The opening event of the 30th annual Rondo Days Festival is a reception to honor the Red Caps, the station porters who welcomed and served travelers and the railroad industry at the St. Paul Union Depot for more than 78 years. As part of the renovation of this historic train station, the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) is commemorating these men by establishing the Red Cap Room at the depot's second floor. All former Red Caps, their families and friends are invited to attend the dedication ceremonies at the St. Paul Union Depot, 214 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, 2nd Floor on Friday, July 12, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
The Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL) symposium geared toward training staffers on how to unearth and report gross human rights abuses, including war related massacres taking place around the world, ended last week with participants pledging to work together to end a "culture of impunity" by perpetrators of genocides.
Monday, 10 June 2013 10:52
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported that nearly 140,000 low-income families could lose rental assistance and "thousands of other low-income families using vouchers could face sharp rent increases because of sequestration."
Friday, 07 June 2013 09:20
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
ATLANTA (NNPA) – Sacramento, Calif. Mayor Kevin Johnson, the newly-elected president of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM), told his colleagues that if they don’t improve the lives of their constituents, they don’t deserve to remain in office.
The 25th annual Twin Cities' Juneteenth celebration takes place Saturday, June 15 at the North Mississippi Regional Park, 5114 North Mississippi Dr., Minneapolis. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Organizers say as one of the nation's largest cultural celebrations, the area Juneteenth celebration boasts an estimated attendance of more than 25,000 Minnesotans. This year's theme is Remembering the Past, to Heal the Present to Succeed in the Future.
Black students flocking to STEM fields, yet businesses pushing for more temporary workers
Thursday, 06 June 2013 09:56
Over last weekend, young people watched or read about President Obama speaking at Morehouse College and first lady Michelle Obama addressing the graduates of Bowie State University. Hopefully they were inspired by seeing so many young and gifted people finishing the course they chose to follow. Well, here is a little known set of facts.
Zimmerman's team will seek to discredit Trayvon Martin
Monday, 03 June 2013 00:00
George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whether George Zimmerman goes on trial as scheduled June 10 for killing Trayvon Martin or he gets the 6-week delay requested by his lawyer, it is clear from court filings that part of the defense strategy involves depicting the 17-year-old dead Black youth as a troublemaker and pot head.
Duncan: Prevent student loan interest rates from doubling July 1
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:13
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Congress should extend current student loan interests rates beyond the July 1 scheduled rate hike and work to find solution shields students from the burden of deficit reduction.
Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:03
Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates.