Voting rights on the line — and people lining up to defend them
Thursday, 17 July 2014 16:08
Christina Cerruti, TC Daily Planet
Fifty years after the Freedom Summer work to defend Voting Rights, and 49 years after the passage fo the Voting Rights Act, threats to voting are emerging across the country. An interfaith group, including veterans of the 1960s civil rights struggle, convened June 22 at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in North Minneapolis. They commemorated the Freedom Summer anniversary of the deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner and issued a call to action to the U.S. Congress to reinstate key provisions of the Voting Rights Act.
Business associations plan to boost spending among Blacks
Thursday, 17 July 2014 16:05
Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black hands.
TakeAction Minnesota hosted a community conversation on July 12 with the Minneapolis Urban League called Locked Up, Locked Out to give a personal voice to the everyday challenges faced by individuals with a past criminal record.
Fires of the 60's vs. the deity of daddy part VI: Black Panther worldview
Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:20
The "fires" had lapped away at the core of my innocence, and it was beginning to show in my expression, sudden isolation and anger, and the militant clothing I wore. Yet, he still called me "angel" or "sweetie pie."
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 14:45
Jazelle Hunt, Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.
Monday, 07 July 2014 14:52
Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet
Since beginning graduate school, blogger Erica Mauter has gotten more involved in the political process by volunteering for different campaigns, but now she's ready to take her civic engagement to the next level by becoming an election judge. We talked to Mauter about her reasons for making the decision, and what she expects.
Gary Schiff named President of the Council on Crime and Justice
Monday, 07 July 2014 14:49
Gary Schiff has been named as the President of the Council on Crime and Justice. As President, he will lead the staff and operations of the 57 year-old research, advocacy, and service organization based in downtown Minneapolis.