City, community ready to start planning for future park on West 7th
Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:19
SAINT PAUL – With signatures from ExxonMobil, Saint Paul officials and community members said they are ready to start planning for the future park that will go where oil tanks once stood on West 7th Street.
Representatives of Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota (EJAM) will tell about its focus on community engagement in North Minneapolis, aimed toward creating economically robust, environmentally sound communities at the next Hawthorne Huddle on Thursday, January 7th.
Veteran music industry producer Andre Fischer to keynote Black Data Processing Associates Fifth Annual Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 15:08
The Black Data Processing Associates-Twin Cities (BDPA) will honors the Twin Cities’ top IT professionals at its fifth annual awards ceremony on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Music industry producer Andre Fischer, recognized for producing and arranging Natalie Cole’s Grammy award-winning album “Unforgettable,” will keynote the BDPA’s ceremony -- "Challenges for Today, Strategies for Tomorrow."
Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek is reminding parents and guardians to keep children away from thin ice on rivers, ponds, creeks, and lakes. Now that children are enjoying winter break, they have more time to explore the outdoors. Please instruct your children to stay off of partially-frozen bodies of water.
Minneapolis Urban League: Open letter to the community
Monday, 14 December 2009 15:50
It has been an honor to serve as the CEO of the Minneapolis Urban League for the last 6 months. I am impressed by the quality of the non-profit sector, the generosity of the philanthropic community, and the commitment of our board, staff, and the community we serve.
Blame it on Hip Hop holds first annual scholarship contest
Friday, 11 December 2009 15:54
In honor of Hip Hop, the Minneapolis-based apparel company, Blame It On Hip Hop (BIOHH), is announcing their first annual scholarship essay contest, awarding (2) $500 scholarships to two students to advance their work in elevating Hip Hop culture. Graduating high school seniors and college students from across the nation are encouraged to write an original essay, answering one of the following "Big Questions:"
Conflict in South Sudan: Hussein Maar Nyuot, Deputy of Governor of Jonglei State, South Sudan. New writer for Insight News: Toki Wright, hip hop artist and educator. MNsure meetings: Angela Williams, MNsure navigator for Minneapolis Urban League; TaMica' Tody, MNsure navigator for Stairstep Foundation; Makeda Norris, Mnsure community outreach liaison for Twin Cities metro.