Insight News

Jan 26th


New green jobs could move many from poverty to prosperity

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act signed into law by President Obama last month was designed to fuel our nation’s economy by getting people back to work.  In Minnesota, we need the help.  Last year, 55,000 Minnesotans lost their jobs.  Since the beginning of this year, another 30,000 have lost their jobs.

We must also focus on ways to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS

The growing global economic crisis has exacerbated the HIV/AIDS epidemic across the globe, in Minnesota and in our communities. That’s why in seeking solutions to our economic crisis, we must also focus on ways to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. In the State Legislature, there are several ways we can help win this fight in Minnesota.

New White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Does it silence or support the Black church?

(NNPA) - The February 5 announcement by President Barack Obama of the White House Office of Faith Based Initiative and Neighborhood Partnerships offers potential hope for real change, especially for the Black Church.

Economic Ignorance 101

In the discussions about what to do to fix up the economic mess left by George Bush, I have come to understand why it happened when I hear the ignorant proposals put forth by many Republicans. 
I wonder what planet someone could come from who says, for example, “just let the auto companies go into bankruptcy and work themselves out of their financial problems without government assistance.”


It is time for these lenders to be held accountable

(NNPA) - Mrs. Amara Weaver is a dedicated mother and grandmother living in Milwaukee, WI.  She worked hard all her life and bought a home for her family.

True change is never easy

True change is never easy Over the course of his first few weeks in office, President Obama has made brilliant strides to correcting the trajectory of this nation.

He has made a whole stroke toward women’s equality in the workplace through signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. He has begun the march toward expanding health care coverage to all in need by extending the State Children’s Health Improvement Program (SCHIP) to millions of children who would have otherwise gone without.


Getting our economy back on track

Many African-American families are bearing the brunt of our nation’s current economic challenges as seen by high rates of foreclosure and unemployment within the African- American community.
Last month, Congress boldly and swiftly acted on President Obama’s promise to deliver new jobs, new hope, and a new direction for the American people by approving the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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