After enduring months of setbacks brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey from the National Association of Realtors® shows that more than nine in 10 of its members believe they are in the process of recovering as many states start to reopen their economies.
For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its corporate ethos.
Call it bittersweet, but Louis Hunter is finally receiving well-earned recognition for his vegan restaurant Trio Plant-Based in Uptown, Minneapolis. The cousin of Philando Castile has been covered by prestigious food publications in the country such as Delish, Bon Appetit and VegNews. His mo…
Governor Tim Walz announced Tuesday that The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is now accepting applications for its Small Business Relief Grants Program which was approved by the Minnesota State Legislature and signed by Walz on June 16, 2020.
UnitedHealth Group plans to pay the college tuitions of George Floyd’s children as well as donate over $10 million to help rebuild Twin Cities neighborhoods damaged during almost a week of protests. Five million dollars and 25,000 hours of employee volunteer service will be allocated to help…
PHILADELPHIA – As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the intern…
OKOMO, Ind. – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) last week began mass production of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.“Thousands of men and women at GM, Ventec, our suppliers and the Kokomo community have rall…
“In order to understand white supremacy, we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.” – Kwame Ture (formerly Stokley Carmichael)
A new partnership between NBA great Dr. Shaquille O'Neal and Miles College (Alabama) will help bring a Papa John's Pizzeria to every Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campus in the nation.
The Twin Cities Black Affinity group will host its fall biannual, Twin Cities Black Affinity Network Development Day (TC BANDD), at the University of St. Thomas’ downtown Minneapolis campus this coming Saturday (Nov. 8).
OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Petty Officer 2nd Class Micah Clark-Fleming, a Park Center graduate, joined the Navy because of a drive to serve all and continue the tradition of past family members who had served.
The Old National Bank Foundation, philanthropic arm of Old National Bank, presented checks for $50,000 to Big Brother Big Sisters Twin Cities, and $7,500 to Better Futures Minnesota, a nonprofit that works to transform the lives of men who were previously incarcerated.
After months of construction and shuttered doors, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum in Southeast will reopen to the public on Oct. 13.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is offering fellowships and internships for the coming year.
When companies announce a commitment towards achieving more corporate diversity, what do they really mean?
At the beginning of this summer, I wrote an Op-Ed for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). I asked for support for the anti-violence programs around the country and many of you responded. For that, I am grateful.
According to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) wealth building usually begins with that first investment in owning your own home.
Wells Fargo announced another boost to Minnesota diverse small businesses recently with $1 million in grants from its Diverse Community Capital program, which offers capital and technical assistance to minority-owned small businesses through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI…
The lack of affordable housing has caught the attention of Wells Fargo and the banking giant has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle the problem.
The Old National Bank Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Old National Bank, presented a check for $5,000 to KIPP Minnesota, a charter school system dedicated to confronting education achievement disparities in the Twin Cities.
Hennepin County is renewing its investment in two programs designed to grow jobs and businesses in the county.
If you are looking for a new Black-owned business to support, dining at Breakfast Bar, 319 1st Ave. N, Minneapolis, should be on your radar.
Applications are open for the position of Ombudsperson for Corrections to oversee the Office of the Ombudsperson for Corrections, which has the responsibility to investigate any act of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, its institutions and programs.
Hope muncher-in-chief is not a job title you come across often, but that’s how entrepreneur and Minneapolis native, Junita Flowers describes her position at Junita’s Jar.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) named Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association) the top performing MBDA Business Center in the nation for the fourth consecutive year.
The Twin Cities Black Affinity group will host its spring biannual Twin Cities Black Affinity Network Development Day (TC BANDD) at the Cargill headquarters,15407 McGinty Rd. W., Wayzata this coming Saturday (June 22).
The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) is accepting applications for its second annual Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs.
Gary Cunningham will step down as president and CEO of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda), accepting the role of president of the Washington, D.C. based nonprofit, Prosperity Now.
Village Financial Cooperative has formed a partnership with Square, Inc. and the City of Minneapolis.
Al McFarlane: One of the things I appreciated about you, Congressman Ellison, was your simple but powerful impactful decision to locate your District office in North Minneapolis. Your office was a great tenant, a good paying tenant, for the Minneapolis Urban League’s headquarters building, t…
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has awarded the Loppet Foundation third place in its annual “Bring Children to Snow” international campaign for the Minne-Loppet, learn-to-ski program for elementary school children in North Minneapolis.
- Minnesota remains at risk from COVID-19, pandemic highlights inequity
- WHO appoints former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to co-lead pandemic panel
- Strong Majority of Realtors® say market is in recovery phase as buyers return
- U of M Press releases “Reading for Racial Justice” digital collection for free Summer reading
- Big Mac racism at McDonald’s
- Congresswoman Angie Craig convenes discussion to address racial disparities in home ownership
- Black Lives Matter street mural coming to Plymouth Avenue
- In Minnesota, climate is getting warmer and wetter