Twin Cities RISE! recently held "A Rising Tide" Gala at the Nicollet Island Pavilion to celebrate two decades of providing Twin Cities employers with skilled workers – primarily men from communities of color – by training unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage.
Community asked to help plan North Minneapolis WorkForce Education and Career Center to be located at 800 West Broadway
Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:40
On Tuesday, September 30, a community meeting was held at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis to provide a project update and request community feedback on needed employment and training programming and services for the proposed North Minneapolis Education and Career Center to be located 800 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis.
Statements released on the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:27
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to resign after six years at the helm of the Department of Justice. Statements by President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the NAACP.
Needs of our community must be addressed, funding must come into our community as well Legislators get pushback for supporting Black community interests
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:48
Part 1 of a series by Al McFarlane, Editor, Insight News
Excerpts of interview with State Representative Rena Moran, D-65A, on Conversations with Al McFarlane broadcast, September 23, 2014. More to follow featuring attorney Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, and MLK Legacy Council advocate, Verlena Matey-Keke. You can listen to the interview online by following this link: http://www.kfai.org/conversationswithalmcfarlane
227 years and counting: Reflections on the United States Constitution
Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:37
Dr. Artika R. Tyner
Sept. 17 marked the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.
This is a cause for celebration. But, what exactly is the Constitution and why should we celebrate? For many, the Constitution symbolizes an ancient text that a few old men wearing wigs signed after a heated debate in Philadelphia. This is evidenced by the fact that most Americans when tested receive a grade of C minus on Constitutional history. The Constitution is usually read in high school civics class but may not be revisited again during one's lifetime. However, the legacy of the Constitution has far greater significance than what meets the eye. The Constitution represents the foundation of American heritage and offers a reflection of our Nation's past, present, and future.
HARTEAU SNUBS BLACK COMMUNITY: Police Chief claimed members of community would be threat
Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:32
Harry Colbert, Jr.
It appears that no one is safe in Minneapolis – not even the city's chief of Police.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau was scheduled to be a part of a community listening session on Sept. 18 at Sabathani Community Center in south Minneapolis, but a couple of hours before the event was to take place, the chief pulled out citing "credible information" of a planned attack on her.