Insight News

Oct 10th


Baring our soles

Baring our soles“Nobody knows my story and nobody’s walked in my shoes,” are the words that came to Verlene Green’s mind when a friend asked her to attend the Sister Stories Shoe Project a few weeks ago at the Minnesota African American History Museum. 

“I didn’t know what to expect,” said the 57-year-old Minneapolis Public Schools assistant principal. But Green was intrigued when her friend told her that they would be sharing their shoe stories.


Slap on wrist for fake drugs vendor called 'shameful'

Slap on wrist for fake drugs vendor called 'shameful'Oct. 1 (GIN) – Counterfeit drugs are a chronic problem in Africa's largely unsupervised market place. So-called anti-malaria drugs imported from India have been found with little or no ability to protect adults or children. So the recent release of a fake drug dealer with a mere slap on the wrist has infuriated some Ghanaians.

Sheriff’s Deputy Lieutenant June Johnson files EEOC complaint against Hennepin County

Sheriff’s Deputy Lieutenant June Johnson files EEOC complaint against Hennepin CountyA veteran law enforcement officer has filed civil rights violations charges at the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against her employer, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department and Hennepin County.


PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE: Karen BlanchardIf someone works in the healthcare industry, it is widely known that there is a risk of infection.

For the staff and patients of North Point Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., the "infection" that is going around is enthusiasm, and Patient Zero for this pathogen is registered dietitian, Karen Blanchard.

Neutralize Al-Shabab by supporting Somalia

Neutralize Al-Shabab by supporting SomaliaThis article originally published in Mshale African Community Newspaper.

Al-Shabab's assault on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, exemplifies the behavior of a cornered animal — it lashes out when threatened. The tragic paradox of last week's attack is that recent security gains against Al-Shabab in Somalia have caused the organization to pursue soft targets abroad.

Rep. Moran receives National Award for legislative service

Rep. Moran receives National Award for legislative serviceThis week, Rep. Rena Moran (DFL – St. Paul) was selected as a 2013 WiLL Pacesetter and honored at a national conference, "Women at the Tables of Power," sponsored by the Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) of Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), in Washington, DC.

Black consumer power still matters

Black consumer power still mattersIt's my pleasure to introduce you to Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-Consumer 2013 Report. This is Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association's third comprehensive, in-depth report on African-American consumers. I along with Cloves Campbell, chairman of the NNPA; Rev. Jacques DeGraff who is the co-chair of Nielsen's External African-American Advisory Council, officially released the report at a press conference during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 43rd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

April Estes: A thank-you letter to the community

April Estes: A thank-you letter to the communityOn behalf of the family of the late Richard C. Estes, thank you for all acts of kindness shown following his passing.

It's difficult to put all my thoughts into words, but I very much appreciate your kind words, deeds and gestures at a time when these things mean so much. I thank God for friends and community such as you!

Government shutdown harder on Black workers

Government shutdown harder on Black workersWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Obama reignites push for gun legislation

Obama reignites push for gun legislationWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of high-profile gun violence in the nation’s capital and Chicago, President Barack Obama told members of the Congressional Black Caucus and their dinner guests that he will renew his effort to persuade Congress to pass legislation toughening the nation’s gun laws.

Five stars for Minnesota Vikings Chef Geji McKinney-Banks

 Five stars for Minnesota Vikings Chef Geji McKinney-BanksShe is part of the NFL but does not tackle anyone, catch footballs or score touchdowns. 
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