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Feb 11th


Voting block Power: The new Black power

Voting block Power: The new Black powerThis November the citizens of Minnesota will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would require presentation of a photo ID before voting. This is a part of a national effort to suppress the voting power of people of color, the elderly, immigrants, college students and military personnel. We are not confused about the negative impact passage of this proposed amendment will have on African Americans, and the insult it would be to the blood that has been shed to win our right to vote.

Slack, advocates seek foreclosure solutions

Slack, advocates seek foreclosure solutionsWASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, Minnesota faith leaders traveled to the nation's capital to meet with top Obama Administration officials at the White House about implementing bold solutions to the housing crisis that has enveloped Minnesota.

Nielsen Study: Black media more ‘relevant’ to Black consumers

Nielsen Study: Black media more ‘relevant’ to Black consumersWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Companies that fail to advertise with Black media are missing an opportunity to effectively reach nearly 43 million African Americans whose $967 billion annual buying power is projected to exceed $1 trillion in three years, according to the new study released by Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).

International Day of Peace

Sometimes during quiet moments, I remember the heart-wrenching day last spring when my daughter, while relaxing on our family porch, was suddenly grazed by a bullet. If it had come any closer to her heart, she would have died. Although this happened in my St Paul neighborhood, I know there are communities all over the world where violence is a daily occurrence.

Dateline Spain

Dateline SpainSEVILLE, SPAIN - Hello Insight Readers!

This is Abeni Hill reporting from Spain. I have been in Seville, Spain, about a week and I am already learning so much about the culture and city of Seville and Spain as a whole. During my semester in Spain I hope to give you an inside look at all types of different aspects of Spanish culture such as art and dance to the daily ritual of the siesta, a nap period in the middle of the day.

My first journal entry is inspired by my many trials and errors during my first week in Europe; I call it Abeni's Top 5 rules for traveling and/or studying abroad in a different country.

Ellison calls for party unity following DFL primaries

Ellison calls for party unity following DFL primariesWeeks after several hard-fought primary races – one so hotly contested, a recount was needed to determine the victor – one of the DFL deans called for party unity.

US Rep. Keith Ellison held a breakfast at his West Broadway campaign office with several of the candidates in attendance as a show of party unity. All of the candidates pledged to support efforts to defeat two November ballot initiatives – one to force voters to show state-issued identification in order to cast a ballot, and the other to ban gay marriage.

Video captures cop kicking unarmed suspect

Video captures cop kicking unarmed suspect

Community leaders are calling on the St. Paul Police Department and its chief to harshly deal with an officer who is seen in a video kicking an unarmed man.

Pictured: Eric Hightower displays a bruised face, injuries he says he received at the hands of officers of the St. Paul Police Department.


Turning a dream into reality

Turning a dream into reality

Last week, we celebrated the 49th anniversary of the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs.

This historic march on Washington was the beginning of Dr. King's focus on national economic inequality.  Sadly while progress has been made in the last half-century to advance economic and racial justice, the need for affordable housing and greater economic equality are still obstacles in the path of realizing Dr. King's dream.

Pictured (left to right): Dedrick Muhammad and Jimmy Zhang


August 28 - A Story of American Struggle

 August 28 - A Story of American Struggle

WASHINGTON - Next year this nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 2013. Many of you will be on your way to DC to honor the legacy of a movement that helped liberate, not only African Americans but all Americans from the chains of legalized segregation.

Pictured: U.S. Representative John Lewis


GOP worst showing with Black voters in modern history

Only 2% Say They Will Support the Romney/Ryan Ticket

Data Say GOP Leaders “Seem Hostile to Minorities”

Dehn wins recount by 20 votes

Raymond Dehn is in fact the winner of the DFL Primary for the State House Seat in Senate District 59(B).

Terra Cole, who lost to Dehn in the Aug. 14 primary by just 19 votes, requested a recount to verify the validity of the results. At the conclusion of primary voting, Dehn had 876 votes to Cole's 857. Ian Alexander, who also competed in the primary, received 627 votes.

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