Monday, 29 December 2014 15:41
Al McFarlane Editor in Chief
Dr. Bernadeia Johnson Wednesday announced her resignation as Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) superintendent, effective January 31, 2015. She said she planned to help with the transition to new leadership through June 30, 2015.
Afrodescendientes: Revel Spirit: Blending two cultures, two worlds into one destiny
Monday, 15 December 2014 11:05
Carmen Robles, associate editor, Afro Descendietes
More than the blending of two cultures and two worlds, Revel Spirits is the blending of an entrepreneurial dream. The crossing of paths for Micah McFarlane, an African-American music producer and promoter and that of Mexican native Hector Ruiz, an executive chef and restaurateur can only be attributed to destiny.
OPINION | Less scrolling and scanning, more digesting
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:41
Bruce Johansen, TC Daily Planet
Tied to our electronic devices, most of us do a lot of scrolling these days: scanning our Facebook newsfeeds and tweets, skimming favorite blogs and online news sources. The result, says Nicholas Carr ("Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains), is that we're losing our capacity to concentrate, contemplate, reflect, even as what we're reading is often purposely kept shorter in response to our shortened attention spans. All of this has consequences for the quality, depth, and tone of the discourse that we can engage in about important matters.
National Association of African American Owned Media files $10 billion lawsuit against AT&T and DirecTV
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:36
100 percent African American owned media shut out by AT&T and DirecTV
LOS ANGELES – The National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAAOM) filed a $10 billion dollar lawsuit against AT&T, Inc., AT&T Services, Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC and DirecTV for race discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.
Ellison town hall meeting: Parent, community engagement critical for culture of achievement
Monday, 08 December 2014 11:40
Al McFarlane Editor-In-Chief
North Minneapolis educators, parents, business and agency leaders last month joined Kim Ellison, Minneapolis School Board member who represents District 2 (north Minneapolis) in the first in a series of town hall meetings looking to fix an education system that is consistently failing Black children and families.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.