St. Paul cops allegedly taser and arrest black male for sitting in public space
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:29
Kristoffer Tigue, TC Daily Planet
A video showing the arrest of a black St. Paul man for allegedly sitting in a public space and refusing to give up his name surfaced yesterday, Aug. 26 — only weeks after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri re-sparked the national debate on race and police profiling.
National organizations promote reform to end police abuse
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:42
On the heels of Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson, Mo., national civil and human rights organizations and leaders release a unified statement of action to promote reform and stop police abuse. The statement was issued on behalf of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Advancement Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Hip Hop Caucus, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NAACP-Legal Defense Fund, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), National Bar Association, National Urban League, and Rainbow Push Coalition.
Glidden, Reich, Bender join bus riders' calls for transit equity guarantees in Southwest Light Rail
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 14:57
Council Members Elizabeth Glidden, Kevin Reich, and Lisa Bender joined forty transit riders on the steps of Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday, August 19 to call for strong equity commitments in the Southwest Light Rail agreement in advance of a municipal consent vote on August 27.
Justspeak: A Black mother weeps for America--STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS!
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 15:19
Irma McClaurin, PhD, Culture and Education Editor
No Domestic Tranquility for our Black sons They are not insurgents. They are not enemy combatants. They are not hostile enemy forces. They are not terrorists. They are our Black sons. And I beg you America to stop killing them in their own backyards, in the streets outside of nightclubs, on the phone talking to their girlfriend, and a few blocks from convenience stores from which they may or may not have stolen cigars. They do not deserve to die for such trivial incidents. Stop it. Stop killing our Black sons.
As part of the National Health Center Week, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., hosted a Hennepin County Health Innovation Highlights event to discuss the improvements being made in public health care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters to travel to hometown of St. Louis for funeral of Michael Brown
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:13
Los Angeles, CA– On Monday, Aug. 25, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will travel to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to attend the funeral of Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Behind Ferguson's unrest: Failed federal policy and the Black-White housing gap
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:01
Andre F. Shashaty, Special to the NNPA from New America Media
On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level, it reflected the increasing poverty and economic decline that affects ethnic communities all over America.