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Feb 11th


The 13th Grade: A Career Pathways Solution

Growing numbers of Twin Cities young adults are not prepared for the modern workforce and ill-prepared relative to mastery of basic skills; they lack a defined career path, and do not possess the range of skills that employers require. For far too many of these young adults, in the absence of a career and life plan, mentoring and coaching, they succumb to the lure of the streets and become sucked into the pipeline to prison. We have seen these young people in our communities and in our families. This is my wife's younger brother, this is my young cousin, this is the young brother hanging at the corner store, these are the young men and women we care about who need a pathway to success.

"In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul"

Event includes evening performances and daytime student workshop honoring Memphis Soul Sound

Judge orders mediation as Rep. Ellison and community rally to halt Rose McGee eviction

Judge orders mediation as Rep. Ellison and community rally to halt Rose McGee evictionClose to 50 community members rallied in support of Rose McGee as she faced off against Fannie Mae in settlement court alleging wrongful foreclosure.

OBITUARY: Christopher was active in community affairs

OBITUARY: Christopher was active in community affairsJames Edward Christopher was born in Minneapolis, on Jan. 2, 1926. Christopher is preceded in death by his parents; George and Bertha Christopher, his four siblings George Christopher, Jr., Florence Christopher, Rosemary Christopher, Ernest Christopher and his stepson Joseph Simmons.

Commissioners outline Governor Dayton’s budget priorities

Commissioners outline Governor Dayton’s budget prioritiesFor years, residents of North Minneapolis have felt slighted by state leaders, but Gov. Mark Dayton and his administration have been making efforts to reach out to citizens on the north side.

100% college-bound at Minneapolis College Prep

100% college-bound at Minneapolis College PrepBy now, it is no secret that Minneapolis and much of the surrounding Twin Cities has one of the worst student achievement gaps in the nation when it comes to children of color.

Profiles in Excellence: Justin Terrell rages against the machine

Profiles in Excellence: Justin Terrell rages against the machineThe system is broken and it needs to be fixed.

For Justin Terrell it is just that simple. The current way the country goes about servicing and caring for its poor is in dysfunction. In the eyes of Terrell, something has to change, and he is at the forefront of a growing movement for change. Make no mistake, Terrell is not just a voice for change, he is quickly becoming an agent for change. The 32-year-old former college football running back, is attacking poverty in the same bruising style in which he ran the ball.

Yes! There's (now) an app for that

Yes! There's (now) an app for thatWASHINGTON, DC - Supporters of African-American businesses across the country can now access real-time information to locate providers of goods and services, no matter where they are in America.

Black Press: A catalyst for change

Since the founding of Freedom's Journal in 1827, the Black Press has played a significant role in the lives African-Americans. Following are examples of the impact of Black publications through the years.

Black women get the job done

Black women get the job doneWashington, DC - Over 300 Black women from ten states traveled to the US Capitol recently to urge representatives to pass policies and programs that empower Black and underserved families, especially single mothers and the working-poor. Issues the women addressed as they visited the offices of their congressional leaders included: public education, gun violence and the creation of jobs with livable wages.

President Barack Obama on the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2013 – Three years ago today, I signed into law the principle that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick. The Affordable Care Act will give hard-working, middle class families the health care security they deserve and protect every American from the worst insurance company abuses. Already, millions of seniors are saving $600 a year on their prescription drugs. Millions of young people have been able to stay on their family's health plan until age 26. Preventive care, like mammograms for women and wellness visits for seniors, is covered free of charge. Most importantly, for the sake of our fiscal future, the growth of health care costs is beginning to slow. In fact, last year, Medicaid costs fell for the first time in decades.
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