Blacks must be invisible to the Minneapolis ‘miracle’

In February of this year The Atlantic magazine published what soon became a widely scrutinized article titled “The Miracle of Minneapolis.” In this essay, author Derek Thompson championed the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area for its high percentage of college educated residents, median household income, affordable housing, low poverty, and high employment, particularly among what is defined today as the millennial generation.

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Jobs Expo could turn your life around

Got work?

Despite rhetoric on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. that change we can believe in is here, and contrary to claims that unemployment is on the run, the answer to that question is, for far too many Americans, especially African Americans, a flat “No.”

For that matter, having a job doesn’t necessarily mean earning enough money to make ends meet. If you work part-time, odds are it’s not only on one job. You probably have, at a bare minimum, two of them. Like Jason Borths, who’s employed at Hennepin Theater Trust, L.L. Bean, Target Center and the Minnesota Twins.

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May’s Sister Spokesman panelists will help you spring into a renewed you

The month of May is a time for renewal and regrowth and to spring into the brand new of it all. Sister Spokesman is presenting the community with a panel of women who will help you do just that.
May’s Sister Spokesman is all about reinventing yourself. The panelist will include a holistic life coach, an image consultant and a licensed cosmetologist.

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Sister Spokesman discusses the importance of planning ahead

Have you ever counted the cost of all the little guilty pleasure items you buy throughout the week and found yourself surprised at how much these seemingly small purchases add up? Using a $5 cup of coffee as one example, the expert panelists at the “Sister Spokesman Life Planning from 18 – 62” event April 2, broke down ways in which spending carelessly can prove costly in the long run.

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Meet the Sister Spokesman panelists to help you plan for life

Sister Spokesman’s “Life Planning from 18-62,” Saturday April 4, is sure to be a money-making event for many. No, you will not win any money or get a check, but if you come with the intent to listen and learn, you may gain a personal strategy for saving and managing money, thus making more money for you and your family in the long run.

Select panelists include: Natasha Phillips, Joseph Dillard, and Vicki Casey-Steward, who will share their expertise on life planning. Tamiko Morgan, medical director at Metropolitan Health Care, is co-organizer of the Sister Spokesman event. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Inc., and serves on the programming and planning committee for the sorority. One of the sorority’s goals is financial literacy.

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