Monday, 22 June 2015 15:41
Mayor Betsy Hodges and Rep. Ellison
When city planners drew a Minneapolis map in 1935, North and Near-North neighborhoods were marked as "Negro" sections and Sumner-Glenwood was given the title of "Negro Slum (Largest in City)." These distinctions led to a generation of discrimination and disinvestment. Ignored by local government, black residents were systematically denied access to financial assistance granted to their white neighbors. For example, Federal Housing Administration mortgages were only available to white families and communities until the Civil Rights era. Businesses paid black workers less than their white colleagues.
The problems and challenges facing our community cannot and should not depend on the predilections of grant makers, according to Dr. William C. Bell, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, in St. Paul.
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 15:23
Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb. That climb will be especially difficult for Black college graduates who will grapple with a jobless rate that is still in the double digits, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based research and education group focused on low- and middle-income workers.
Painter Barry McMahon offers a unique take on daily life through his many works and will have several on display during his "Gurus, Superheroes and Aliens or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Art" show.
It was a graduation just like any other; yet it wasn't like any other.
There were all the pre-ceremony activities. Future graduates practiced their walks as a woman franticly steamed graduation gowns. Families and well-wishers waited eagerly in the hall. Everything was as it was surrounding any typical high school graduation. But this was not a typical graduation.