During the season’s first snowfall, a female protester using her feet wrote a message in the street with her feet — “Shut it down.” When asked, the young woman told the MSR her three-word demand was about the city’s Fourth Precinct station.
She and other protesters at present aren’t heeding the call of a “coalition” consisting of Mayor Betsy Hodges and 21 others, including U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, former mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, and former City Council member Don Samuels, who on Monday called for the nearly three-week encampment in front of the Northside police station to end.
The group cited safety concerns, including the fact that the block in which the police station is on “has been barricaded, impeding access to emergency vehicles and snow plows,” said a released transcript.
A 2012 Wilder Foundation research report forecast that 900,000-plus jobs will be need to be filled in the Twin Cities over the next 10 years. The Minnesota Demographic Center also points out that a five percent labor force growth is expected to occur annually through 2045.
On November 12, the “Maternal Child Health, Safe Mothers, Safe Newborns Global Conference” was held at the Hubert H. Humphrey, School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus.
This has always been the favorite time of year in America for folk to look forward to tables just chock full of food. Over the past several years or more, our ever-worsening economy has the number of those who can afford to look forward to the holidays steadily decreasing.
Nekima Levy-Pounds, activist and civil rights attorney, is potentially a dangerous individual. Not only is she committed to real social progress but, reminiscent of legendary icon Dick Gregory, she also is showing herself capable of making it happen.
Chair of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, much of her legal work consists of battling against the odds on behalf of African Americans, particularly young Black men, as co-founder and board chair of Brotherhood, Inc.