The mission of the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) is to link African descendants and other people of color to opportunities that result in economic success and prosperity, and to advocate for policies that eradicate racial disparities.
Monday, 11 May 2015 15:23
Mark Peterson, TC Daily Planet
A great deal of the credit for this new business goes to the non-profit Appetite for Change, whose co-founder and director Michelle Horovitz spoke of the need for an enterprise which uses food as an agent for health and social change. Emcee A. J. Briscoe introduced a roster of guests, including Mayor Betsy Hodges and husband Gary Cunningham, director of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (META), who welcomed the new restaurant as a real addition to the North Side and also as a family affair; executive chef Lachelle Cunningham is Gary's daughter.
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.
Navy Petty Officer Vu Phung of Brooklyn Park, Minn., serves aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:59
SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 18, 2015) Operations Specialist 1st Class Vu Phung, Brooklyn Park, Minn., fires a 9mm service pistol during a live-fire drill on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).
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.