MUL RESPONDS: Star Tribune article about Urban League intentionally misleads
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:32
The April 13 article by Star Tribune Reporter Alejandra Matos, "Minneapolis Urban League Under Fire for Potential Double Billing" was intentionally misleading and failed to share the true facts. We were quite disappointed to read Ms. Matos' final product after spending hours with her and providing her with copies of contracts and reports. We even offered to make available students and program participants to tell the tremendous impact that the Urban League Academy Alternative School and the Urban League 13th Grade Program has had on their lives. Ms. Matos rejected our offer and ignored the pages of material we presented documenting our great work with these programs. Sadly, she chose to present a biased and cynical fairy tale masquerading as a news story.
Part II: 'FIRST YOU CRY', Jim Clingman, his family, their faith and their fight
Monday, 20 April 2015 15:29
Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati, Ohio for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another state and start a new life.
The Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to table the approving the Urban League Academy's contract for the coming 2015-2016 academic year while MUL explores location options for the next school year.
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:26
Peter Carlson, Community Paramedic North Memorial Health Care
In 2012, North Memorial Health Care launched an innovative program that helps patients beyond hospital and clinic walls. The Community Paramedic program removes emergency-trained paramedics for one or two days a week from our hectic routine of racing to the scene of accidents and instead we make scheduled visits to homes of frail or elderly patients, or those with chronic conditions like diabetes. When we started the Community Paramedic program nearly three years ago, it was the first of its kind of Minnesota.
Capacity building key focus of DFL training summit
Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:58
Registration is now open for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Training Summit set for June 20 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. The event features nationally recognized speakers and dynamic breakout sessions.
Women Leading Change: How to become a drum major for justice
Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:51
Dr. Artika Tyner
A drum major for justice is a leader who breaks down barriers that restrict access to justice and creates new inroads to freedom. Attorney Melanie Bates is a drum major for justice who has committed her life's work to effecting social change. Bates is a Policy & Communications Associate with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of the Nation's Capital. Early in her life, Bates recognized the important leadership role of lawyers and decided to unleash the transformative power within her hands to create change. Her dream was to become a lawyer in order to ensure that every person, regardless of socioeconomic status, has equal access to quality legal representation. Each day, she makes her dream a reality through her exercise of leadership and service in the community.