What an unsettling article about the MCTC, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, regarding its unfair and hypocritical treatment in rendering a threatening reprimand to the biracial English professor, Shannon Gibney, for addressing structural racism in the U.S. only because two (2) caucasian students in her class felt uncomfortable about the subject.
Although the mission is for the Green Line to connect communities and make travel more efficient, the construction process has severed customer traffic and left Arnellia's (like many businesses along the Central Corridor) in the red.
Donna Brazile, political commentator, strategist, author and adjunct professor, will deliver the keynote speech at the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. This event will be hosted by General Mills Foundation and United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:20
Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Nearly 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty, a new report finds that robust social safety net programs are slowly leading the nation to victory.
According to the report, "Trends in Poverty With an Anchored Supplemental Poverty Measure," the poverty rate has dropped 40 percent since 1967, as a result of provisions such as housing vouchers, free school lunch unemployment benefits, Social Security, food stamps, and more. Without these programs, the researchers find, the percentage of Americans living in poverty would be twice as high.
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 17:05
EarthTalk®, E - The Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: What are "dark factories" and are they good for the environment? -- Mitchell Pearson, Erie, PA
So-called dark factories—otherwise known as "lights out" or "automatic" factories—are manufacturing facilities that do not depend on human labor to get work done. While they may have some benefits for the environment they are certainly not beneficial overall considering the impact widespread adoption would have on needed jobs.
FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Study shows racial gap in pension, retirement savings
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 16:49
New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman
"Facts on Ethnic Elders" is a monthly column on research findings about ethnic elders present and future. It is supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.
"People of color face particularly severe challenges in preparing for retirement," states a new report titled, "Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States," by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).
Friendship Academy of the Arts students give back to the community
Friday, 03 January 2014 13:31
The students of Friendship Academy of the Arts (FAA) shared in the spirit of giving this season by sharing the gift of art. Although in the midst of testing, FAA students found it necessary – and were empowered –to give back to the community in a way they thought best, which was the giving of themselves in a musical performance along with some handcrafted gift items for the residents of Providence Place Senior Living located in south Minneapolis.
Friday, 03 January 2014 11:21
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – Nearly a month after his death, there is a bitter struggle to define – and, in many instances, re-define – the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president.
The mission continues: New year brings new methods
Thursday, 02 January 2014 16:05
Scott Gray, President/CEO, Minneapolis Urban League
The essence of a new year is that it brings forth new opportunities and new possibilities for an organization to grow, change, and transform. January is the time when individuals as well as organizations reflect on lessons learned from the prior year, and use this wisdom for continuous improvement in the coming year.