Camille A. Brown & Dancers bring gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality to The O'Shaughnessy stage
Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:14
Camille A. Brown, dancer-choreographer along with fellow performer Mora-Amina Parker from the New York Based Camille A. Brown & Dancers, graced the KFAI studios Tuesday morning on Conversations with Al McFarlane to talk about their week-long dance company residency here in the Twin Cities.
Celebrating Apostolic Church Overseer Reverend Emmanuel Joseph Udo
Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:05
Emmanuel Joseph Udo, Overseer of the Apostolic Church, who died in December in Lagos, Nigeria, will be celebrated by family and friends and the Apostolic Church, Minnesota 4 to 10pm Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Higher Ground Academy, 1381 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Expose haunts banking giant that helped hide African billions
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 16:37
Feb. 9 (GIN) – In an unusual collaborative effort, a team of journalists from 45 countries has produced a blistering expose of a billionaires' bank in Switzerland which was helping to place huge sums of its clients' money beyond the reach of tax obligations and court settlements.
Faith and community leaders announce initiative to close the race gap in Minnesota's juvenile justice system
Monday, 16 February 2015 16:29
On Thursday February 5, faith leaders from African American communities and ISAIAH joined community and state leaders to announce their commitment to end racial disparities in Minnesota's juvenile justice system.
AME church leaders cite Black economic empowerment as 2015 goal
Monday, 16 February 2015 16:25
Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and other protestors had won passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Therefore, his agenda had turned toward the next major issue - economic empowerment for Black people.
Transit riders, faith and community groups call for expanded public transportation funding
Friday, 13 February 2015 14:19
100 transit riders from ISAIAH, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, and other members of the Move MN coalition joined with state leaders, including Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, State Senator Scott Dibble, Met Council Chair Adam Duininck, and State Representative Frank Hornstein in a rally outside the State Capitol, calling on the legislature to guarantee expanded public transportation as part of a comprehensive, multimodal transportation plan.
Change in state purchasing policy creates more opportunities for veteran, minority, and woman-owned small businesses
Friday, 13 February 2015 14:01
The Minnesota Department of Administration announced recently that it will enhance the ability of certain small businesses to compete for state contracts. Starting February 1, when small businesses owned by women, minorities, people with physical disabilities, or veterans bid for state contracts, existing preferences will apply to a larger portion of the contract’s value. This increase also applies to small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas of the state.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:20
State Representative Raymond Dehn (DFL-59B)
The legislative session is now a month old. The Governor and both legislative bodies have released their budgets and transportation proposals. The transportation initiatives of Governor Dayton and the House Republicans couldn't be further apart. On one hand we have a balanced approach that benefits all Minnesotans, on the other we have a short-term, quick fix approach that provides half the funding that was passed in 2014 and leaves transit out entirely.
Black accountants association to help with tax returns
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:34
The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA, Inc.) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the AARP Foundation to promote the Tax-Aide program to multicultural low- and moderate-income citizens and seniors.