Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:12
George E. Curry via George Curry Media
It's time to give Minister Louis Farrakhan credit. When he issues a call for people to join him in the nation's capital, Blacks show up. At least a million showed up for the Million Man March 20 years ago and at least two-thirds as many showed up for Saturday's Justice or Else assembly on the National Mall.
Several companies are working to launch massive satellite constellations into space to provide super-fast Internet virtually anywhere on Earth. Two of the leading firms advancing this plan, OneWeb of Great Britain and U.S.-based SpaceX, share the same goal — to bring broadband Internet to billions of people who lack access. But it remains unknown whether the new era of space-based connectivity will be spurred by healthy competition or regulatory turf wars over satellite spectrum.
Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:55
Address confidentiality program designed to protect Minnesotans who fear for their safety
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Minnesota.
To mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Secretary of State Steve Simon is reminding Minnesotans who fear for their safety, including victims of domestic violence, about the Secretary's Safe at Home address confidentiality program.
A dozen or so community guests gathered at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center in Minneapolis for a luncheon with baseball legend, musician and author, James "Mudcat" Grant.
The intimate gathering was hosted by the Minnesota Twins and was attended by special guests including Elder Atum Azzahir, executive director and founder of Cultural Wellness Center; recipient of the 2015 Minnesota Twins Roberto Clemente Legacy Award.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 14:08
Steven L. Belton, Interim President, Minneapolis Urban League and Jeffrey A. Hassan, Executive Director, African American Leadership Forum and Gary Cunningham, CEO & President, Metropolitan Economic Development Association
Paraphrasing the commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission, "Minnesota, we have a problem,"—an embarrassing, shameful blot on our carefully crafted and maintained image of forward thinking government, progressive corporate leadership, generous philanthropic partnerships and active civic engagement on matters of equity, fairness and quality of life. The problem is the existence of an African American shadow state within the State of Minnesota, an alternative reality where black citizens live below the poverty line at a rate three times greater than that of white citizens.
Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:45
Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) -- In a speech at the 2015 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference here last week, Vice President Joe Biden praised the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities and announced an additional $10 billion in HBCU funding.
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:41
Clark Biegler, Minnesota Budget Project
While productivity has risen in the United States, wages continue to lag. Six years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession, too many Minnesotans lack the quality jobs that would allow them to support themselves and their families. This brief digs deeper into data on wage growth, income inequality and Minnesota's deep racial disparities in the labor market. The brief also describes policy choices that would ensure that hard work pays off and builds a strong economic future for all.