Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:52
Daniel Getahun, TC Daily Planet
After more than a decade of working to give voice to underrepresented communities, Jeremy Iggers will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) on May 6. A founder of the organization and its flagship local news website, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Jeremy helped grow the organization from a training ground for citizen journalists to a hub for media classes and trainings for individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses. The board of directors would like to sincerely thank Jeremy for his creative vision and tireless work for so many years.
Gwen Moore supports higher wages for America's workforce
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 13:32
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to demonstrations across the country to spread awareness about the need to for a living wage and the right to collectively bargain, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:
What are you reading? The top six books on leadership for social justice
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 13:25
Dr. Artika Tyner
Leaders are learners. Effective leadership begins with the process of learning through an exploration of leadership theories and the study of leadership profiles. A study of leadership serves as your "leadership compass," an indispensable navigational tool. This compass will aid you in developing your leadership skills and creating a vision for the future of social change.
MUL RESPONDS: Star Tribune article about Urban League intentionally misleads
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:32
The April 13 article by Star Tribune Reporter Alejandra Matos, "Minneapolis Urban League Under Fire for Potential Double Billing" was intentionally misleading and failed to share the true facts. We were quite disappointed to read Ms. Matos' final product after spending hours with her and providing her with copies of contracts and reports. We even offered to make available students and program participants to tell the tremendous impact that the Urban League Academy Alternative School and the Urban League 13th Grade Program has had on their lives. Ms. Matos rejected our offer and ignored the pages of material we presented documenting our great work with these programs. Sadly, she chose to present a biased and cynical fairy tale masquerading as a news story.
Part II: 'FIRST YOU CRY', Jim Clingman, his family, their faith and their fight
Monday, 20 April 2015 15:29
Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati, Ohio for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another state and start a new life.