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statement thanking Dayton, Bakk and Lourey for their leadership in ensuring MinnesotaCare will remain intact and not be repealed despite an intensive effort to abolish the program by House Republicans: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.
10-year-old pepper-sprayed by police during downtown protest
Thursday, 14 May 2015 14:49
Harry Colbert, Jr.
A 10-year old boy was among protestors subjected to spraying of a harsh chemical irritant by a Minneapolis Police Department officer Wednesday night. About 100 people took to the streets in downtown Minneapolis, marching in support of Tony Robinson, killed in March by a Madison, WI police officer. The street protest was to show solidarity for protesters in Madison, WI who are angry that a police officer would be charged for the killing of a 19-year-old man.
25 motivational quotes that will inspire you to make a difference
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 15:20
What is in your hands to make a difference in the world? This is a question for each of us to ponder throughout our life's journey. Could you be the one who plants the seeds for the promotion of environmental sustainability (like Wangari Maathai, Green Belt Movement), fair sentencing (like Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative), or children's rights (like Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund)? Each of us have a unique set of gifts and talents which can be employed to lead social change. Therefore, our daily challenge is to be a wise steward over our gifts.
Video of police beating Black soldier sparks protests by Israel's Ethiopian Jews
Monday, 11 May 2015 15:33
May 4 (GIN) – A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash Sunday between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv.
The mission of the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) is to link African descendants and other people of color to opportunities that result in economic success and prosperity, and to advocate for policies that eradicate racial disparities.
Monday, 11 May 2015 15:23
Mark Peterson, TC Daily Planet
A great deal of the credit for this new business goes to the non-profit Appetite for Change, whose co-founder and director Michelle Horovitz spoke of the need for an enterprise which uses food as an agent for health and social change. Emcee A. J. Briscoe introduced a roster of guests, including Mayor Betsy Hodges and husband Gary Cunningham, director of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (META), who welcomed the new restaurant as a real addition to the North Side and also as a family affair; executive chef Lachelle Cunningham is Gary's daughter.