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Aug 28th


One hour television program examines how predatory financial practices harm people and communities

"Borrowing Trouble" on Conversations With Al McFarlane tapes Tuesday, April 30 during Financial Literacy Month in Minnesota

A one hour television program to be taped during Financial Literacy Month in Minnesota examines how predatory home lending, payday loans, credit discrimination and other practices take unfair advantage of people who are financially struggling.

Host Al McFarlane, editor in chief of Insight News, explores these issues with a panel of experts as part of his ongoing Conversations with Al McFarlane public policy television series.

White House aides defend Obama budget proposal

White House aides defend Obama budget proposalWASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget focuses on job creation, strengthening the middle class, and cutting the deficit.

Reclaiming the narrative: A key step in eradicating racism in America

Reclaiming the narrative: A key step in eradicating racism in AmericaJust 100 miles from where Trayvon Martin was killed, the slaying of an unarmed Black teenager that unleashed intense racial anger and antagonism, there is a new example of the racism and racial insensitivities that continue to punctuate our society.

Seventh Annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards celebrate Minnesota Racial Equity Leaders

Seventh Annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards celebrate Minnesota Racial Equity Leaders The Saint Paul Foundation on April 29, 2013 will honor five anti-racism advocates at the seventh annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards at 6:00 p.m. at the Prom Event Center, located at 484 Inwood Avenue North, Oakdale, MN. "We are proud to host this annual event that celebrates the leadership and courage of individuals working to end racism in Minnesota," says Carleen Rhodes, president and CEO of The Saint Paul Foundation. "We believe their work is vitally important to helping to end Minnesota's racial disparities and to ensure equal access and opportunity for all."

Toyota Unveils the 2013 Avalon: "Great cars do not happen without great people"

Toyota Unveils the 2013 Avalon: Toyota recently unveiled their 2013 Avalon at a press junket in Cincinnati. The event not only provided the media in attendance with a look at the newly designed vehicle, but also an inside look at the company who makes it and their strong commitment to diversity.

Making it to the Motherland

Making it to the MotherlandChoosing to answer the call of one's spirit-work is a sometimes difficult choice when confronted with the realities of life and survival, but in 2007, that is what I did, leaving the certainty of a job as a Vice-President to chase passion. And over the past six years, the more I persist in honoring purposeful work, what my soul compels me to view as divine assignments, the more opportunity seems to present itself to me.

Racial mockery at Hopkins High sparks outrage; Black student handcuffed

Racial mockery at Hopkins High sparks outrage;  Black student handcuffedIt seems like a case of when keeping it wrong goes real.

What started as a celebration of the Hopkins High School's cross country ski team qualifying for the state tournament culminated is outrage, signs in protest and the suspension and criminal charges of two African-American students who decried what they felt was racial mockery. And, according to supporters of the African-American students, no disciplinary action was taken against the white students who openly mocked African-Americans.

HUD kicks off Fair Housing month with launch of national media campaign

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) today launched a national media campaign to educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

THE MOORE THERAPY MOVEMENT: Are you your sister's keeper?

Dear Dr. Moore:

I have a best friend, someone I have been friends with for the past ten years. About five years ago, I found out that the love of her life was cheating on her. When I told her, she got really upset with me. She did not believe me. Well I think she secretly already knew, but she did not want to admit it. She stopped talking to me for about a year. After our time apart, we became friends again, but we no longer discuss the relationships we have with our significant others. Interestingly enough, she is still with the same guy. As recent as last week, I found out through another source, that he is still up to no good. What should I do? Do I tell her, when I think she probably already knows and risk ruining our friendship? Or do I simply turn a blind eye? Any thoughts would be helpful.

Rally planned to support grandmother who lost court battle to raise her grandchildren

Rally planned to support grandmother who lost court battle to raise her grandchildrenCrying out for the release her granddaughters from the foster care system, Dorothy Dunning has been fighting for custody of her grandchildren for the past three years.

Lawsuit demands audit of Venture Village

Ventura Village resident James Cook has filed a lawsuit against Ventura Village Neighborhood Association (VVNA)and its board chair Bob Albee alleging actions of the organization's leadership and management are inconsistent with its by-laws and decisions made run counter to best practices in accountability and transparency.
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