiting for the Equity Plan for the new Vikings’ and Minnesota’s People’s Stadium

Dec. 5 |   Where is the long awaited/anticipated Equity Plan for the People’s Vikings Stadium, a plan to guarantee inclusiveness (all of “we the people”) in the development, construction and operation of the stadium? Inclusive means diversity (more...
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