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Oct 30th


A great migration of our own

A great migration of our ownA Black History Month speech delivered at the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition Black History Month Breakfast, 2013

I bring you the greetings and well-wishes of the board of directors and members of the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce who stand with you in your quest to bring businesses together to make sure the West Broadway Corridor is thriving and filled with sound and successful businesses.

Complaints allege unfair hiring

Complaints allege unfair hiringInstead of employing capable and qualified workers, many claim the Target Corporation would rather employ unfair hiring practices that disproportionately exclude African-Americans. 

Special Report: China emerges from shadow of the U.S.

Special Report: China emerges from shadow of the U.S.(FIRST IN A SERIES)

BEIJING (NNPA) – When Americans think of China, it is usually a faded image frozen in time. It is an old film, shot in what could pass as the beginning of time, of cold, dour, high-stepping soldiers bouncing past a review stand in unison with a rifle resting on one shoulder and both eyes fixed on the box of dignitaries sitting to the side.

Profiles in excellence: Micah Hines

Profiles in excellence: Micah HinesBeing a trailblazer is Micah Hines' legacy.

The age old debate of is it nature or nurture can be waged when discussing why Hines, who is the general counsel to Gov. Mark Dayton, so seemingly effortlessly has ascended to such heights as to become the first African-Americans to serve a Minnesota governor as general counsel. People can debate if she was nurtured by her parents and grandparents and thus acquired the tools of leadership and service, or was it by nature just supposed to be that way.

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce launches new fund for North Minneapolis

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce launches new fund for North MinneapolisThe Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) announced that it is launching a new small business initiative fund, the Small Business Impact Fund (SBIF), to help minority-owned businesses based in North Minneapolis.

Beyond reflections, we need a 2013 movement

Each Black History Month, for many African Americans there is always a deeper reflection on the events of the past and how our history has shaped the present and the implications for our future.

Area organization calls for ranked choice voting statewide

Area organization calls for ranked choice voting statewideIn what supporters say will give the voter a greater voice in election outcomes, growing calls are being made for ranked choice voting.

Security officers strike today

Just after 4:00 a.m. this morning, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 security officers reached a tentative agreement with American Security, one of seven firms whose security officer workers are represented by the union. The remaining six employers would not agree to the tentative deal, however, precipitating a one day strike today from 6am to 2pm. American Security is the market leader in the Twin Cities. Due to the tentative agreement, security officers will not be striking against American Security.

SiriusXM's B. Smith interviews First Lady Michelle Obama

SiriusXM's B. Smith interviews First Lady Michelle ObamaNEW YORK, NY– February 26, 2013 - Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that SiriusXM host B. Smith will interview First Lady Michelle Obama on the third anniversary of "Let's Move!," the national campaign she launched with the goal of ending childhood obesity within one generation.

Minnesotans with Chicago roots speak out on the killings in their hometown

In all of last year Minneapolis tallied a total of 41 murders – Chicago had already eclipsed that number in January of 2013 – and the death toll keeps rising.

Food fight: Seeking a recipe for school safety, respect, and inclusion

Food fight: Seeking a recipe for school safety, respect, and inclusionMinneapolis School Board Member Hussein Samatar and the South High School Somali-American students are calling on Minneapolis School District to better provide for their safety and to hire Somali speaking staff members.
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