Frogtown's Youth Farm raises leaders along with Tuscan kale
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 13:06
Stephanie Fox, Global Groceries
Abdi Dahir, a staff member with Youth Farm in Frogtown, looks to be about 16 and speaks about the organization with the confidence of a 29-year-old. It's his second year with the project. "We have three sites in Frogtown," he said. "We're the newest, two years old, but Youth Farm is in five other neighborhoods. Today we built a new compost and we watered the plants." It's almost noon and it's nearly 90 degrees. I ask him his age. "I'm 13," he said.
Monday, 29 July 2013 13:35
Paige Elliott, TC Daily Planet
You couldn't have asked for better weather for the Rondo Days Grand Parade and Festival in Saint Paul, Saturday, July 20. The temperature was comfortably warm and the skies clear, as young and old gathered to celebrate the 30 Year Anniversary of the Rondo Days Festival.
Heritage Park Senior Services held its First Annual Senior Gala/Prom on Friday, June 4th, 2013, in the Heritage Park Senior Services Center, 1015 4th Ave N, Minneapolis. The Gala provided older adults with a fun and safe place to interact with one another and helped promote the center’s main goal.
Friday, 26 July 2013 17:09
Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black community joined the world in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela when he turned 95 on July 18. The Nelson Mandela Foundation created the international day of service following Mandela’s 90th birthday to celebrate the legacy of the anti-apartheid leader.
New report demonstrates impossibility of living on the minimum wage in Minnesota
Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:11
For a two-parent, two-child family, it costs $73,526 to secure a decent yet modest living in Minneapolis, a new report released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) finds. In What Families Need to Get By: The 2013 Update of EPI's Family Budget Calculator, Elise Gould, EPI director of health policy research, and her EPI colleagues explain that because poverty thresholds, generally set at the national level, were created to measure serious economic deprivation and do not account for community-specific costs, the dollar amount necessary for a family to attain a secure yet modest living is much higher than conventional estimates.
National Conference in Pittsburgh: Bev Smith ‘challenges’ Black women to become more active
Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:48
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Wednesday, Aug. 28, when most African-Americans will be focusing on the past – the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington – talk show host and activist Bev Smith will be concentrating on the future, kicking off “A Challenge to African American Women,” a 4-day women’s conference in Pittsburgh.
The Board of Directors of St. Stephen’s Human Services announced that Roy Richardson will be joining the agency as Executive Director, effective August 1, 2013. Richardson succeeds former Executive Director, Mikkel Beckmen.