The Gateway: Bridge art connects downtown to northside
Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:27
The John Biggers Seed Project (Seed), a public art and design effort that engages renowned African-American artists in mentoring young artists, revealed its designs for a massive art project that seeks to transform the Olson Memorial Highway Bridge over Interstate 94.
At just 28 years of age and not too far removed from college himself, James Barnett is charged with making sure that students at Minneapolis College Preparatory School attend and graduate college themselves.
Women of Color urge Obama to 're-align' My Brother's Keeper
Monday, 23 June 2014 16:02
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; political activist Angela Davis; Anita Hill, a law professor best known for testifying that she had been sexually harassed by future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and economist Julianne Malveau – released a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to expand his White House initiative aimed at Black and Latino males to include women and girls of color.
Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justice
Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:20
Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet
Lawyer, professor, scholar-activist, preacher, mom, volunteer and blogger, Nekima Levy-Pounds has a lot on her plate. The recent Star Tribune blogger (in addition to her writing for MinnPost and TC Daily Planet) is being thrown accolades left and right, but she takes it all in stride.
On June 14, after almost two decades of anticipation, the METRO Green Line (formerly called the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project) officially opened for service during a celebration at Union Depot Station in downtown St. Paul.
'Invest in our girls,' says Liberia's 'Ma Ellen,' if Africa is to rise
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:09
Jun. 16 (GIN) – In an open letter dated June 16 – the International Day of the African Child – Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf warned there would be no "Africa Rising" without a serious investment in young girls.