Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) gathered the Latino community at Incarnation Catholic Church in south Minneapolis this past Sunday, Aug. 25 to rally support for a nationwide immigration bill that was passed by the Senate on June 27.
High-stepping seniors lead off MAD DADS’ Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day in Minneapolis
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:03
Paige Elliott, TC Daily Planet
High-stepping seniors and hot dogs were among the attractions at the 12th annual "Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day" sponsored by MAD DADS and the Phillips West Neighborhood Organization on Friday, August 16, at Boom Island in Minneapolis.
DHS honors Disparities Reduction Advisory Committee members
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:57
Angelique Cooper-Liberty was recognized at a celebration held Thursday, Aug. 22, to recognize the work of a committee that helped department leaders identify and address disparities in access and outcomes for cultural and ethnic communities served by DHS.
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.