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Sep 21st


The business of giving

The business of givingCreative design and marketing company donates half of net profits to charity

In 2009 Jeremy and Krista Carroll were living a pretty good life in New York City with few worries or cares.

Pepper Miller: African American marketing guru

Pepper Miller: African American marketing guruMarketing guru Pepper Miller, president of The Hunter-Miller Group, Chicago, IL addresses the 18th Annual Multicultural Marketing Conference and Awards Luncheon being held 8am – 3pm Wednesday, March 26, at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove Street.

Ellison visits MCTC to encourage students to get insured

Ellison visits MCTC to encourage students to get insuredMNSure reps. on hand to sign up students

With the deadline to sign up for heath insurance without penalty fast approaching, Rep. Keith Ellison was on hand at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) to encourage enrollment.

Ellison (MN-5) said MCTC was the perfect venue to enroll individuals, as the student population at the downtown Minneapolis college is disproportionately uninsured or under insured.

Ranked choice voting 'local options' bill picks up steam

Ranked choice voting 'local options' bill picks up steamST. PAUL-Though both Minneapolis and St. Paul have now used Ranked Choice Voting twice—with tremendous success—they're not the only Minnesota communities interested in smarter, fairer, more representative elections.

Other reform-minded Minnesota cities want to try RCV for local elections. The bipartisan "local options" bill authored by Rep. Steve Simon (H.F. 367) and Sen. Ann Rest (S.F. 335) would give them the tools and the flexibility to do it.

Celebrating Harriet B. Solomon's 80th birthday

Celebrating Harriet B. Solomon's 80th birthdaySt. Peter's AME Church, located at 401 E. 41st St. in south Minneapolis, recently celebrated the 80th birthday of long-time member, Harriet Bowman Solomon. A lifelong Minneapolis resident, Solomon attended Minneapolis Public Schools: Warrington Elementary, Bryant Jr High and Central High. Solomon worked 38 years for Northwest Bell, before her retirement. She was married 39 years to Edward C. Solomon, until his death in 2002.

Collaboration illuminates our artistic genius

Collaboration illuminates our artistic geniusThreads Dance Project will perform this Friday and Saturday (March 21 and March 22) with Grammy Nominated Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Black male initiative must address structural racism

Black male initiative must address structural racismWASHINGTON (NNPA) – If President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative expands educational and work opportunities for young Black and Hispanic males, but fails to address the burdens of structural racism that threaten their lives, the program might not succeed, some community activists believe.

Radio without boundaries: Dean pursues multicultural frontiers

Radio without boundaries: Dean pursues multicultural frontiersIt can be tough trying to be all things to all people.

But since 1978 community radio station KFAI (90.3 FM in Minneapolis, 106.7 FM in St. Paul and online at has been trying to do just that. Offering programming that ranges from "Democracy Now!," a far left leaning syndicated talk show to "Conversations With Al McFarlane," a weekly program focusing on issues of concern to the Twin Cities' African-American community, to "Soul Tools Radio," a hip-hop/soul music show hosted by local music icon, Toki Wright to "The Pop Shop" with Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy who spin "power pop, bubblegum, psychedelic, garage, rock and more," KFAI is trying to offer something for everyone. That is not always an easy task.

Comcast grants enhance digital learning

Comcast grants enhance digital learningComcast announced it is providing $50,000 in grants to non-profit community organizations in St. Paul to create Internet Essentials Learning Zones within the community.

Legacy institutions mobilize community for affordable health insurance

Legacy institutions mobilize community for affordable health insuranceStairstep Foundation, Minneapolis Urban League, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Southside Community Health Services and Pillsbury United Communities are collaborating in an omnibus outreach initiative to insure that African Americans can get the affordable health insurance they need through the state MNsure Health Insurance Exchange.

Simmons College of Kentucky wins accreditation

Simmons College of Kentucky wins accreditationLOUISVILLE – Simmons College has become accredited as the first private Historically Black College and University in Kentucky and is only the second HBCU in the state, along with Kentucky State University, a public institution.

Simmons has just learned that it has been accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
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