The cooperative response to living on the edge, and frontier
Thursday, 11 September 2014 14:07
Lee Egerstrom, Minnesota 2020, Economic Development Fellow
Cooperative business leaders and community development activists will study the almost invisible but 230-year history of African American experiences with co-ops, including credit unions and mutual insurances, at a series of major events this month in the Twin Cities.
Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities
Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:58
Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct.
The Goal: Equality & Justice for All: Spike Moss reflects on history and recent events
Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:52
Ryan T. Scott, Contributing Writer
"They stood up for us," said Spike Moss, NAACP Community Action Chair, referring to generations of African-Americans in the pursuit of increased civil rights and freedom from oppression in America. "But Ferguson may be the turning point," Moss continued, referring to the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo.
Republicans seek increase engagement in communities of color
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:23
Leaders of the state's ethnic press today met with Chris Fields, vice chair of the Minnesota Republican Party to talk about diversity and outreach to communities of color in the upcoming elections and beyond. The meeting was held at the Marcus Garvey House in North Minneapolis, headquarters for Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium.
Franken campaign connects with ethnic media around communities of color civic engagement
Thursday, 04 September 2014 15:12
Senator Al Franken's re-election campaign managers, Alana Petersen and Abou Amara, and Corey Day, Executive Director of the Minnesota DFL Party today met with owners of Minnesota ethnic media to talk about diversity and outreach to communities of color in the upcoming elections and beyond.
"Despicable" Congressman Martin Sabo called the Southwest LRT plan sold to the public as equity for the North Side. Industrial west Minneapolis is the closest the proposed route would come to the North Side with connector buses and heated bus shelters not included in LRT funding but offered as a possible side agreement.
MNsure Wednesday announced the 28 recipients of MNsure's outreach and enrollment grants. Grantees include respected community organizations from across Minnesota. Goals for the grant program include assisting populations with barriers to coverage, building regional navigator resource and referral networks and educating uninsured Minnesotans about the importance of health insurance and how they can enroll through MNsure.