Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:40
Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Special to The Informer
The protests began in Ferguson, exploding after the prosecutor announced that the policeman who killed Michael Brown would not be brought to trial. They spread across the country after the Staten Island grand jury refused to charge the policeman who strangled Eric Garner, killing him on camera. Now, as others –Tamir Rice, John Crawford III, Akai Gurley – are added to the list of casualties, the marches keep on building.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:16
Ed Felien, Southside Pride
The public attack on Mayor Hodges by John Delmonico of the Minneapolis Police Federation, in crudely trying to associate her with gang members in what became known as Pointergate, has backfired big time. It quickly became a national joke, but it laid bare the antagonism between the mayor and the many reactionary elements in the MPD. Just prior to that, Chief Harteau refused to go to a community meeting in South Minneapolis because she feared for her safety. The community in South Minneapolis was outraged.
Under high pressure, Minneapolis City Council reverses #Lattelevy vote
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:03
Katie Nelson, TC Daily Planet
Local activists obtained a rare victory Wednesday evening after the Minneapolis City Council voted to reverse their decision to cut $225,000 from a racial equity program and a clean energy initiative — a cut deemed #Lattelevy.
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 16:31
Soya Jung, Race Files, A project of CHANGELAB
A new generation of young Black leaders have ignited a movement. They have awakened the nation and the world to the longstanding, daily brutality of state violence against Black lives. There have been daily protests against police brutality in U.S. cities for over four months now, disrupting business as usual, shutting down intersections, bridges, tunnels, transit stations, and highways with clear demands for justice and accountability. And they won't stop soon.
Elected Black Republicans not expected to be a plus for the community
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 16:22
Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community.
AS NNPA PREPARES FOR 75TH ANNIVERSARY: Chavis: Black press now mainstream
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 16:12
Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called.
FedEx employees deliver for students at the Urban League Academy
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 15:48
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Thanks to the employees of several area FedEx locations the holidays got a lot brighter for the students at the Urban League Academy (ULA).
After hearing some of the heart-wrenching stories of the life tribulations for many of the students at the Minneapolis Contract Alternative school run by the Minneapolis Urban League, FedEx employees sprang into action. The employees showed up on Dec. 18 at the Urban League Academy, 2201 Blaisdell Ave. S., with a FedEx truckload of gifts for each of the 86 students enrolled at the school. The gifts fulfilled both needs and wants of the students, grades 6 – 12.