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Minnesotans of African Heritage Concerns Report (2105)

Minnesotans of African Heritage Concerns Report (2105)

The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Concerns Report (2015) has just been published. The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (CMAH) conducted 19 focus groups with a combined 112 participants throughout the State Minnesota to gain a sense of the concerns and viewpoints of its constituency. The cities where at least one focus group was held are Austin, Duluth, Faribault, Mankato, Minneapolis, Saint Cloud and Saint Paul. Those attending the focus groups were asked to respond to a number of questions. The participants varied from those who were born and lived in the area for many years to recent immigrants from Africa. (Read the Full Report here)

Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia - CMAH

Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia - CMAH

The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (formally the Council on Black Minnesotans) was created in 1980 to ensure that people of African heritage fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social, and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota.
Minority hiring goal reached on Vikings stadium project

Minority hiring goal reached on Vikings stadium project

The public authority overseeing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the project has passed a goal that roughly one-third of the construction workforce be comprised of minorities. The state had set a goal in 2012 for 32 percent of workers at U.S. Bank Stadium to be minorities, Minnesota Public Radio News ( ) reports. Alex Tittle with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says 37 percent of stadium workers are minorities. Nine percent of workers are women, surpassing a 6 percent goal, he said. (Source)

CMAH Board of Directors Meetings

Board Meeting Schedule

Updated September 2015

The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (formally the Council on Black Minnesotans) will hold Board Meeting on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the 1st National Bank Building in downtown St. Paul. Please note some Board Members may be attend via video or teleconference. Join the CMAH and get regular updates about the CMAH via Facebook

  • November 10, 2015*
  • December 9, 2015 
  • January 12, 2016
*Join the meeting via cell phone or landline: (888) 742-5095/ Code: 4832641145

Latest News Events

Updated August 18, 2015

Governor Dayton Appoints the Honorable Natalie E. Hudson to the Minnesota Supreme Court


(Photo: Gov. Mark Dayton and the Honorable Natalie E. Hudson

ST. PAUL, MN – On August 17, during a news conference at the Minnesota Judicial Center, Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of the Honorable Natalie E. Hudson as Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Judge Hudson will replace Associate Justice Alan C. Page, who will be retiring from the Court at the end of August.

Governor Dayton thanked Justice Page for his dedicated service to the State of Minnesota, especially for his service on the Supreme Court, where he has served as Associate Justice since 1993. “Judge Natalie Hudson has served our state admirably as a member of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and as Assistant Attorney General,” said Governor Dayton. “During her distinguished 13-year tenure on the Court of Appeals, Judge Hudson has authored more than 1,100 written opinions, demonstrating clearly her unique aptitude for ruling on some of the most challenging legal issues facing our state today.

Read more here.

Human Rights Symposium

On Thursday, December 3, 2015 the MN Department of Human Rights will host its popular Human Rights Symposium at the U of M Continuing Education and Conference Center. This will take place during Minnesota Human Rights Week with a full-day symposium providing relevant information on the latest trends and legal decisions that impact you and your work. The HR Symposium will include breakout sessions, extended networking activities and key issues for Attorneys, employers, human resource professionals, diversity advocates interested in:

  • The latest on Equal Pay and wage equity
  • Pregnancy Accommodations
  • Diversity and Inclusion strategies
  • Civic Engagement
  • Voting Rights – 50 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Disability and Employment
  • Employment law updates
  • Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions and more

Click here for more information.

Photo from 2015 Press Conference with the Mpls/St. Paul NAACP

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