A new study finds significantly more African Americans than whites are arrested for marijuana possession in Minnesota. Minnesota 2020, a nonpartisan think tank, says blacks account for 27 percent of marijuana possession arrests, but are only 6 percent of Minnesota’s population.
Minnesota’s new health insurance program is under fire Tuesday from the state’s African-American leaders. They say MNsure is ignoring groups who have been working for years to sign up the uninsured.
Unemployment 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.
In the Twin Cities, we’re used to being on top of lists about quality of life. But Wednesday’s headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune screamed: “Our Black-White Jobless Gap: WORST IN THE NATION.” Why?