Insight News

Oct 09th


Sex offender overload

Sex offender overloadConcerned residents of neighborhoods in north Minneapolis are calling on state, county and city officials to address the concentration of registered sex offenders in the community. 

Insight News wins NNPA Best Layout and Design

Insight News wins NNPA Best Layout and Design NASHVILLE, TENN –- Insight News took first place for the newspaper Layout and Design category in National Newspaper Publisher's Association Merit Awards last week.

A movement for a new era of transformation

Last week at our annual gala the Minneapolis Urban League celebrated 87 years as an organization in the movement for civil rights, social justice, and economic empowerment for African Americans. With the changing times, changing demographics, and changing priorities, I am often challenged to defend the need for an organization like the Urban League. There is currently a wealth gap, an education gap, a jobs gap, an opportunity gap – each a mile long that is pervasive in the African American community and I am a bothered that the fire that started the civil rights movement years ago seems to have dimmed.

Pocan & Ellison: Supreme Court Voting Rights Act decision demonstrates need for National Right to Vote Amendment

WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), authors of the Right to Vote Amendment that would provide an affirmative constitutional right to vote for all Americans, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court rejected Section 4 of the landmark Voting Right Act, which contains a formula to determine specified jurisdictions that need federal government approval before making voting changes that could be racially discriminatory. In its ruling on Shelby County v. Holder, the Court determined that the current formula was outdated. Congress is now required to pass a new formula that reflects current conditions.

Cherryhomes campaign opens Lake street headquarters

Cherryhomes campaign opens Lake street headquartersMayoral Candidate and former City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes greeted residents and supporters at the grand opening of her new campaign headquarters on Friday, June 21.

Obama announces trade with African nations

Obama announces trade with African nationsTHE WHITE HOUSE – Today (July 1) the President announced the launch of Trade Africa, a new partnership between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa that seeks to increase internal and regional trade within Africa, and expand trade and economic ties between Africa, the United States, and other global markets.

Disappointed by Supreme Court decision

Disappointed by Supreme Court decision

(Washington, D.C.) - Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling striking down a key component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act:


Leadership NEXT! Will we choose to harness the potential of youth in our global village?

Leadership NEXT! Will we choose to harness the potential of youth in our global village?On Oct. 26, 2011, the UN Population Fund (UNFPD) stated in its Global Population Report that, “The world is in danger of missing a golden opportunity for development and economic growth, a demographic dividend, as the largest cohort of young people ever known see their most economically productive years wasted. The potential economic benefits of having such a large global population of young people will go unfulfilled, as a generation suffers from a lack of education, and investment in infrastructure and job creation.”

Voting rights at risk

The United States Supreme Court – in a sharply divided, 5 - 4 ruling – struck down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Getting knowledge

Getting knowledgeAttendees of the 87th Annual Minneapolis Urban league (MUL) were treated to a “private” lesson in business from trailblazing entrepreneur Daymond John, founder of FUBU and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

The gala, which celebrated the civil rights organization’s 87 years of providing economic and employment resources to the area’s residents of color, was recently held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The lesson was private in that John, who has an estimated net worth of $250 million, admonished anyone from taping his motivational address.

Obama pledges to fight for restoration of Voting Rights Act

Obama pledges to fight for restoration of Voting Rights Act WASHINGTON – President Obama has pledged that his administration will do "everything in its power" to repair the damage done by the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday when it struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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