Neighborhoods Organizing For Change
African 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.
A report to be released on Thursday aims to highlight employment disparities in Minnesota. The groups Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Economic Policy Institute say they plan to hold a rally.
Thousands packed the People’s Square outside the Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin Monday evening. People from across Minnesota came to the rally to support the civil rights prosecution of Zimmerman in a scene similar to rallies being held around the country. For 22-year-old Kyle Mason, the circumstances surrounding the Zimmerman verdict were nothing out of the ordinary. “The recent events of Trayvon Martin really bothered me but they don’t surprise me, which makes it even more bothersome,” Mason said.
A Minneapolis man’s home has been saved from foreclosure, and he’s giving part of the credit to Occupy Minnesota protesters.
A local group is saying that big banks, like Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, aren’t doing enough to help families in foreclosure.