"Despicable" Congressman Martin Sabo called the Southwest LRT plan sold to the public as equity for the North Side. Industrial west Minneapolis is the closest the proposed route would come to the North Side with connector buses and heated bus shelters not included in LRT funding but offered as a possible side agreement.
MNsure Wednesday announced the 28 recipients of MNsure's outreach and enrollment grants. Grantees include respected community organizations from across Minnesota. Goals for the grant program include assisting populations with barriers to coverage, building regional navigator resource and referral networks and educating uninsured Minnesotans about the importance of health insurance and how they can enroll through MNsure.
Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – was it race?
Friday, 29 August 2014 09:59
Aug. 25 (GIN) – Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:44
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
FIRST OF TWO ARTICLES
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The recent conference of African leaders convened by President Obama in the nation's capital demonstrated that the U.S. is finally recognizing what China, the European Union, India and the rest of the world have known and acknowledged for years: The future of humanity is increasingly African.
PROFILE IN EXCELLENCE: Kimberly Smith-Moore: Restoring home equity
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:39
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Some monthly mortgage payments are less than what some pay in rent.
But with that being said, for many the dream of owning a home is still just that ... a dream. One major hurdle to home ownership, even for a person with a qualifying credit score, is coming up with the money for a down payment on a home.
With multiple examples of extreme police force used in encounters nationwide, highlighted by advanced community connectivity through technology, the vast communication generated by these events provides a watershed platform for discussion, and thus solutions.
St. Paul cops allegedly taser and arrest black male for sitting in public space
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:29
Kristoffer Tigue, TC Daily Planet
A video showing the arrest of a black St. Paul man for allegedly sitting in a public space and refusing to give up his name surfaced yesterday, Aug. 26 — only weeks after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri re-sparked the national debate on race and police profiling.
National organizations promote reform to end police abuse
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:42
On the heels of Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson, Mo., national civil and human rights organizations and leaders release a unified statement of action to promote reform and stop police abuse. The statement was issued on behalf of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Advancement Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Hip Hop Caucus, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NAACP-Legal Defense Fund, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), National Bar Association, National Urban League, and Rainbow Push Coalition.
Glidden, Reich, Bender join bus riders' calls for transit equity guarantees in Southwest Light Rail
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 14:57
Council Members Elizabeth Glidden, Kevin Reich, and Lisa Bender joined forty transit riders on the steps of Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday, August 19 to call for strong equity commitments in the Southwest Light Rail agreement in advance of a municipal consent vote on August 27.