Structure, stability and strength can eliminate disparities
Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:16
Washington, D.C. — While research overwhelmingly shows that a strong family unit means improved stability for children and adults, the public debate around family units has largely tended to pit the advantages of families headed by married couples against the disadvantages of single-parent homes. In order to move this debate past such simple binary terms, the Center for American Progress today released a report that introduces a new framework for discussing family policy, broadening the debate beyond just family structure to include family stability and strength—a new framework that CAP refers to as the three S's. CAP's report offers both new and tested social and economic policy solutions to combat the instability that can affect low-income and middle-class American families. Considering these three factors together yields a richer and more balanced understanding of how family factors influence well-being and economic security than would focusing exclusively on any single one, CAP's report explains.
Said King would cry tears of joy; tears of sorrow if alive today
With the backdrop of a polarized nation that is reminiscent of 1965, civil rights icon Vernon Jordan said while progress is measurable, in many ways things have regressed to that critical moment in time 50 years ago.
The 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King breakfast was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The theme: "Infinite Hope Meaningful Action – Now is the time" resonated throughout the sold out breakfast. More than 2000 people filled the seats and standing room only corners of the massive Convention Hall room.
Remarkable progress five years after Haiti earthquake
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:52
Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward rebuilding the national public health system. Working with the Haitian government, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners have made progress toward the reconstruction of the public health sector to establish disease surveillance systems, enhance laboratory capacity, and develop human capacity in clinical services, epidemiology, and public health leadership.
SLIDESHOW: Living Through the Words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:15
This year, perhaps more than ever, civil rights are at the forefront on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
St. Louis, so close to the protests and ongoing civil-rights investigation in Ferguson, was one of the first cities to honor Dr. King's life by establishing a holiday to celebrate his legacy, first observed in 1971.
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis leads silent protest at Governor’s Council MLK Day event
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:03
Today (Monday, January 19) we joined Governor Dayton on stage at the State of Minnesota Governor's Council on MLK Day Celebration in a silent protest to demand the leadership of the state take immediate action to institute meaningful, systemic policy solutions to address the worst racial disparities in the country. These racial disparities exist in every indicator of standards of living in our state including housing, employment, education, health, and policing.
Anthony Taylor and Louis Moore are on a mission to help our community better connect to our own geography. People don't often say they live in North Minneapolis because they love to be outdoors and that North Minneapolis is uniquely positioned to give them the best access to great park and trail resources, Taylor says, but that can change. Founders and leaders of the storied Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota, Taylor and Moore both ride through the winter and turn their attention of other winter outdoor activities as well.
"From Prison to Ph. D:" Jason Sole's memoir tells a harrowing story
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:03
Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet
Jason Sole realized he had become a statistic when he was convicted for a felony for the third time. Since then, after a life of selling drugs, gang activity and losing close friends, Sole decided to turn his life around.