Twin Cities Daily Planet | Latest Headlines http://tcdailyplanet.org/columnists en OPINION | Who killed Mike Brown? What to do? http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/22/opinion-who-killed-mike-brown-what-do <div class="field field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2014/08/22/opinion-who-killed-mike-brown-what-do" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel imagecache-linked imagecache-frontpanel_linked"><img src="http://tcdailyplanet.org/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/imagecache/frontpanel/14/22/mellaneoussquare1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="440" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-credit"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/mel-reeves" title="View user profile.">Mel Reeves</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mike Brown is dead. The Ferguson police took their time in giving up the killer, Darren Wilson. But we know the name of his accomplice. So we know who and what killed Mike Brown. It was the political, economic, social system called capitalism.</p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/22/opinion-who-killed-mike-brown-what-do"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mike Brown is dead. The Ferguson police took their time in giving up the killer, Darren Wilson. But we know the name of his accomplice. So we know who and what killed Mike Brown. It was the political, economic, social system called capitalism.<!--break--></p><p>It was this system that continues to manufacture the image of criminal Black people. It was the system that demands second-class status for ghettoized Black youth and middle-class Blacks in general. It was the system that allows cops to kill folks and say they felt threatened. It was the system that carries out a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy.</p><p>They look really hard for criminality in the Black community, and by pouring in lots of law enforcement personnel, giving the young people poor education, easy access to guns and dope, discriminating against them in every area imaginable, keeping them unemployed, then like magic the conditions have been created that justify police presence. And just to make sure they don’t get the idea to rebel against their situation, police brutalize the community and on occasion they shoot or kill one to make the point that in America “you ain’t got nothing coming.”</p><blockquote><p><em>This article is reposted from TCDP media partner <a href="http://www.spokesman-recorder.com">Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder</a>. Check out the links below for other recent Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder stories:</em></p><ul><li><a href="http://www.spokesman-recorder.com/2014/08/21/new-hennepin-county-service-center-opens-on-north-side/"><em>New Hennepin County service center opens on North Side</em></a></li><li><a href="http://www.spokesman-recorder.com/2014/08/21/a-great-voice-for-the-people-silenced/"><em>A great voice for the people silenced</em></a></li></ul></blockquote><p>This old soldier has been constantly at his post saying to anyone who will listen, it’s the system, it’s the system. I can provide proof.</p><p>Almost 50 years to the date of the Ferguson rebellion, Watts blew up in rebellion. So 50 years ago the same thing happened for the same reasons. Black Ferguson, like Watts at the time, has high unemployment (especially among young males), too much poverty, too many drugs and not enough drug treatment centers. Too many Black folks were being sent to prison for too long, too much policing in its neighborhood, too much racism, substandard housing, poor healthcare options and a sense of second-class status. Could there be something wrong with the political, economic, social system that brought these conditions to light?</p><p>I know, the idea of actually rolling up our sleeves and pursuing a different path is downright scary and has not been given the seal of approval by our longtime masters the Democratic Party and the GOP. Yes, these folks have money and guns, they have power. But the irony is, the system can’t really operate without your consent. Enough failed cooperation and the system can’t pay its armed bodies of men that harass and brutalize our communities.</p><p>Scary stuff, but as the great hip hop icon Jeezy said recently at a concert, “If your dreams don’t scare you then you aren’t dreaming big enough.” Jeezy is right; it’s time to dream bigger dreams. It’s time to dream about us coming together to make real change. This system, as our prophets Malcolm X, Martin King, W.E.B. DuBois and others tried to tell us, cannot produce justice for us.</p><p>“Their” police have lots of leeway. Legally they can shoot you in the back if in their perception you are a danger to them or the public. Being unarmed doesn’t mean anything to them. They have the law and the state behind them and, truth be told, their “real” job is to keep citizens of the U.S. in our place! Believe the propaganda about good cops and bad cops and all that’s needed is better training and sensitivity at your own peril!</p><p>Until the law changes, and the need of the state to use the police to reinforce the negative stereotypes and continue to carry out their divide-and-rule scam changes, we will be waking up and reading about tragedy or one of us may be the victim.</p><p>Speaking of victim, we have to stop seeing ourselves as victims. The “hands up don’t shoot” chant is good at making the point about what the cops did. But more to the point the demand in St. Louis and around the country has to be “Prosecute the Police,” arrest and prosecute the cop who killed Mike Brown.</p><p>Why demand prosecution of the police when judging from past history there is a snowball’s chance of seeing him prosecuted? You ask for what it is you want and in doing so, though chances may be slim, you may get it. It also makes it clear to folks that our people are human beings and citizens. You can’t just shoot us down in the streets, and if you do we deserve to have justice.</p><p>It also reminds folks that we have a right to recourse. If someone does something to us, we demand that they be arrested and prosecuted just as any other citizen. This demand changes the narrative. It helps folks understand that the police — even if they are — should not be above the law.