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.
Young Blacks have not lost appreciation for Black History
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:30
Maya Rhodan, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although born long after the 1963 March on Washington and passage of landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many Black youth are excited about celebrating Black History Month in February.
“Did you run here?” a surprised Minneapolis ski coach asked Joe Clifton as he trotted up to the Wirth Chalet for at 4pm for his afternoon ski practice. Joe was in a t-shirt and had just run from school to practice as a warm up before snapping into his skis. His younger brother Andrew, a freshman on the team, was close at his heels, and a few of his teammates arrived moments later via the city bus.