McClaurin joins staff at Federal Executive Institute
Friday, 19 July 2013 16:06
Dr. Irma McClaurin, anthropologist, administrator, and writer, completed the four-week Leadership for a Democratic Society Executive Training Program at the Federal Executive Institute (FIE) in Charlottesville, Va., this past of June.
Friday, 19 July 2013 15:37
Scott Gray, MUL President/CEO
Last week a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. As a father of two black boys, a leader in this community, and a citizen in this nation, I am saddened and deeply concerned by the verdict in the case. For those of us who wanted to see Justice served, we feel betrayed and outraged. This verdict illustrates how the deep-rooted ugliness of bias can be masked in a system that rarely protects those who it was not designed to serve. When you consider the many advancements we have witnessed in our lifetime, it is disappointing that our country is not as far ahead as we would hope. These actions confirm our work is far from over and we must continue to persist every day to achieve equality for all.
Sanford residents worried about their city's future
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:09
James Harper Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier
SANFORD, FLA. – Now that George Zimmerman has been found not guilty and the news media are packing to leave Sanford, residents are concerned about the future of their city and the lives of other Black teens who may be walking their streets and are killed on their way home.
Department of Justice Petition: One million people
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 15:32
As of Tuesday morning, one million people have signed an NAACP petition asking the Department of Justice to pursue federal and civil rights charges against George Zimmerman after he was founded not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
$1.2 million dollar grant expands digital skills, access
Monday, 15 July 2013 11:16
For 13 years, the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps program, a project of the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), has provided technology instruction to underserved individuals with low technology skills across the Twin Cities.