Policy Forum

Empowerment zone should build Black Business
Policy Forum

Empowerment zone should build Black Business

According to Jonathan Palmer, Executive Director of Minneapolis’ Empowerment Zone, the Empowerment Zone consists of federally designated areas for which funds have been provided to improve the lives of the residents and businesses that serve them within those neighborhoods. "We have three sections of the Empowerment Zone. There is a Southside section, which runs along Lake Street, there is a Northside section, which runs along West Broadway and then, there is an Eastside, which runs along Central Avenue.

Ambassador to U.S. Khidir Haroun Ahmed: Sudan reports intentionally filled with half-truths and distortions
Policy Forum

Ambassador to U.S. Khidir Haroun Ahmed: Sudan reports intentionally filled with half-truths and distortions

Thank you very much for the recent opportunity to speak before your Community Forum and to your radio audience in the Twin Cities Area.

I was glad to speak directly with the audience to emphasize that the majority of the news you’ve been hearing about my country is intentionally filled with half-truths and distortions and seek their active participation in determining why this is so?

Culture is the finest of feelings, thoughts, tastes …
Policy Forum

Culture is the finest of feelings, thoughts, tastes …

The Conversations With Al McFarlane broadcast last week was hosted at the Brian Coyle Community Center in South Minneapolis. The Center sits in the heart of Riverside Plaza (otherwise known as Riverside Towers), which is a residential community that is mostly Somali. Continuing its “On the Road Around the Twin Cities Tour, the Public Policy Forum focused on increasing and improving relationships between African Americans and African immigrants, and other communities of color and struggle with an encouraging message of unity.

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