The financial assistance is where UNCF comes in. Established in 1944, the organization provides 10,000 students with scholarships worth more than $100 million each year. It also provides financial support to 37 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and advocates for equitable education for students of color, according to its website.
Those concerns have been exacerbated with cases like North Minneapolis landlord Mahmood Khan, whose rental license revocation last December left hundreds of tenants facing displacement.
Innovative investments proposed for housing, safety, racial equity Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is “putting our money where our mouth is” with his inaugural $1.55 billion budget proposal. This includes holding true on his promise for a historic investment in affordable housing. “Our city’s population continues to grow at a rate not seen since the early […]
My run for office is really an extension of work that I’ve been doing within our community for well over a decade, and some of the issues I have been working on that I think have a real impact on the African American community are things like maternal birth outcomes within the African American community.
Not everyone will get a job at the career fair, but that is not the end of access to opportunities. “Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, you can go on POCCareers.com and see which companies are trying to market to you. So, you want to keep your profile active, you want to stay engaged.”
Much of the intrigue came from the DFL endorsing convention, where Angela Conley nearly secured the party endorsement over longtime incumbent Peter McLaughlin. While neither candidate ultimately received the necessary 60 percent votes for endorsement, Conley was the frontrunner with 57 percent of delegate votes.
Run by the Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) department, the Emergency Stabilization Pilot Program (ESPP) will provide affordable housing to 10 family tenants over the next five years.
The overall voter turnout was about 22.7 percent, the highest percentage since 1994, according to Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State. More than 100,000 people either voted early or submitted absentee ballots, helping make the 902,119 statewide votes the most in a primary since 1982. Minneapolis also broke its 48-year-long record with 93,500 votes.
“Yes, there are Black people in rural Minnesota… We’re parents, teachers, educators, nurses, labor workers.”
The Hennepin County board is comprised of seven district commissioners, the county attorney, and the county sheriff. All are White, despite the board’s vision to “be a diverse, learning organization.” But the District 2 race, with four candidates of color running, seems to be on track to retroactively add some truth to the vision of the board.