</p><p>It also points toward the fact that if this is the law, then it should indeed be changed. Demanding prosecution of the police is ultimately what we want; it teaches young people that when their rights are violated they should have and should demand that justice be done.</p><p>Jeezy is right, we need to dream big dreams, scary dreams. Dreams that picture a society that is run for and by the people and not a ruling class of super-rich White folks.</p><p>In dreaming that kind of society we won’t have to be disappointed as the chief executive feebly says, we have the right to protest. We know we have that right. More importantly we have the right to life. It’s scary but the prevention of Ferguson and Mike Brown and Eric Garner will only come about when we dare carry out the vision, the dream of a new society in which everyone has health care, a job that pays a fair wage, and is treated fairly and equally by the system.</p><p>May some folks come forth and carry out that dream!</p><p><em>Mel Reeves welcomes reader response to <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">mellaneous18</span> [at] <span class="d">yahoo [dot] com</span></span>.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/category/tags/michael-brown"></a><em><strong>Read more</strong> TC Daily Planet coverage of </em><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/category/tags/michael-brown"><em>the killing of Michael Brown and related protests</em></a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/22/opinion-who-killed-mike-brown-what-do#comments Michael Brown Opinion Politics & Policy Public Safety Race/Ethnicity Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:36:41 +0000 100779 at http://tcdailyplanet.org Minnesota couple settles marriage discrimination case http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/22/minnesota-couple-settles-marriage-discrimination-case <div class="field field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2014/08/22/minnesota-couple-settles-marriage-discrimination-case" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel imagecache-linked imagecache-frontpanel_linked"><img src="http://tcdailyplanet.org/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/imagecache/frontpanel/14/22/love-is-the-law.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-credit"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/andy-birkey" title="View user profile.">Andy Birkey</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Colu.mn </div> </div> </div> <p>A Little Falls wedding venue initially rejected a same-sex wedding in violation of Minnesota law.</p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/22/minnesota-couple-settles-marriage-discrimination-case"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Little Falls wedding venue initially rejected a same-sex wedding in violation of Minnesota law.<!--break--></p><p>Cole Frey and his fiancé called the LeBlanc’s Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation, Inc., to ask about pricing and availability. Inititally, LeBlanc’s confirmed the dates for Frey’s wedding, but when the owner realized the wedding was between two men, the owner said that his hunting lodge would not host same-sex weddings. Frey filed a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.</p><p>A representative of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights followed up by posing as a customer planning a same-sex wedding and LeBlanc’s gave the same response.</p><p>The department investigated and found probable cause to believe that LeBlanc’s had violated the Minnesota Human Rights Act which bars discrimination based on sexual orientation.<br /> LeBlanc’s and Frey quickly reached an agreement and the wedding went on as planned with an apology and free use of the venue.</p><p>“Both parties in this case should be recognized for reaching an agreement swiftly and allowing Cole Frey and his fiancé to enjoy their wedding day with this case fully resolved,” Commissioner Kevin Lindsey <a href="http://mn.gov/mdhr/about/press_8-22-14_samesex_couple.html">said in a statement</a>. “This is the first public accommodation case for the Department related to same-sex marriage, and it serves as a reminder that businesses may not deny services based on a person’s sexual orientation just as they can’t deny services on the basis of race or gender.”</p><p>LeBlanc’s admitted fault through an attorney.</p><p>“We made a mistake and we corrected it as quickly as possible,” said Paul Rogosheske, the attorney representing LeBlanc’s Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation, Inc. “We did everything we could to remedy it. We wish them the best.”</p><p>LeBlanc’s is the first documented case of discrimination since the marriage equality law went into effect on Aug. 1, 2013. Opponents of LGBT rights <a href="http://thecolu.mn/13130/marriage-equality-religious-liberty">have repeatedly claimed</a> that organizations and businesses would be sued and fined for refusing to provide services to paying same-sex couples. The LeBlanc’s case is the first such case in over a year, and it was resolved without fines or lawsuits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 The Colu.mn </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/22/minnesota-couple-settles-marriage-discrimination-case#comments Business gay marriage Gender/GLBT Minnesota Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:23:56 +0000 100777 at http://tcdailyplanet.org MUSIC PHOTOS | Toby Keith kicks off 2014 Minnesota State Fair http://tcdailyplanet.org/arts/2014/08/22/toby-keith-kicks-minnesota-state-fair <div class="field field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/arts/2014/08/22/toby-keith-kicks-minnesota-state-fair" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel imagecache-linked imagecache-frontpanel_linked"><img src="http://tcdailyplanet.org/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/imagecache/frontpanel/14/22/tk_001.