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Oct 10th


Moss inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Moss inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame  As Eleanor Roosevelt, America's first lady (1933-45), once asked, "Where, after all, do universal rights begin?”

Transportation Industry: A route to success for Black men

Transportation Industry: A route to success for Black menWASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Jeffrey Brooks began his career in the transportation industry, the encouraging words of his parents echoed in his ears: "Go get a good job, a good job that you can retire from with a pension."

Treasury awards $18 Million to institutions serving economically distressed communities

Last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) provided 59 FDIC-insured depository institutions with awards for serving economically distressed communities across the nation that totaled nearly $18 million.

African-American-Equaguinean's celebrate their nationality at 44th Anniversary of Equatorial Guinea

African-American-Equaguinean's celebrate their nationality at 44th Anniversary of Equatorial GuineaNew York City, New York – With the beautiful ambiance overlooking the East River, the United Nations played host for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea forty-fourth Anniversary marking their Independence from Spain. Diplomats from United Nations member states, Observer Status Missions and Representatives of Non-Governmental Agencies were on hand to mark this occasion.

Ransomware locks up computers BBB says virus might cost you – but don’t pay the scammers

A tricky new computer virus is making the rounds, and infected users see pop-up messages which claim to be from the FBI and threaten people with a fine or prison unless they pay up. The virus, meanwhile, locks up your computer, holding it – and you – hostage, thus its name: "ransomware." Computer users pick up this virus by clicking on malicious links in emails and messages sent through social media sites, or by visiting compromised websites. From there, a notice like the one below appears. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is offering some tips on how to avoid ransomware and advice on what to do if you become the next victim.

Saint Paul HRA Board passes $2.5 Million for new foreclosure prevention and homeowner assistance programs

Package also funds preservation and new construction of multi-family affordable housing

HRC’s new Municipal Equality Index details the state of LGBT equality in the Twin Cities

First of its kind nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy finds cities need to do more to protect LGBT employees and citizens

Violence escalates in Congo; Minnesota-based American Refugee Committee responds

The crisis in the Congo worsened this week in the wake of rebel advances in the eastern part of the country. Families have been forced from their homes and are fleeing for safety in Rwanda, Uganda, and other parts of Congo. They join the more than 400,000 other Congolese men, women, and children who have fled their homes this year alone.

Hands off Ambassador Susan Rice: Hypocrites have no right to speak

New York - Fresh off a highly successful State of the Black World Conference III at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where hundreds of Black leaders, organizers and activists gathered to discuss a blueprint for action after the re-election of President Barack Obama -- the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) has launched an online campaign to protest the persistent assault on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice spearheaded by Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Calling their actions hypocritical in an Open Letter, which individuals and organizations are being asked to sign, IBW states: "We find it utterly incredulous that the Honorable Senators who uncritically supported the war against Iraq, based on inexplicably flawed intelligence or outright deception, could even perk their lips to criticize Ambassador Rice."

GOP’s ‘Racist’ and ‘Sexist’ attacks on Susan Rice

GOP’s ‘Racist’ and ‘Sexist’ attacks on Susan RiceWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Representative Marcia Fudge, the newly-elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, says politically-inspired charges that United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice is "not very bright" and is "unqualified" to be named Secretary of State by President Barack Obama are racist and sexist in addition to being untrue.

Income inequality threatens Minnesota’s future

The income gap between Minnesota's richest and poorest families continues to widen, according to a national report released today.
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