Large employers have until 2022 to reach $15 an hour; small businesses until 2024 The Minneapolis City Council approved a municipal minimum wage ordinance Friday that requires large employers to pay Minneapolis workers $15 an hour in five years, and small employers to reach the target wage in seven years. Minneapolis becomes the first Midwestern city — and one of only a few … [Read more...]
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The children and grandchildren of Robert and Hazel Sloan ask family, extended family, friends, church members and community, to join us in wishing Bob and Hazel a Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary! June 29, 1957 - June 29, 2017 GOD is good! He has shown great mercy over their marital union and our family. Love, Honor and Gratitude, Phyllis, Denise, Yvonne (deceased), … [Read more...]
Minneapolis NAACP Condemns Yanez Acquittal in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile The Minneapolis NAACP unequivocally and in the strongest possible terms condemns the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez on all charges related to his killing Philando Castile during a traffic stop. This decision clearly illustrates the implicit bias and systemic racism that permeates our … [Read more...]
Aspiring to pursue what she describes as new adventures, former Director of Public and Media Relations Marsha Pitts-Phillips announced her retirement from Greater Twin Cities United Way capping just over a decade of leadership in communications, public and media relations service with the nonprofit. Her tenure included serving as a strategic communications advisor, and … [Read more...]
Sharon Smith-Akinsanya, the former regional development director for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is pictured above with the incoming area development director for UNCF, Laverne McCartney Knighton. Knighton, who is well known within the philanthropic community, will take over the local office for UNCF in June. Smith-Akinsanya, president and CEO| of the Rae Mackenzie … [Read more...]