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="440" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-credit"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/patrick-dunn" title="View user profile.">Patrick Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TC Daily Planet </div> </div> </div> <p>It takes a big boot to kick-off opening night in the Grandstand at the Great Minnesota Get Together and <a href="http://tobykeith.com/" target="_blank">Toby Keith</a> was just the man to fill it Au</p> <span class="read-more"><a href="/arts/2014/08/22/toby-keith-kicks-minnesota-state-fair"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It takes a big boot to kick-off opening night in the Grandstand at the Great Minnesota Get Together and <a href="http://tobykeith.com/" target="_blank">Toby Keith</a> was just the man to fill it August 21st. There is something about the fair that creates and energy and excitement that’s different from any other venue and when you get a beautiful night like we had on Thursday, you just can’t beat it. The Grandstand was packed to the edges with all kinds of music fans fortunate to be in attendance for Keith’s two-hour hit packed “Shut Up &amp; Hold On” tour performance.</p> <p>Showing his Patriotism with Old Glory streaming from a microphone stand and cowboy boots decorated with the stars and stripes, <a href="http://www.coltford.com/tourdates" target="_blank">Colt Ford</a> started the evening out in style with a spirited performance. Day one is in the books, but the fun has only just started so don’t miss out on this year’s great line-up and we’ll see you at the Fair.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ©2014 Patrick Dunn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-relatedevent"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/events/2014-minnesota-state-fair">2014 Minnesota State Fair</a> </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/arts/2014/08/22/toby-keith-kicks-minnesota-state-fair#comments Arts Entertainment Music State Fair Daily Planet Originals Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:49:32 +0000 100767 at http://tcdailyplanet.org Corcoran News | August 2014 http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/corcoran-news-august-2014 <div class="field field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2014/08/21/corcoran-news-august-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel imagecache-linked imagecache-frontpanel_linked"><img src="http://tcdailyplanet.org/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/imagecache/frontpanel/14/21/mfm-movie_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="440" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100722">Corcoran News finds new digs</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100724">National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5!</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100726">Buying tasty and healthy: A Community Action endeavor</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100752">Sad the World Cup is over? Support your local FOOTBALL!!</a></p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/21/corcoran-news-august-2014"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100722">Corcoran News finds new digs</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100724">National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5!</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100726">Buying tasty and healthy: A Community Action endeavor</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100752">Sad the World Cup is over? Support your local FOOTBALL!!</a><!--break--><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100747">Support the Market August 21st at the Rail Station</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100728">Celebrate Latino culture, bikes and more this August at the Midtown Farmers Market</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100751">Residential organics drop-off coming to the South Transfer Station!</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100755">Tenant organizing update</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100753">Corcoran Neighborhood housing resources</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100732">Help re-paint the CNO office</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100730">Share the harvest</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100745">Free Gardening Workshop August 20</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100733">Support CNO's work!</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100761">Film in the City at the Midtown Market!</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100734">Discuss retail needs, investment options, and vacant storefronts</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100740">South High welcomes new principal</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100750">Frances' neighborhood</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100737">Community bike ride through neighborhood August 15-16</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100748">Swandive Theatre celebrates five years of community engagement</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100735">Improvements at Corcoran Community Garden</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100758">Home rehab before and after</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100756">New neighbors? Welcome packets available</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100738/">Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) update</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100736">Best practices from Green Building Tour</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100731">Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Board of Directors meeting</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100754">CleanSweep is back! Mark your calendar or volunteer Sept. 20</a></p><p><strong>In Spanish</strong></p><p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100723">El periódico Corcoran encuentra nuevo traje</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100724">Planea una Salida de Noche Nacional</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100727">Comprando rico y sano: Un esfuerzo de acción comunitaria</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100759"><strong>¡</strong>El evento CleanSweep regresa!