25 motivational quotes that will inspire you to make a difference
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 15:20
What is in your hands to make a difference in the world? This is a question for each of us to ponder throughout our life's journey. Could you be the one who plants the seeds for the promotion of environmental sustainability (like Wangari Maathai, Green Belt Movement), fair sentencing (like Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative), or children's rights (like Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund)? Each of us have a unique set of gifts and talents which can be employed to lead social change. Therefore, our daily challenge is to be a wise steward over our gifts.
Video of police beating Black soldier sparks protests by Israel's Ethiopian Jews
Monday, 11 May 2015 15:33
May 4 (GIN) – A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash Sunday between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv.
The mission of the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) is to link African descendants and other people of color to opportunities that result in economic success and prosperity, and to advocate for policies that eradicate racial disparities.
Monday, 11 May 2015 15:23
Mark Peterson, TC Daily Planet
A great deal of the credit for this new business goes to the non-profit Appetite for Change, whose co-founder and director Michelle Horovitz spoke of the need for an enterprise which uses food as an agent for health and social change. Emcee A. J. Briscoe introduced a roster of guests, including Mayor Betsy Hodges and husband Gary Cunningham, director of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (META), who welcomed the new restaurant as a real addition to the North Side and also as a family affair; executive chef Lachelle Cunningham is Gary's daughter.
Friday, 01 May 2015 13:45
Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according to Ferguson protester project, Mapping the Police.
Applicants sought to serve on City of Saint Paul committees, boards, commissions
Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:03
Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is seeking applications from individuals to serve on the various City of Saint Paul committees, boards and commissions. Saint Paul has dozens of committees that cover a wide range of topics and appeal to a variety of interests. The Mayor and City Council rely on the input of these groups for program development and policy creation.
Navy Petty Officer Vu Phung of Brooklyn Park, Minn., serves aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:59
SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 18, 2015) Operations Specialist 1st Class Vu Phung, Brooklyn Park, Minn., fires a 9mm service pistol during a live-fire drill on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).