Community activists are standing by one of their own after Al Flowers says he was assaulted by police at his home in south Minneapolis. Flowers was arrested Saturday after police say he didn’t cooperate with them as they issued a search warrant for the arrest of his 16-year-old daughter.
The Minneapolis Urban League is honoring a woman who broke through racial barriers and overcame gender bias to become a scientist, more than 50 years ago. Dr. Reatha Clark King is receiving the Trailblazer Award Thursday night, at the Urban League’s annual gala.
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.
The Urban League has existed across the country for more than 100 years.
On Wednesday evening, hundreds of people will come together to recognize the achievements of the Minneapolis Urban League at the 2011 Gateway To Opportunity Gala.