Twin Cities janitors, security officers begin preparations for a strike
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:39
After months of dealing with bad bargaining by employers, Twin Cities janitors and security officers have set a date for a strike vote. Today members of SEIU Local 26 began circulating strike petitions for a vote scheduled for February 9.
Young Blacks have not lost appreciation for Black History
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:30
Maya Rhodan, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although born long after the 1963 March on Washington and passage of landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many Black youth are excited about celebrating Black History Month in February.
“Did you run here?” a surprised Minneapolis ski coach asked Joe Clifton as he trotted up to the Wirth Chalet for at 4pm for his afternoon ski practice. Joe was in a t-shirt and had just run from school to practice as a warm up before snapping into his skis. His younger brother Andrew, a freshman on the team, was close at his heels, and a few of his teammates arrived moments later via the city bus.
Governor Dayton appoints Judge Pamela G. Alexander to fill Fourth Judicial District vacancy
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 18:06
Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Judge Pamela G. Alexander as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District. Judge Alexander will be replacing The Honorable Robert A. Blaeser, who recently retired. The judgeship will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
Veterans seek presidential recognition for legendary Buffalo Soldier
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 16:49
CALIFORNIA -- In honor of Black History Month 2013, The National Coalition of Black Veterans Organizations has come together to advocate for the promotion of the late Colonel Charles Young, the legendary Buffalo Soldier who was medically discharged from the United States Army on January 22, 1917. Colonel Charles Young was recalled in 1918 in the grade of colonel after riding 500 miles to demonstrate his fitness to serve on active military duty. The Veterans have drafted a letter (See attached letter with Resolutions) requesting that the President issue a Proclamation elevating Colonel Young to the honorary rank of Brigadier General during Black History Month 2013.