A long time coming: The future of prison phone justice reform
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:24
Dr. Artika R. Tyner
The FCC voted 2-1 to reform interstate phone rates policies.
The recent FCC ruling is a milestone in the road to victory in the arena of prison phone justice reform. This is one step forward in ensuring that the costs of prison phone calls are fair and reasonable. Access to affordable prison phone calls will create opportunities for millions of family members to remain in contact with their incarcerated loved ones.
Friday, 30 August 2013 12:24
Al McFarlane, Editor-In-Chief
“We get the misery, they get the money,” said one elder, describing the frustration being voiced in the Black community at the lack of genuine engagement of Black legacy institutions in connecting Black Minnesotans to the new insurance exchange created by the Obama administration for the purpose of improving access to healthcare.
More than $28 million in grants awarded to 42 states to cover fees charged to low-income students for taking AP tests
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:39
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement (AP) tests.
The "Peoples Stadium" should have the Best Value for the People"
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:45
Football season is upon us and this is by far my favorite time of the year. As the lights glare, teams line up, and the competition begins in Minnesota we will not just be cheering on the team but thinking of the future of football in our town. Later this year, behind the current Metrodome, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stadium to hold our Minnesota Vikings.
As a highlight of the Minneapolis Urban League's 24th annual Family Day celebration, hometown hero, Robert Lavelle Huggar, better known as R.L., former lead singer of R&B group Next returns home to perform.