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.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:47
Tom Gitaa, Publisher, Mshale
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the Boston marathon men's race again with an unofficial time of 2:09:17 improving on his win in 2013 which was marred by the marathon bombing that happened then. He gave his 2013 medal he won to the City of Boston. In 2013 he won with a time of 2:10:22.
Atlanta's cheating teachers are not mobsters: Column
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:43
Van Jones and Mark Holden This column previously ran in USA Today
Our out of control criminal justice system has forgotten about justice.
Last Tuesday, eight Atlanta Public Schools employees were sentenced to prison in one of the largest school cheating scandals in American history. But you wouldn't know they were cheaters based on how they were treated in court. The educators were convicted of racketeering — a felony typically reserved for mob bosses, drug kingpins and terrorists.
Women Leading Change: Four questions to aid you in discovering the leader within
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:38
Dr. Artika Tyner
Leaders are lead problem solvers. A leader's vision moves beyond the limitations of a problem to a vision for creating change. Evangeline M. Mitchell, founder of the National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc., is a lead problem solver who is promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. For over a decade, she has committed her work to creating a pipeline for aspiring law students from diverse backgrounds to not only strive to reach their dreams of becoming an attorney but to thrive. Her publications, conferences, and summits provide students with the tools to work effectively, think critically, and advance social justice.
Through the Fire: Cinematographer Mychal Fisher rebuilds after Northside blaze
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:11
Interview byToki Wright Twitter: @mrwrighttc
It has been said that "fire both destroys and purifies." The devastating blaze that ripped through the 900 block of Broadway in North Minneapolis not only affected local businesses, but also the homes of many families and individuals. Visionary cinematographer Mychal Fisher (also known as Sway Heavy) was one of those individuals. His work spans from the film world into music production and performance with the Afrofuturist band ZULUZULUU alongside Greg Grease and 5 for '15 R&B award winner Proper-T. In our exclusive interview for Aesthetically Speaking Fisher is surprisingly optimistic in the face of tragedy.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 14:44
Al McFarlane Editor-in-Chief
Like others in my professional and community circles, I am astounded and incensed by the incredulous yet incessant attack on Black people by the Minneapolis daily newspaper and by Republican legislators who, as if operating in tandem, act as if they have a duty to dismantle Black community institutions, derail Black community interests, and destroy those who serve Black institutions and interests.