Insight News

Tuesday
Feb 09th

News

Curry bringing back 'Emerge' online via George Curry Media

Curry bringing back 'Emerge' online via George Curry MediaWASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Emerge magazine Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry has announced that he is reviving the award-winning publication online, possibly as early as mid-November.

Curry resigned as editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) News Service as of Oct. 2 and immediately directed his attention toward bringing back Emerge as an online publication.
Read more...
 

North Minneapolis: Creating the world's best workforce

North Minneapolis: Creating the world's best workforceNearly 1,000 business, civic, and political leaders at the Minnesota Business Partnership’s (MBP) Annual Dinner, Oct. 8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center heard Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) president and CEO, Sondra Samuels, challenge and invite Minnesota to support NAZ initiatives to eliminate disparities as an example of Minnesota innovation.
Read more...

Making a new rap about unity and the Black dollar

Making a new rap about unity and the Black dollarWASHINGTON—The power of hip hop and the Black economy were the topics of discussion during a press conference at the National Press Club Oct. 9, kicking off the day's events for the Justice Or Else weekend here.
Read more...

Forty ideas win $1.29 million in 2015 St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge

Forty ideas win $1.29 million in 2015 St. Paul Knight Arts ChallengeFrom the streets of Lowertown to Rondo and the West Side, 40 ideas will bring art to neighborhoods across St. Paul, with $1.29 million in funding from the Knight Arts Challenge.

A program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the challenge funds ideas for engaging and enriching St. Paul through the arts. The 2015 winners include large and small arts organizations, collectives and individual artists. Their diverse ideas range from a Winter Carnival concert played on instruments made of ice to flash mobs of flamenco dancers and the transformation of a water tower with stained glass murals.
Read more...

THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD US: Top seven children's books on leadership for social justice

THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD US: Top seven children's books on leadership for social justiceWith an eye toward the future, now is the time to re-imagine education.

I envision a type of education that places an explicit focus on leadership development and social justice advocacy. This is related to my dream of becoming Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire – basically, Wonder Woman with a law degree and an afro. Can you see me now? I was determined to use my education in the struggle for justice.
Read more...

Why Black people answer when Farrakhan calls

Why Black people answer when Farrakhan callsIt's time to give Minister Louis Farrakhan credit. When he issues a call for people to join him in the nation's capital, Blacks show up. At least a million showed up for the Million Man March 20 years ago and at least two-thirds as many showed up for Saturday's Justice or Else assembly on the National Mall.
Read more...

Consumers win in a competitive space race

Consumers win in a competitive space raceSeveral companies are working to launch massive satellite constellations into space to provide super-fast Internet virtually anywhere on Earth. Two of the leading firms advancing this plan, OneWeb of Great Britain and U.S.-based SpaceX, share the same goal — to bring broadband Internet to billions of people who lack access. But it remains unknown whether the new era of space-based connectivity will be spurred by healthy competition or regulatory turf wars over satellite spectrum.
Read more...

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MILLION MAN MARCH: Farrakhan: No justice in this land

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MILLION MAN MARCH: Farrakhan: No justice in this landA sea of Black men, women and children covered every bit of open space on the National Mall during the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, held on Saturday, Oct. 10 here in the District.

But when the man behind the march, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, stepped to the podium, his message may have come as a surprise to those expecting controversial rhetoric in his speech.
Read more...

Baraza: Owning our health: Women need equity, solutions discussion

Baraza: Owning our health: Women need equity, solutions discussionOn Oct. 10 on a bright, sunny Saturday morning, more than 300 Black women gathered for the 4th Annual Baraza – A Black Woman's Health Gathering.

Baraza is a Swahili word, which translated means, "a meeting held by a collective group of people of wisdom." Indeed, that is exactly what it was.
Read more...

Community prevails; MPS cancels $1.25 million book deal

Community prevails; MPS cancels $1.25 million book dealFollowing community uproar over books that many deemed racist and sexist, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) has decided to end its relationship with the books' provider, Reading Horizons.
Read more...

Saint Paul Foundation grants seek to address question of racial equity

Saint Paul Foundation grants seek to address question of racial equityWith 133 requests from cities, schools and nonprofits, The Saint Paul Foundation has approved seven Advancing Racial Equity grants in honor of its 75th anniversary.

Applicants were asked to answer the question, "What will your organization do to advance racial equity in St. Paul or the East Metro?"
Read more...
Page 3 of 188

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus



Facebook Twitter RSS Image Map

Latest show

  • October 20, 2015
    Jessica Jackson, co-pastor, Impact Living Christian Center in South Minneapolis.

Business & Community Service Network