Much is known about many aspects of the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America, however, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America provided one of the least often heralded but most essential roles in the movement’s success.
The City of St. Paul, along with the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) announced their selection as one of 10 cities to receive a planning grant and technical assistance to identify and plan for local municipal financial empowerment strategic priorities.
Comcast recently announced a summary of aggregated viewing data associated with its Xfinity on Campus service that shows live is the preferred method of viewing for college students, followed by video on demand, and then DVR.
Earning top honors from some of the country’s most prestigious competitions, Revel – a Black-owned and Minneapolis-based agave – is fast making a name for itself within the spirits industry.
(Black PR Wire) BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart announced $2 million in grants to organizations working to expand internship opportunities for diverse youth populations, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).
In a blistering response to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that revealed federal agencies spend very little advertising dollars with minority-owned businesses, D.C. Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said that she would work with minority publishers to…
Greencore Group, an international manufacturer of convenience foods, announced the appointment of Anton Vincent as CEO of Greencore USA, a subsidiary of UK-listed Greencore.
Four years ago, four African-American-led organizations came together under the African American Leadership Forum’s (AALF) Economic Development Work Group’s Housing Committee.
The 47th Meda Annual Meeting will celebrate the organization’s minority entrepreneur customers, Minnesota business and community leaders, elected officials and minority business development stakeholders.
Mae Brooks and her team are putting the human back in human resources at the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. Hired as the board’s director of Human Resources in June of 2016, Brooks has been working to redefine the relationship between her department and the parks’ 500-plus fulltime and 1,200-plus seasonal employees.
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Wells Fargo’s $60 billion pledge to African-American homebuyers is a major part of the company’s dedication to a community that’s grown accustomed to being shut out from having a slice of the American Dream.
LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) -- Revel Spirits, the maker of artisanal, award-winning agave-based spirits, is launching both its flagship brand, Revel, and a new category of distilled liquor, Avila, made from 100% blue weber agave—the same plant base as tequila—but grown in the Morelos region, a …
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is the largest state agency and Lauren Hunter is working to insure it is the state’s most diverse employer as well.
Lynn Littlejohn was recently promoted to vice president of Community Affairs and Development at Mortenson. In her new role as vice president she is responsible for representing Mortenson in existing and new markets. In addition, she will be responsible for designing and implementing progress…
(Black PR Wire) PHILADELPHIA – Starbucks announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in its stores.
Greater Twin Cities United Way announced government and policy executive Acooa Ellis will be joining the organization on May 21 as senior vice president of Community Impact.
Are all nonprofits created equally? Do they receive equal investment? Have equitable access to resources and expertise? Do we need to take a closer look at Black-led organizations to help ensure their sustainability and effectiveness?
“‘The Green Book,’ with its list of hotels, boarding houses, restaurants, beauty shops, barber shops and various other services can most certainly help solve your travel problems … It was the idea of Victor H. Green, the publisher, in introducing ‘The Green Book,’ to save the travelers of hi…
As we watched the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Cultureon television we were filled with excitement and emotion.
The African Development Center (ADC) of Minnesota announced the recipients of its 2016 Business Awards at a Sept. 27 luncheon at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul.
Five years after unemployment peaked in Minnesota during the Great Recession, many Minnesotans found firmer economic footing in 2015.
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) – Following the success of Official Black Wall Street’s web-based platform featuring more than 1,900 listings by Black-owned businesses, the social enterprise known as the “Black Yelp” is crowdfunding to make buying Black even easier through the Official Black Wa…
As the Twin Cities struggle with how to address racial disparities in income, a new report offers evidence that labor unions provide an important path up the economic ladder for people of color.
Aventura, Fla. (BlackNews.com) – As two of few African-Americans working in a very specialized real estate niche, the co-founders of Live Exclusively Miami are excited about the possibilities for both real estate clients and professionals that arise from combining technology and luxury real estate.
Contract medical device manufacturer Biomerics LLC announced plans to invest $6.5 million and create 120 high-paying jobs at a new facility in Brooklyn Park.
- British Arrows Awards returns to the Walker Art Center
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- Fewer bats means more bugs: Why bats are far more friend than foe
- New leaders join UCare’s senior management
- Federal funding will support treatment, emergency response and workforce development: Minnesota receives $17.7 million to help tackle opioid epidemic
- Ten community sessions to be held in October and November across St. Paul: St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter seeks to gather public feedback on city’s equity work
- Dr. Denis Mukwege earns Nobel Prize for healing rape survivors in midst of war
- YWCA Minneapolis presents forums on racism