Mayoral Candidate Jackie Cherryhomes is asking the Metropolitan Council to reexamine the route for the Southwest Light Rail transit (SWLRT).
"The current SWLRT alignment has numerous unresolved issues, including cost and neighborhood impacts, and is a plan that does not meet the standards and values we share in Minneapolis," said Cherryhomes.
Jobs still a key issue 50 years after historic D.C. march
Thursday, 01 August 2013 14:40
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
PHILADELPHIA (NNPA) – One of the primary goals of the 1963 March on Washington was finding or creating jobs for Blacks. At a panel discussion during the annual convention of the National Urban League, jobs was mentioned more frequently than any other topic as leaders discussed the famous march 50 years ago and an upcoming one planned for Saturday, Aug. 24.
Civil rights leaders meet with President Obama on voting rights
Thursday, 01 August 2013 14:36
Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Voting Rights Act is down, but not out and civil rights leaders joined President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. at the White House Monday to discuss renewed efforts in the fight against voter discrimination.
Frogtown's Youth Farm raises leaders along with Tuscan kale
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 13:06
Stephanie Fox, Global Groceries
Abdi Dahir, a staff member with Youth Farm in Frogtown, looks to be about 16 and speaks about the organization with the confidence of a 29-year-old. It's his second year with the project. "We have three sites in Frogtown," he said. "We're the newest, two years old, but Youth Farm is in five other neighborhoods. Today we built a new compost and we watered the plants." It's almost noon and it's nearly 90 degrees. I ask him his age. "I'm 13," he said.