This essentially forced Black farmers out of agriculture for over several decades. In 1920, Black farmers represented one out of seven U.S. farmers; by 1992, the number of Black farmers in America had declined to just one out of 100.
The annual event, which kicked off with a performance by none other than the Justice Page Middle School Band, served as fundraiser and celebration for the organization he co-founded with his wife in 1998. Since launching, the organization has awarded nearly $15 million in scholarship grants to more than 7,000 students of color graduating from a Minnesota high school to attend a Minnesota post-secondary institution.
“Whenever I put up signs about Melvin Carter, supporting Rena Moran or any Democrat, I don’t have a problem,” he continued. “The moment I put up a sign about Trump, the moment I put up a sign about Bush, put a sign up about ‘Black abortion is racism,’ or if I put up a sign about any Republican policy, then it’s a problem.”
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.
“It weighs heavily on our minds,” said Matters, “helping [clients] to recover in an environment that can be hard to recover in. We know in summer we have to be extra vigilant, have more staff on board, more sober activities to engage individuals – a lot of services.”
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 […]
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.
“This is a great show of solidarity amongst a variety of groups who have been working to combat police violence,” said Nekima Levy Armstrong.
Meda’s Mini-MBA program offers help through the second stage of growth Black business ownership is experiencing major growth. According to the Minority 2018 Small Business Trends survey, the number of Black-owned small businesses in the U.S. has increased by 400 from 2017 to 2018. And, in Minnesota, businesses owned by people of color are […]
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.