Is the Trump Administration preparing for war in Syria and North Korea? By the time this column appears, the American naval task force, led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, will be in the Sea of Japan, on the Western side of Japan, yet within range of North Korea. We’ll know more about what the Trump Administration is up to and whether either side has upped the … [Read more...]
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Boston is a “city of champions.” That appellation is not only about its dominance in sports; it’s about Boston being one of the country’s leading medical and academic hubs, too. Boston is known for achieving many firsts. Boston Latin, established in 1635, was the first public school. We hosted the first World Series—the Red Sox took on the Pirates—in 1903. The first organ … [Read more...]
The transportation proposal passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives is going to have a serious impact on thousands of Minnesotans who depend on transit every day. The House Transportation Omnibus Bill contains cuts to Metro Transit that will balloon its budget deficit from $74 million over the next two years to $140 million. At a time when the state has a $1.6 billion … [Read more...]
Minneapolis is a great place to live, and I am proud to be a resident of this fantastic city. There is so much about our community that works well: Our economy is strong, unemployment is low, our children are educated, and Minneapolis is ripe with opportunity for those who want a better life for themselves and their families. What we have and who we are as a city … [Read more...]
Federal funding is flat Although some folks are calling the president’s budget “skinny” because it lacks substance for Black education, there’s actually a silver lining for Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the federal spending plan. But turning the potential into actual dollars will require a paradigm shift in the way historically Black colleges and … [Read more...]