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.
Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – was it race?
Friday, 29 August 2014 09:59
Aug. 25 (GIN) – Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:44
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
FIRST OF TWO ARTICLES
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The recent conference of African leaders convened by President Obama in the nation's capital demonstrated that the U.S. is finally recognizing what China, the European Union, India and the rest of the world have known and acknowledged for years: The future of humanity is increasingly African.
PROFILE IN EXCELLENCE: Kimberly Smith-Moore: Restoring home equity
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:39
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Some monthly mortgage payments are less than what some pay in rent.
But with that being said, for many the dream of owning a home is still just that ... a dream. One major hurdle to home ownership, even for a person with a qualifying credit score, is coming up with the money for a down payment on a home.