More than $28 million in grants awarded to 42 states to cover fees charged to low-income students for taking AP tests
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:39
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement (AP) tests.
The "Peoples Stadium" should have the Best Value for the People"
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:45
Football season is upon us and this is by far my favorite time of the year. As the lights glare, teams line up, and the competition begins in Minnesota we will not just be cheering on the team but thinking of the future of football in our town. Later this year, behind the current Metrodome, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stadium to hold our Minnesota Vikings.
As a highlight of the Minneapolis Urban League's 24th annual Family Day celebration, hometown hero, Robert Lavelle Huggar, better known as R.L., former lead singer of R&B group Next returns home to perform.
Another march, another dream: 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. made history
Monday, 26 August 2013 13:22
It was a time of terror and trouble. In the years before and after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, there were repeated and widespread acts of violence. In Birmingham, Alabama, earlier that summer, four young black girls died in a church bombing. Near Philadelphia, Mississippi, less than a year later, three Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were murdered and buried in an earthen dam.
Romanian snaps up deals for West African resources
Monday, 26 August 2013 13:10
(GIN) – Flying just under the radar, a Romanian national has been signing lucrative deals for manganese, oil, gas and other high value minerals, leading flattering news reports to dub him "the Emperor of West Africa."