Sharp drop in African-American male enrollment in med schools
Monday, 06 May 2013 14:18
Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondents
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Fewer African-American males were enrolled in the first year of medical schools last year than 32 years ago, a trend that, if left uncorrected, could hamper efforts to provide quality health care to underserved communities, according to a top officer in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
DAVID NOBLE LECTURE SERIES: Annual Labor History Tour : Steel Rails, Strong Hearts
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:24
Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m.
Union Depot, 214 Fourth Street East Join Dave Riehle and historian James Robinson, a scholar of the dining car waiters organizations, for a tour of sites and settings associated with the history of African American railroad workers. Tour starts at the renovated Union Depot. Cosponsored by MnDOT African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG).
Schools without a majority: Implications and opportunities
Monday, 29 April 2013 14:30
The 16th annual Julian Parker Lecture will be held 7:00-8:30 pm on Thursday, May 9, in Opus Hall on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas. This year's program is titled "Schools Without a Majority: Implications and Opportunities."
Write On: Minneapolis Urban League Academy students learn about publishing career pathways
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 10:09
Celebrating the power of words and the art of writing, Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) Academy School students will be afforded the opportunity to express their personal viewpoints, learn about publishing career pathways, produce their own book, and be taught first hand that English class and communication skills do matter and can serve them well for a lifetime.
Morgan State University wins academic championships
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:45
(BLACK PR WIRE) – After two days of intense competition among 250 students representing 48 competing teams, Morgan State University claimed its second National Championship title in a row at the 24th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), an annual academic event featuring the best and brightest students from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Enduring a year-long program of study and preparation, the Morgan State University team emerged victorious at the National Championship Tournament held on the Los Angeles-area campus of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and took home $50,000 in grants for their school.
Conflict (and cooperation) between newly arrived African immigrants and the African American community. Co-hosted by Reverend Jerry McAfee, Pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Abdirizak Bihi, Director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center. Jackie Cherryhomes, former member of Minneapolis City Council and candidate for Minneapolis Mayor. Patwin Lawrence, Board Chair for the Council on Black Minnesotans.