Insight News

Oct 07th


Obama rewind needed

Obama rewind neededI’m not sure who is coaching President Obama, but I hope they just got fired. As someone who has worked in media, given hundreds of speeches, taught university courses, and given many poetry readings, one thing I’ve learned is that people like a performance! And that’s what was missing from President Obama’s presentation in the first debate.

Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon skydives to support troops

Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon skydives to support troopsMinnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon wanted to do something to gain publicity for U.S. military serving in war – something that would really draw people’s attention.

Conference probe remedies to economic inequality

Conference probe remedies to economic inequalityAn event of national and international significance will take place in Minneapolis on October 11-13, 2012. The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota will host the 4th World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality. This free conference will interest all those who see, every day, the consequences of inadequate education, housing, health care, and income. It is an opportunity to learn from and interact with prominent researchers and policy makers from around the world who are committed to finding solutions.

Dateline Spain: Places to visit

Dateline Spain: Places to visitSEVILLE, SPAIN - Hello Insight Readers! Hope autumn is treating you well, it is still a scorching 90 degrees over here in beautiful Seville. These past few weeks I have been spending part of my time in a classroom (three hours a day, five days a week to be exact) reviewing the ever so important grammar rules of the Spanish language.

Voting block Power: The new Black power

Voting block Power: The new Black powerThis November the citizens of Minnesota will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would require presentation of a photo ID before voting. This is a part of a national effort to suppress the voting power of people of color, the elderly, immigrants, college students and military personnel. We are not confused about the negative impact passage of this proposed amendment will have on African Americans, and the insult it would be to the blood that has been shed to win our right to vote.

Slack, advocates seek foreclosure solutions

Slack, advocates seek foreclosure solutionsWASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, Minnesota faith leaders traveled to the nation's capital to meet with top Obama Administration officials at the White House about implementing bold solutions to the housing crisis that has enveloped Minnesota.

Nielsen Study: Black media more ‘relevant’ to Black consumers

Nielsen Study: Black media more ‘relevant’ to Black consumersWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Companies that fail to advertise with Black media are missing an opportunity to effectively reach nearly 43 million African Americans whose $967 billion annual buying power is projected to exceed $1 trillion in three years, according to the new study released by Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).

International Day of Peace

Sometimes during quiet moments, I remember the heart-wrenching day last spring when my daughter, while relaxing on our family porch, was suddenly grazed by a bullet. If it had come any closer to her heart, she would have died. Although this happened in my St Paul neighborhood, I know there are communities all over the world where violence is a daily occurrence.

Dateline Spain

Dateline SpainSEVILLE, SPAIN - Hello Insight Readers!

This is Abeni Hill reporting from Spain. I have been in Seville, Spain, about a week and I am already learning so much about the culture and city of Seville and Spain as a whole. During my semester in Spain I hope to give you an inside look at all types of different aspects of Spanish culture such as art and dance to the daily ritual of the siesta, a nap period in the middle of the day.

My first journal entry is inspired by my many trials and errors during my first week in Europe; I call it Abeni's Top 5 rules for traveling and/or studying abroad in a different country.

Ellison calls for party unity following DFL primaries

Ellison calls for party unity following DFL primariesWeeks after several hard-fought primary races – one so hotly contested, a recount was needed to determine the victor – one of the DFL deans called for party unity.

US Rep. Keith Ellison held a breakfast at his West Broadway campaign office with several of the candidates in attendance as a show of party unity. All of the candidates pledged to support efforts to defeat two November ballot initiatives – one to force voters to show state-issued identification in order to cast a ballot, and the other to ban gay marriage.

Video captures cop kicking unarmed suspect

Video captures cop kicking unarmed suspect

Community leaders are calling on the St. Paul Police Department and its chief to harshly deal with an officer who is seen in a video kicking an unarmed man.

Pictured: Eric Hightower displays a bruised face, injuries he says he received at the hands of officers of the St. Paul Police Department.

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