The Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to table the approving the Urban League Academy's contract for the coming 2015-2016 academic year while MUL explores location options for the next school year.
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:26
Peter Carlson, Community Paramedic North Memorial Health Care
In 2012, North Memorial Health Care launched an innovative program that helps patients beyond hospital and clinic walls. The Community Paramedic program removes emergency-trained paramedics for one or two days a week from our hectic routine of racing to the scene of accidents and instead we make scheduled visits to homes of frail or elderly patients, or those with chronic conditions like diabetes. When we started the Community Paramedic program nearly three years ago, it was the first of its kind of Minnesota.
Capacity building key focus of DFL training summit
Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:58
Registration is now open for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Training Summit set for June 20 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. The event features nationally recognized speakers and dynamic breakout sessions.
Women Leading Change: How to become a drum major for justice
Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:51
Dr. Artika Tyner
A drum major for justice is a leader who breaks down barriers that restrict access to justice and creates new inroads to freedom. Attorney Melanie Bates is a drum major for justice who has committed her life's work to effecting social change. Bates is a Policy & Communications Associate with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of the Nation's Capital. Early in her life, Bates recognized the important leadership role of lawyers and decided to unleash the transformative power within her hands to create change. Her dream was to become a lawyer in order to ensure that every person, regardless of socioeconomic status, has equal access to quality legal representation. Each day, she makes her dream a reality through her exercise of leadership and service in the community.
Conversations with Al McFarlane Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 RECAP
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:40
Conversations with Al McFarlane last Tuesday opened with the rhythmic and sultry vocals of Twin Cities jazz stylist Thomasina Petrus' interpretation of Billy Holiday's "Strange Fruit" from the Petrus CD "If Only ... Billie Unsung." The program celebrated Holiday's 100 birthday. Holiday died at the age of 44.
Columnist battles for life after 'devastating' diagnosis
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:58
Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - For the past 22 years, Jim Clingman has published his cutting edge "Blackonomics" column in Black-owned weekly newspapers around the country. The column mainly pushes for economic justice, which he views as a core necessity for Black progress in America.
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:53
Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The slow-moving, uneven economic recovery continues to elude Black workers and some economists predict that even with a falling unemployment rate, at the end of 2015, Blacks will still be further away from full recovery than Whites.
A Day of Infamy, 47 Years Ago Today: Atlanta and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thursday, 09 April 2015 13:55
HEATHER GRAY Counterpunch
Martin Luther King Sisters Chapel, Spelman Campus April 7, 1968 by Heather Gray (1996) The line moved in unison up the stairs and through the chapel door. No one spoke. I could barely lift my feet. It was April, the onset of Spring. I was shivering. His body was still. His eyes were closed. He was peaceful. His compassionate voice was no more. I wanted to run. Yet, so desperately did not want to leave. What now? I thought. What now?