Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:31
Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A record-high 356 temperatures were tied or broken across the contiguous United States in 2012, marking the warmest year ever in American history. Over that same period, widespread droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, snowstorms, and superstorms put a nearly $110 billion dent in the economy.
And according to environmental activists, that's something Blacks should be concerned about.
Urban View replays Maya Angelou's final radio interview + a statement from Aretha Franklin
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:21
May 28, 2014
As the nation and the world mourn the loss of one of our greatest authors, activists and human rights advocates, hosts on SiriusXM Urban View are memorializing Dr. Maya Angelou with commentary, clips and celebrity eulogies throughout the day.
For Asian immigrants, mental health an 'invisible problem'
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:25
New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: May 21, 2014
NEW YORK — In a small reception area of the Henry Street Settlement's Community Consultation Center in Manhattan's Lower East Side, a couple of young Asian women sit far apart from each other on maroon chairs lined up against the wall.
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:22
State Senator Bobby Joe Champion
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 the Legislature adjourned Sine Die with many accomplishments, and because we must compromise, there are a few things I am not 100% pleased with. We came into the legislative session with the first budget surplus in decades. The $1.2 billion surplus allowed legislators to look at various ways to invest in needed programs while making sure our budget remained on stable footing.
Arrival of first enslaved Africans in the English Colony of Virginia commemorated in Hampton, Virginia August 15, 16, and 20
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:04
--Events to take place at The American Theatre and Fort Monroe--
Hampton, VA- August 15th, 16th, and 20th, honor the First Africans who arrived in America on English occupied territory at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe) at the Fourth annual African Landing Day Commemoration, a program being presented by the City of Hampton, Project 1619 Inc., National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, and the Hampton 1619 Commission.
Target Field Station: From transit line to transit system
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:20
Target Field Station opened last week creating a central, multi-modal transportation hub and community gathering space in downtown Minneapolis.
According to Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, widely viewed as a regional transportation visionary, Target Field Station embodies the principles of open transit by integrating all modes of transit within a strategy of economic development which focuses on architecture that creates iconic indoor and outdoor spaces, appeals to passengers, residents, office workers and visitors alike, as well as integrating culture with transit.
DFL endorsed for Brooklyn Park Mayor: Joy Marsh Stevens poised to make history
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:17
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Brooklyn Park is the second most diverse city in Minnesota but one would not know it by looking at its elected officials.
In the history of the city, which was incorporated in 1969, Brooklyn Park has never had a non-white council member or mayor. Joy Marsh Stevens is looking to change all of that as she seeks to become the city's next Mayor. And with the endorsements rolling in, March Stevens, who is African-American, is primed to make history.
Climate change: Disproportionate impact on people of color
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:06
Minneapolis, MN—On May 15, Green For All and The Sierra Club hosted a public forum at Kwanzaa Community Church, located at 3700 Bryant Avenue North, to discuss the realities of climate change and its disproportionate effect on people of color. The event included a panel discussion moderated by United States Representative Keith Ellison (Democrat-District 5), spoken word, and a passionate performance by the Minneapolis High School for the Recording Arts' Green Team, a youth hip-hop group dedicated to environmental justice.
"Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art " at Walker Art Center... Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator; Fionn Meade, Walker coordinating curator; artist Jamal Cyrus and artist Maren Hassenger.