Landmark Third Avenue South bridge over I-94 to be rededicated to honor Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton
Monday, 18 February 2013 14:18
A special project announced by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to honor former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton is underway. The City of Minneapolis will renovate the landmark, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired bridge on Third Avenue South over Interstate 94 and rededicate it as the "Sharon Sayles Belton Bridge." The plaza at the foot of the north side of the bridge will feature a new public artwork that will honor Mayor Sayles Belton's historic accomplishments.
Prosecutors: Keep guns from hands of people with history of violence
Monday, 18 February 2013 14:08
Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park), Representative John Lesch (DFL-St. Paul) and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the introduction of legislation to allow prosecutors to crack down on those dangerous people who already have committed serious crimes and still possess a gun.
Obama challenges Congress to complete unfinished task
Thursday, 14 February 2013 19:25
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After laying out a progressive agenda for his second term in his inaugural address, President Obama followed up Tuesday night with a series of specific proposals in his State of the Union address that include increasing and indexing the minimum wage, repairing deteriorated infrastructure, and investing in education and clean energy.
Tuskegee's Army ROTC passes on leadership and traditions
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:24
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (January 30, 2013) – During a small, yet solemn ceremony, Tuskegee University's Army ROTC Golden Tiger Battalion installed a new cadet commander in Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James Museum Jan. 30. Michael Benton, a senior aerospace engineering major from Detroit, passed the battalion flag and his command on to Darryl Lenard Lassic, Jr., a senior majoring in supply chain management and hospitality management from Montgomery, Ala.
Rainbow PUSH Coalition Economic Summit post mortem
Friday, 08 February 2013 14:06
The mood was both festive and businesslike at this year's Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in New York City. "For the first time," former U.S. President Bill Clinton opined during his speech last Thursday afternoon, "[minorities] are in a position to persuasively argue that the economic inequality, which exists in America today, is a severe strain on the economic future of all Americans."
The election of President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood’s success in securing political power in the Arab Spring has brought a new brand of Muslim leader to the public arena — men with beards.
So often we find ourselves involved in activities without fully understanding why, as occasionally is the case during our annual observance of Black History Month. This celebration is our most meaningful opportunity to promote cultural awareness, provide direction for our young and take pride in our collective historical accomplishments.
Pillsbury United Communities moves headquarters to West Broadway
Friday, 08 February 2013 10:50
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Coalition
Pillsbury United Communities has been creating choice, change and connection in Minneapolis since 1879, when Pillsbury House was founded to help support the community in a holistic manner. Like the settlement house movement that Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) grew out of, the organization's mission "recognizes the complex causes and effects of social and economic inequalities and works to effect positive change by connecting individuals and building meaningful relationships."
President Obama examines North Minneapolis violence reduction as model for national gun violence legislation
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 16:53
Special to NNPA from McFarlane Media, By Harry Colbert, Jr., Contributing Editor, and Al McFarlane, Editor-in-Chief, Insight News
Minneapolis – During the 1990s Minneapolis earned the dubious moniker, Murderapolis for its high number of shootings and murders, but the city is now being hailed as a national model in reducing crime.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.