The Imagine North Block Party featured live performances, including Ella Mai and Paris Bennett, along with youth activities, food trucks and building tours.
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East St. Louis-born Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who Sports Illustrated named the greatest female athlete of the 20th Century, started her foundation to promote success among low-income youth in 1988 – the same year the four-time Olympian set her still-intact world record in the heptathlon.
Indeed, the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau notes that a disproportionate number of Black children under 18 live in single-parent homes, usually with the mom. Over time, this disproportionate number has become a norm in community after community.
“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.
Back when I taught at a predominantly White, selective liberal arts college, I came across a book called Acting White? Rethinking Race in ‘Post-Racial’ America. In the book, legal scholars Devon Carbado and Mitu Gulati argue that in the “post-racial” era, White-controlled organizations prefer to hire “‘good Blacks’ who will think of themselves as […]
“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 […]
The ninth annual Southside Back in the Day Community Celebration was an old (and new) school jam of residents from Phelps, King, Bryant and Central neighborhoods showing off their Southside pride.
Although there is a huge debate over just these questions, one area frequently overlooked is how automation will affect the prospect of gender equality.