It’s important for children to learn about the value of money before they actually have any. As adults, sometimes it’s easy to forget that it took most of us our entire lives to learn what we know now about being fiscally accountable. Kids really don’t know anything about money except that it’s green, it’s paper, and it gets them what they want – probably toys and candy, … [Read more...]
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Sister Spokesman took a holistic approach to the topic of Black beauty at its most recent afternoon soirée. From finding the right lip color to fitness tips to a conversation on intentional and well-informed beauty consumerism, the afternoon was a flurry of activity with much food for thought. The event, held at LifeSource in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 2, centered … [Read more...]
Homeownership Opportunity Alliance wants to help 64,000 households of color get "Get Ready, Be Ready" Homeownership has long been touted as a way to build wealth and community. But in the past 10 years, African Americans have seen a decline in homeownership rates, dropping from 29 percent to 23 percent. Even worse, African Americans in Minnesota face one of the largest … [Read more...]
Recent data from the Urban Institute shows that racial disparity in homeownership rates are highest in the Northeast and Midwest, with Minneapolis claiming the biggest divide — a whopping 50 percent difference between Black and White homeownership rates. Panelists at Sister Spokesman's "Keys to Homeownership" on May 5 spoke on such disparities and offered information and … [Read more...]
When North Minneapolis was separated and isolated by highways it was a big deal, and similarly, we need big ideas and plans to reverse that tragedy in order to address the housing needs of the current and future residents. Below, I have listed some ideas that I thought about as long- and short-term solutions. They do not necessarily need to be taken at face value, but I hope … [Read more...]