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...]
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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...]
It’s an unwelcome competition There are differences within diversity. This issue scratches below the superficial veneer of diversity and is an eerie reminder of how minority groups are often pitted against one another. This year’s Oscars were the most diverse in history. With six nominations for six African American-themed films and at least 10 Black actors and … [Read more...]
If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs that affect these working-class people, ranging from Legal Aid to Meals on Wheels to housing assistance to job … [Read more...]