Rep. Moran receives National Award for legislative service
Thursday, 03 October 2013 11:18
This week, Rep. Rena Moran (DFL – St. Paul) was selected as a 2013 WiLL Pacesetter and honored at a national conference, "Women at the Tables of Power," sponsored by the Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) of Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), in Washington, DC.
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:17
Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, NNPA Columnist
It's my pleasure to introduce you to Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-Consumer 2013 Report. This is Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association's third comprehensive, in-depth report on African-American consumers. I along with Cloves Campbell, chairman of the NNPA; Rev. Jacques DeGraff who is the co-chair of Nielsen's External African-American Advisory Council, officially released the report at a press conference during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 43rd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
On behalf of the family of the late Richard C. Estes, thank you for all acts of kindness shown following his passing.
It's difficult to put all my thoughts into words, but I very much appreciate your kind words, deeds and gestures at a time when these things mean so much. I thank God for friends and community such as you!
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:08
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Friday, 27 September 2013 11:26
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of high-profile gun violence in the nation’s capital and Chicago, President Barack Obama told members of the Congressional Black Caucus and their dinner guests that he will renew his effort to persuade Congress to pass legislation toughening the nation’s gun laws.
Minnesota leads the nation in affordable healthcare
Friday, 27 September 2013 10:54
Governor Dayton released a statement Wednesday, September 25 following a U. S. Department of Health and Human Services report which shows that Minnesota will have the lowest average monthly premiums in the country for those buying health insurance through the health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act:
Friday, 27 September 2013 10:25
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Coalition
Before even serving the first course of its ten-course tasting menu when it opened September 18th, UMAMI by Travail had already generated much excitement among the Twin Cities and national culinary communities. Online ticket reservations for the first two weeks sold out within 24 hours. Fortunately, the team at the Asian comfort food-inspired pop-up restaurant at 904 West Broadway has proved itself worthy, dazzling food critics and average customers from its local Northside community alike.
The Affordable Care Act –will help make health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans. For African Americans, like other racial and ethnic minorities, the law will address inequities and will increase access to quality, affordable health coverage, invest in prevention and wellness, and give individuals and families more control over their care.
Blocked nomination of first Black openly gay federal judge
Friday, 27 September 2013 09:22
(MIAMI)— Tuesday, Senator Marco Rubio blocked the appointment of Judge William L. Thomas, the first African-American openly gay judge to the federal bench. The decision comes a year after Senator Rubio’s initial support of the nomination. Judge Thomas received a “majority well-qualified” grade from the American Bar Association. The following statement was issued by Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP:
(GIN) – Africans on the continent and in the diaspora were in shock and grieving this week over the untimely passing of Kofi Awoonor, 78, from Ghana. He was one of the 68 who perished in the Al-Shabab-initiated assault at the 5-story Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.