New report shows wide racial disparities in Twin Cities transit times
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 14:39
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, TakeAction Minnesota, ISAIAH, and the Center for Popular Democracy released a new report showing the impact of enormous racial disparities in commute times between transit riders of color and white drivers in the Twin Cities. The report shows that transit riders of color in the Twin Cities lose the equivalent of about four work weeks commuting annually compared to white drivers.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 14:35
Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to police brutality in urban and predominately Black communities across the nation.
Star Tribune still wrong about Minneapolis Urban League
Friday, 22 May 2015 09:28
Steven L. Belton
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but the Star Tribune’s relentless unsubstantiated attacks on the credibility of the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL), an 89 year old civil rights organization, has me wondering if they have declared open season on legacy institutions.
Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:55
Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As education, jobs, and the national and global economy go digital, people without broadband (high-speed Internet) access risk being left behind. This disparity in who's online and who isn't is often called the digital divide – and Blacks and Latinos are more likely to be in the latter group.
Master nail technician Ryan Morgan last month took the scenic route, scanning the horizon over Hollister, CA. in his first ever skydive. Morgan said he and friends found a super coupon offer for Hollister Skydiving, and decided to go for it. "You have to sign your life away, promise that you won't sue and that your relatives won't sue. And they tell you "accidents do happen..."
Robyne Robinson to emcee Fundraiser for the MN Malcolm X Conference
Monday, 18 May 2015 15:43
Friday May 22, Robyne Robinson former KMSP anchor and local personality will emcee and host A Fundraiser: "A night of poetry, song, inspiration and dessert." The Fundraiser is being held to raise money for the upcoming 2nd annual MN Malcolm X Conference (June 13). The fundraiser will be held Friday May 22 from 6 to 8pm at the SEIU local 26 office 706 North 1st "Street Mpls, in the North Loop.
Despite deep concern over cost-sharing increases, TakeAction Minnesota thanks Governor Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Bakk, Senator Lourey for tenacious leadership in successful protection of legacy MinnesotaCare Program
Monday, 18 May 2015 15:33
TakeAction Minnesota released the following statement thanking Dayton, Bakk and Lourey for their leadership in ensuring MinnesotaCare will remain intact and not be repealed despite an intensive effort to abolish the program by House Republicans:
URBAN VIEWS The letter below was written by Anthony Morley and submitted to the Star Tribune on May 10. Mr. Morley is a former Star Tribune editorial writer. He makes the case that the paper should support the revival of the Minnesota News Council and ‘seize the opportunity’ to engage with other media outlets and the public on questions of unfair coverage, particularly in light of complaints from well-known voices in the African American community. The Star Tribune declined to print Mr. Morley’s letter.