Unemployment For Black Minnesotans Reaches Record LowCommissioner Shawntera Hardy says it's a sign that job prospects have improved for people who've struggled to find work in the past.
As Unemployment Drops In Minnesota, Communities Of Color Not Seeing The GainsThe latest numbers put the unemployment rate in Minnesota at 3.5 percent. But for African-Americans in Minnesota, it's 14-percent -- that's compared to 8.8 percent nationally.
Census Data Shows MN Black Households' Income PlummetingNew U.S. Census data reveals the median household income for whites and Asians in Minnesota is twice that of African American households. The numbers show the median income for Minnesota's black households dropped nearly 15 percent, or about $4,500 in one year.
Hundreds Of Students Walk Out For Mpls. Black Lives Matter RallyHundreds are rallying Friday in Minneapolis in support of people charged in the Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in December. Members of the group Black Lives Matter and their supporters say they are fighting for racial and economic justice.
Report: Black Minnesotans Missing Out On Economic RecoveryAfrican Americans are not experiencing the same economic recovery compared to others in the country, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy. Some organizations say Minnesota is experiencing a crisis level of inequality with wages and jobs.
Vikings Finish Commemoration Of Black History MonthThe Minnesota Vikings have completed their online presentation of stories surrounding Black History Month. The team website featured a daily video plus various articles throughout February commemorating the event, including poignant interviews with several black former players about their experiences with discrimination.
St. Paul Celebrates ‘Rondo Days’ Rondo Days, one of the largest African American festivals in the Twin Cities, takes place Saturday in St. Paul. Rondo Avenue, considered the "main street" of the vibrant African American community in St. Paul, was torn up in the 1960s to make way for Interstate 94.
Hundreds In Mpls. Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of March On WashingtonTens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in 1963 and made history. On Saturday, thousands marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which is now considered one of the largest rallies ever held for human rights. In the Twin Cities, hundreds of people turned out for marches in north, northeast, and south Minneapolis to mark the historic day.
Peter Bell And John WilliamsSo many of you were looking to listen again to the discussion with Peter Bell on WCCO. Thanks for listening to us on your drive home!
Best Ways To Celebrate Black History MonthFive noteworthy events celebrate African Americans' contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.
Pepsi Beverages Settles Discrimination ComplaintPepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren't convicted of a crime.
MN Unemployment Affects Blacks 3x More Than WhitesUnemployment in the United States currently sits at 8.5 percent – the lowest it’s been in three years. That statistics, however, does not ring true for Minnesota’s African-American community.