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Posts tagged with "Velma Korbel"

A reappointment that is a mistake

A reappointment that is a mistake

Feb. 19 | Velma Korbel to again head Dept. of Civil Rights   Velma Korbel’s reappointment by newly elected Mayor Betsy Hodges to continue as Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) director is a huge mistake that nonetheless exposes the city culture...

Chief Harteau announces dialogue — A public dialogue? Really?

Chief Harteau announces dialogue — A public dialogue? Really?

Aug. 14 |     The last time we were with you, we were talking about the racism travel brochure of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), including stops in Minneapolis, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Apple Valley, Minnesota. Let’s hope for the future...

Justice for David Cornelius Smith — David C. Smith In spite of obstruction of justice from the  Mpls. Civil Rights Dept.

Justice for David Cornelius Smith — David C. Smith In spite of obstruction of justice from the Mpls. Civil Rights Dept.

Jun. 5 |     On Friday, May 24, 2013, Minneapolis City Council awarded $3.75 million to the family of David C. Smith, a 28 year-old African American. The case was handled by the Bennett Law Firm. All tax payers’ money. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis...

Jobs disparities contradict our self-image as  a civilized nation

Jobs disparities contradict our self-image as a civilized nation

Apr. 17 |     Fifty years ago there was a march for jobs and freedom. Is it time for another?       This year will mark 50 years since that historic march on Washington. I find it ironic that 50 years later there is still the need for another...

Mpls civil rights director to ‘ride herd’ on hiring goals

Mpls civil rights director to ‘ride herd’ on hiring goals

Apr. 10 |     But reporting specifically on hiring of Blacks still won’t happen     By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   Minneapolis Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel pledged recently that her department will have a “distinct presence”...

City confirms ballpark ‘minority’  hiring goals met

City confirms ballpark ‘minority’ hiring goals met

Apr. 10 |       But participation by Black workers remains unverified    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   This story was originally printed in the June 10, 2010 edition of the MSR regarding the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department’s...

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...

The legacy of Marvin “Corky” Taylor — Rest in peace, Black Warrior, one of  the Honest Five who refused to lie

The legacy of Marvin “Corky” Taylor — Rest in peace, Black Warrior, one of the Honest Five who refused to lie

Feb. 27 |   Marvin “Corky” Taylor was recognized by NERA (National Economic Research Associates) for his contributions to the completion of NERA’s October 21, 2010 report to the City of Minneapolis on the City’s purposeful failure to meet its diversity,...

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...

School district provides ‘Kindergarten Report’ on HQ construction

School district provides ‘Kindergarten Report’ on HQ construction

Oct. 3 |   Will Vikings stadium reporting be the next fairy tale?   At the Minneapolis School District (MSD) sub-committee meeting of September 24, a final report was presented — “Minority, Women and Diversity Business Participation Oversight...