Category Archives: Equity

Waiting for Take-Off

Assignment:  Do an interview on this research regarding immigrant communities and their  work at the MSP airport.

Waiting for Take-Off is a report from Center for Popular Democracy about Poverty Wages facing the East African Communities in Minnesota, and how the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, the largest employer of these communities, could make a positive impact on these numbers by raising wages for workers.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Economic Growth

On January 14th, the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas will release a report on Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Economic Growth: How Immigrant Small Businesses are Supporting Main Street.

Minneapolis is one of the metro areas examined in the report.

There will be a presentation and panel discussion at the AS/COA offices in New York, along with a live webcast.

One of the panelists is Mihailo Temali of the Neighborhood Development Center. 

Assignment: Schedule a live or recorded interview with Mihailo Temali or a representative of the Americas Society about the details of this report.

Contacts at Neighborhood Development Center:
Mihailo Temali, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
651-379-8426

Communications & Development
Emily Blodgett, Director of External Communications
651-379-8111

Soon-Young Oh, Communications & Resource Development Coordinator
651-379-8434

Contacts at the Americas Society:
Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 212-277-8384

Underrepresented Minorities in Biomedical Research

The University of Minnesota has received a grant to promote the professional development of underrepresented minorities in biomedical research.

Assignment: Talk to Kolawole Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H., director of the U of M Program in Health Disparities Research and professor of Family Medicine and Community Health in the U of M Medical School.

Produce a stand-alone interview or do additional interviews and come up with a produced piece about why this effort is underway.

Deadline: Flexible. It would be nice to have this for broadcast the week of November 10.