Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice: Dr. Samuel Myers gets National Economic Association's top award
Thursday, 04 December 2014 16:37
Dr. Samuel Myers, Jr., the Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, has been named recipient of the Samuel Z. Westerfield, Jr., Award by the National Economic Association (NEA).
What is in your hands to make a difference in the world? Dr. Artika Tyner raises this important question during each student interaction. Dr. Tyner shared her thoughts on taking action to reimagine education at the inaugural at TEDxUniversityofStThomas. The title of her TEDx Talk was: Education for Social Change. Her vision for reimagining education begins with placing an explicit focus on leadership development and social justice advocacy.
Gary Cunningham recognized as Metropolitan State Alumnus of the Year
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:50
In recognition of his strong commitment to serving the Twin Cities community both as a professional and as a volunteer, Metropolitan State University recognized Gary Cunningham as its 2014 Alumnus of the Year at the 2014 Celebrating Service to the Community Scholarship Luncheon on Oct. 16 at Travelers in Saint Paul.
SPPS principal Dr. Delores Henderson receives National Racial Equity Leadership Award
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:08
Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Principal Dr. Delores Henderson was honored with the 2014 Charles L. Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership award from the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) at its annual summit held last week in New Orleans, La.
Do you have an attitude about money? Change it in 10 easy steps
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:54
Lynette Holloway, Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier
It's no secret that African Americans face unique challenges to their financial security that are unlike those of white households. An estimated 42 percent of African American households use credit for basic expenses, such as rent, groceries and utilities, according to "The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class," (pdf), a report released last year by the NAACP. Moreover, 99 percent of blacks, who started new businesses using credit, are struggling to pay off those expenses, compared to just 80 percent of whites, the report says.