TSA commends Metro Transit Minneapolis-St. Paul for highest security levels
Monday, 22 July 2013 11:58
Washington, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has commended Metro Transit Minneapolis-St. Paul as one of 16 rail and public transportation agencies from across the nation for earning TSA's highest rating of "Gold Standard" on the agency's most recent Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) for their dedication to building a strong security program.
State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion, (DFL-59) has joined the Jackie Cherryhomes for Mayor Campaign as its co-chair. Champion will serve in his new capacity alongside former City Councilmember Kathleen O'Brien, and prominent attorney and former City Councilmember Walter Rockenstein.
Department of Justice Petition: One million people
Monday, 22 July 2013 10:49
As of last Tuesday morning, one million people have signed an NAACP petition asking the Department of Justice to pursue federal and civil rights charges against George Zimmerman after he was founded not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Big Daddy Kane to headline KMOJ stage at FLOW Northside Arts Crawl
Friday, 19 July 2013 16:14
A quarter century after blessing hip-hop with his “Long Live The Kane” debut, Big Daddy Kane is back at it.
Most recently, Kane released a single produced by DJ Premier titled "28 Bars of Kane" in honor of the new Air Jordan XX8 sneaker release. One of hip-hop's most lyrical, diverse, innovative, and trend-setting M.C.s, this baritone voiced, dapper M.C. was the one to bring the "playa" element to hip-hop. Kane’s lyrical gymnastics and passion for soul music make him an irreplaceable figure.
McClaurin joins staff at Federal Executive Institute
Friday, 19 July 2013 16:06
Dr. Irma McClaurin, anthropologist, administrator, and writer, completed the four-week Leadership for a Democratic Society Executive Training Program at the Federal Executive Institute (FIE) in Charlottesville, Va., this past of June.
Friday, 19 July 2013 15:37
Scott Gray, MUL President/CEO
Last week a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. As a father of two black boys, a leader in this community, and a citizen in this nation, I am saddened and deeply concerned by the verdict in the case. For those of us who wanted to see Justice served, we feel betrayed and outraged. This verdict illustrates how the deep-rooted ugliness of bias can be masked in a system that rarely protects those who it was not designed to serve. When you consider the many advancements we have witnessed in our lifetime, it is disappointing that our country is not as far ahead as we would hope. These actions confirm our work is far from over and we must continue to persist every day to achieve equality for all.
Sanford residents worried about their city's future
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:09
James Harper Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier
SANFORD, FLA. – Now that George Zimmerman has been found not guilty and the news media are packing to leave Sanford, residents are concerned about the future of their city and the lives of other Black teens who may be walking their streets and are killed on their way home.