BVMM sponsored the evening at the Minneapolis Urban League, hosted by Robbins and activist Bill English and moderated by former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton.
As of 2017, Minnesota’s unenviable track record made it the nation’s second-most unequal state (just after Wisconsin). An inRead study measured disparity gaps between Black and White residents in, amongst other areas, unemployment, income, education and homeownership.
“We also wanted to add visibility. There is not a strong awareness of people of color within this space.”
“Prison overcrowding is a vast issue in Minnesota,” according to Kellerlawoffices.com. “With many policymakers insistent on the need for stricter sentencing and no tolerance for multiple-offense inmates, state prisons are bursting at the seams [and] any space the releases make available is almost immediately occupied by new inmates.”
The fact-based script by Barbara Stepansky is adapted from the Time magazine article on the water crisis by Josh Sanburn, of course, national headline after headline long decrying the situation. Beyond that, this story is well told.
The Rondo Book Children’s Book Series is the result of a partnership between In Black Ink, Rondo Avenue Inc. and the Minnesota Humanities Center with funding from the Minnesota Historical Society.
Giving back isn’t just a figure of speech to Steele. Accordingly, when Dignity Center, an ecumenical outreach ministry of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church designed to help people in poverty, knocked on his door to raise funds, he couldn’t agree quickly enough.
Angela Conley made an impressive showing in the primaries. Of the 35,000 votes cast, just 1,146 ballots separated her and McLaughlin, with Conley seizing 42 percent.
The event comes after Rambo was robbed and pistol-whipped one evening in late July by five teens who flagged him down on University Avenue, ostensibly hitching a ride to the next light rail train station.
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.