Students, parents celebrate Public School Choice in St. Paul
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:00
Students, parents and teachers from across Minnesota will gather in St. Paul on Wednesday, January 28, to celebrate Minnesota's legacy as a national pioneer for public school choice, and to call on state leaders to protect, preserve, and strengthen education options for families — including public school open enrollment, concurrent enrollment in postsecondary programs and public charter schools.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 14:19
Book Review by Kam Williams
"Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda Blackmon Lowery refused to give up the fight for equal rights. She was the youngest marcher on the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. She vowed to make a difference—and she did."
Tobacco use does great damage in the African-American community.
Lung cancer is a major killer of African-Americans, only second to heart disease. Forty percent of all African-Americans live with a smoker, and 70 percent of African-Americans have family members and loved ones who smoke tobacco.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Help college-age children resolve to manage their finances
Thursday, 08 January 2015 16:18
(StatePoint) Unfortunately, one of the most expensive times in one's life, is when he or she tend to be the least financially savvy -- college. But good money management during those years is the best way to keep a college career on path. Parents and guardians can help their children become more financially savvy.
Jaylani Hussein named executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:15
Jaylani Hussein, Metropolitan State University community liaison officer, is resigning his position. In early January, Hussein becomes executive director of the regional chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Minnesota).
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.