The election of President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood’s success in securing political power in the Arab Spring has brought a new brand of Muslim leader to the public arena — men with beards.
So often we find ourselves involved in activities without fully understanding why, as occasionally is the case during our annual observance of Black History Month. This celebration is our most meaningful opportunity to promote cultural awareness, provide direction for our young and take pride in our collective historical accomplishments.
Pillsbury United Communities moves headquarters to West Broadway
Friday, 08 February 2013 10:50
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Coalition
Pillsbury United Communities has been creating choice, change and connection in Minneapolis since 1879, when Pillsbury House was founded to help support the community in a holistic manner. Like the settlement house movement that Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) grew out of, the organization's mission "recognizes the complex causes and effects of social and economic inequalities and works to effect positive change by connecting individuals and building meaningful relationships."
President Obama examines North Minneapolis violence reduction as model for national gun violence legislation
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 16:53
Special to NNPA from McFarlane Media, By Harry Colbert, Jr., Contributing Editor, and Al McFarlane, Editor-in-Chief, Insight News
Minneapolis – During the 1990s Minneapolis earned the dubious moniker, Murderapolis for its high number of shootings and murders, but the city is now being hailed as a national model in reducing crime.
Keynote speaker James R. Talton warns against irrelevancy: Tuskegee University honors George Washington Carver
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:46
TUSKEGEE, Ala. — The Tuskegee University community honored the life and legacy of its most renowned professor, George Washington Carver. After a procession of faculty and staff in academic regalia, the 14th Annual George Washington Carver Convocation was held today in the University Chapel.
Businessman wrecks Lamborghini, city park, faces insurance fraud charge
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:43
A real-life Ferris Bueller was charged Friday with insurance fraud and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for taking a high-priced sports car belonging to a customer and crashing it in the early morning.
Twin Cities janitors, security officers begin preparations for a strike
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:39
After months of dealing with bad bargaining by employers, Twin Cities janitors and security officers have set a date for a strike vote. Today members of SEIU Local 26 began circulating strike petitions for a vote scheduled for February 9.