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Black lawyers foundation announces annual Scholarship Gala

On November 9, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Foundation will once again host its annual Scholarship Gala. Each year the Scholarship Gala raises money to provide educational scholarships to deserving law school students of color from the four area law schools in the Twin Cities. We invite you to join the MABL Foundation as we recognize this year’s scholarship recipients and honor and recognize community leaders who have helped to advance the mission of MABL. This year’s special guest and keynote speaker is the Honorable Joe Brown. Judge Brown is the nontraditional, no-nonsense, no-holds-barred presiding judge of the syndicated reality courtroom show Judge Joe Brown. Continue Reading →

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Mpls civil rights director to ‘ride herd’ on hiring goals

 

 
But reporting specifically on hiring of Blacks still won’t happen
 
 

By Charles Hallman 

Staff Writer

 

Minneapolis Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel pledged recently that her department will have a “distinct presence” in addressing issues of employment equity and monitoring construction hiring goals in the city. She also said, however, that the department is still not in a position to specify how many African Americans have found work on publicly funded construction projects. “The [Minneapolis] City Council was very clear that they needed someone riding herd on the work that happens” in the city, said Korbel recently to a small group of city residents March 22 in South Minneapolis at an Early Mornings with [City Council Member] Elizabeth [Glidden] event. “One of the main things we are working on right now is the NFL stadium,” she pointed out. The Minnesota Vikings stadium workforce goals are 32 percent “minority” and six percent women. Continue Reading →

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