StarTribune reports inaccurate: League exceeds MNsure goals
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:50
Scott Gray, MUL President/CEO
Over the past few months, I've been thoroughly disappointed in the political and one-sided reporting regarding organizations serving our community. Specifically, the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) was mentioned in an October Star Tribune article regarding our participation in a MNsure grant. The story written by Star Tribune reporter Tony. Kennedy as it related to MUL is untrue and lacking in details – details I personally shared with Mr. Kennedy.
The 2014 Elections: What's at stake for African-Americans
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:42
Commentary by Norman Hill and Velma Murphy Hill
The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006.
Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But for African-Americans in particular, the outcome of the midterm elections next month may not only be a game changer, but also a game ender.
Carl Eller invents Moose 81 for MN Lottery and gamers
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:35
Ryan T. Scott
Carl Eller is a Minnesota icon.
Eller is further cementing that leadership through his new and innovative game with the Minnesota State Lottery. Moose 81 is Eller's fully patented card game, branded with his Hall of Fame jersey number and "Moose" nickname.
Sudden closing of Community Action of Minneapolis shifts energy assistance responsibility
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:18
Cirien Saadeh, TC Daily Planet, October 03, 2014
Minneapolis residents who received energy assistance from the nonprofit Community Action of Minneapolis were told this week that they will now be receiving their services through Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin.
The passing of a legend – pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist, and trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr. dies at 82
Monday, 13 October 2014 11:10
Plano, TX (BlackNews.com) -- Pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist and trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of the country's most prolific African-American businessmen, died Friday, Oct. 3 at the age 82 at his Plano, Texas residence.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 21:55
Emily Blodgett, Neighborhood Development Center
Frank Dogbe gives most of his new employees from West Africa a one-year promise.
Dogbe, founder and owner of SOS Building Services, a business that cleans commercial and office buildings, hires immigrants fresh from Africa and gives them one year to show him that they're well on their way to learning English or that they're working toward their GED.