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Mar 29th


Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson honored for efforts in raising awareness about labor protections for domestic workers

Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson honored for efforts in raising awareness about labor protections for domestic workersWashington, DC—Last week, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) hosted "Leading with Love," a special gala and awards dinner celebrating more than 10,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers who work as part of the NDWA every day, as well as the movement's special champions Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson.

Informer wins court battle

Informer wins court battleThe largest African-American newspaper in the District recently won the right to keep its designation to be considered for government contracts.
The Washington Informer Newspaper in Southeast announced a settlement with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer in maintaining its status with the District government as a newspaper of general circulation and a Certified Business Enterprise. Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes expressed her satisfaction with the settlement.

Rybak, U.S. Mayors request middle-class tax fairness

Rybak, U.S. Mayors request middle-class tax fairnessMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will join a series of meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill today with Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders to urge Congress to adopt a bipartisan, balanced approach to deficit reduction that avoids harmful sequestration cuts, promotes economic growth in America's metropolitan areas and preserves middle-class tax cuts.

Area nonprofit working to create home buying opportunities for those hurt by mortgage crisis

The mortgage and credit crunch has hit many Minnesotans especially hard, but one group is working to put people in homes, while at the same time restoring their credit.

Weather related claims and your homeowners’ insurance premiums: They ARE linked!

Many Minnesota homeowners have been surprised this year to see a significant premium increase when they open their homeowner's insurance statement.

2012 Youth Voter Fact Sheet: Turnout was 66% for youth who have any college experience, 35% for others

• Young people without college experience underrepresented
• Non-college youth voters more ethnically diverse than those with college
• 27% swayed by Obama's response to Sandy, vs. 10% of youth with college

Demonstrators want to end Bush tax cuts for richest 2%, to protect working families

Demonstrators want to end Bush tax cuts for richest 2%, to protect working families A group of over forty Minnesotans representing the Americans for Tax Fairness coalition, and including representatives of SEIU, TakeAction Minnesota, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, ISAIAH and CTUL, demonstrated in downtown Minneapolis this morning calling for an end to the Bush Tax Cuts and tax breaks for big corporations. The demonstration coincided with the first week of the congressional lame-duck session where a budget showdown looms.

Obama makes history: Minnesotans reject amendments

Obama makes history:  Minnesotans reject amendmentsBarack Obama made history ... again.

Youth turnout: At least 49%, 22-23 million under-30 voted

Youth vote, strongly for Obama, determines outcome in key battleground states of PA, VA, FL, and OH

Clergy and community leaders celebrate defeat of voter restriction

Clergy and community leaders with ISAIAH celebrated the defeat of the voter restriction amendment last night after months of talking with religious voters in their congregations and neighborhoods.

Obama is Re-elected to Second Term

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After riding to victory in Ohio on the strength of his successful auto bailout plan and a come-from-behind victory in Virginia and possibly Florida, President Barack Obama was re-elected on Tuesday to a second term.
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