McCollum, Ellison mourn the passing of Jim Oberstar
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:44
Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Congressman Keith Ellison issued statements mourning the death of former Minnesota Congressman James L. Oberstar, 79, who represented Minnesota's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011.
Congresswoman Hahn walks out in defense of President Obama
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:41
The Los Angeles Sentinel
Rep. Janice Hahn walked out of the National Day of Prayer event last Thursday, because of outrageous and slanderous remarks made by James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian advocacy group Focus on the Family.
Applications are open now for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 2014 Organizing Corps. The program is devoted to training a new generation of diverse, relentless and inspired organizers across the nation, said House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi this week in a note to party leaders.
SEIU Minnesota State Council endorses Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park mayor
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:19
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council, endorsed Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park mayor.
Following a member-driven screening process, SEIU members, including 800 members who live and work in Brooklyn Park, chose to endorse Joy because of what the union called her extensive professional experience and her proven history fighting for working families in Brooklyn Park.
Each year, nearly 250,000 children nationwide enter the foster care system.
Of that, about half remain in the system for a significant duration of time. And the older the child, the less likely are the chances for adoption. In many ways, these kids are part of a forgotten population, but one area organization is seeking to bring greater awareness to these sometimes forgotten children; and most importantly, find permanent adoptive homes for the kids.
Blacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, one of the nation's highest disparities, according to FBI statistics. Minnesota 2020's latest report, Collateral Costs, finds these disproportionate arrest rates further exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.
Thursday, 01 May 2014 13:23
Al McFarlane, Editor-in-Chief
Callie Riser and Norma Miller were among the hundreds of Twin Cities residents engaged in a two-day event on African-American genealogy at the beginning of last month at downtown Minneapolis Central Library.
Sen. Champion expungement legislation passes Senate floor
Monday, 28 April 2014 15:38
State Senator Bobby Joe Champion's bipartisan legislation to clarify and strengthen Minnesota's expungement laws passed off the Senate Floor today by a vote of 41 to 25. The legislation aims to maintain public safety while allowing those who have served their time to have their records sealed so they can more easily secure employment and housing.
SEIU Minnesota State Council endorses Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park Mayor
Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:59
Brooklyn Park, Minn. ¬-- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council, including 800 members who live and work in Brooklyn Park, is excited to announce its endorsement of Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park Mayor. Following a member-driven screening process, SEIU members chose to endorse Joy because of her extensive professional experience and her proven history fighting for working families in Brooklyn Park.