</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100757">¿Nuevos vecinos? Paquetes de bienvenidos disponibles</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100729">Celebrar cultura Latina, bicicletas y mas este agosto en el mercado de productores de Midtown</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100739/">Noticias sobre el Centro de Desarrollo Económico Latino</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/100760">Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda</a></p><p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><strong><a href="http://corcoranneighborhood.org/archives/corcoran-news-archives/">Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/73315">Click here for current edition.</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/corcoran-news-august-2014#comments Corcoran Neighborhoods News in Spanish Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:40:48 +0000 Staff 100762 at http://tcdailyplanet.org Film in the City at the Midtown Market! http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/film-city-midtown-market <div class="field field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2014/08/21/film-city-midtown-market" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel imagecache-linked imagecache-frontpanel_linked"><img src="http://tcdailyplanet.org/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/imagecache/frontpanel/14/21/mfm-movie.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="440" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.</p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/21/film-city-midtown-market"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.<!--break--></p><p>Film in the City is a project that works with at-risk youth to teach them about telling a story through the medium of film. From February through June, the youth had weekly workshops with film professionals—screenwriters, camera operators, sound and lighting people, and others. The project involved a group of youth, largely based at Avenues (a shelter for youth), whose work culminated in producing a script, with the help of three screenwriting mentors, for a short film. One of the scenes for A COMMON MANOR was set at a farmers’ market and Film in the City was grateful for the help of Midtown Market manager Miguel Goebel and CNO Executive Director Eric Gustafson in arranging for the film to be shot at the market. The film was directed by Corcoran resident Wendy Knox.</p><p>A COMMON MANOR is tentatively set for a preview showing at the Riverview Theater in September. More information about Film in the City at their website, <a href="http://www.filminthetwincities.com">www.filminthetwincities.com</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><strong><a href="http://corcoranneighborhood.org/archives/corcoran-news-archives/">Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/73315">Click here for current edition.</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/film-city-midtown-market#comments Movies Corcoran Neighborhoods Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:37:37 +0000 Staff 100761 at http://tcdailyplanet.org Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/barrio-corcoran-recursos-de-vivienda <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>La Organización Vecindario de Corcoran apoya a sus residentes en mantener y mejorar sus viviendas. Favor de repasar los siguientes recursos que se ofrece el CNO y nuestras organizaciones asociadas. Si tiene preguntas se puede contactar a Ross Joy a <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">ross</span> [at] <span class="d">corcoranneighborhood [dot] org</span></span> o 612-724-7457.</p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/21/barrio-corcoran-recursos-de-vivienda"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>La Organización Vecindario de Corcoran apoya a sus residentes en mantener y mejorar sus viviendas. Favor de repasar los siguientes recursos que se ofrece el CNO y nuestras organizaciones asociadas. Si tiene preguntas se puede contactar a Ross Joy a <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">ross</span> [at] <span class="d">corcoranneighborhood [dot] org</span></span> o 612-724-7457.<!--break--></p><p><strong>PROGRAMAS DE PRÉSTAMOS</strong></p><p>CNO se ha hecho disponible los fondos del Programa de Revitalización del Vecindario para dueños de casa que quieren hacer reparaciones y mejoramientos a sus propiedades. Los siguientes tres programas están administrado por el Centro de Energía y Medioambiente (Center of Energy and Environment o CEE). Para términos completos, condiciones y para aplicar favor de llamar un Oficio de Préstanos CEE o visita a www.corcoranneighborhood.org/housing-resources/</p><p><strong>Préstamos Rotativos</strong> - $2,000 a $10,000 a 4% tasa de interés fija</p><p>Disponible en orden de llegada para mejoramientos elegibles incluso a: mejoramientos relacionados a la energía, mejoramientos externos para atender transgresiones del código de propiedades, mejoramientos relacionados a la seguridad, mantenimiento general, y mejoramientos para el beneficio del público. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.</p><p><strong>Prestamos de Rehabilitación para Propietarios -</strong> $1,000 a $10,000 a 0% tasa de interés fija</p><p>Disponible para ellos que compren casa de una familia o un dúplex que está actualmente vacío debido a ejecución o abandono. Propiedades tienen que ser ocupado por el dueño, y el préstamo está atrasado hasta la hora de venta de la propiedad o refinancio. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.</p><p><strong>Prestamos aplazados de emergencia</strong> - $1000 a $5000 a 0% tasa de interés fija</p><p>Disponible para casos limitados en qué condiciones hacen que una propiedad este inhabitable, muy peligroso al ocupantes, o capaz de causar problemas graves de la salud. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.</p><p><strong>CHEQUEO DE LA SEGURIDAD DE CASA</strong></p><p>Reduce la vulnerabilidad de su casa a entrados forzados o robos por programar un Chequeo de la Seguridad de Casa gratis ofrecido por la Unidad SAFE del Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis. Para más información contactar Karen Notsch, Especialista en la Prevención de Crimen a 612-673-2856 o <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">Karen [dot] notsh</span> [at] <span class="d">minneapolismn [dot] gov</span></span></p><p><strong>PREVENCIÓN E ELIMINACIÓN DE GRAFITI</strong></p><p>La ciudad de Minneapolis se requiere que grafiti se limpia por el dueño de la propiedad entre diez días. Productos gratis para limpiar pintura en aerosol están disponibles en estaciones de bomberos de Minneapolis y en la oficina CNO. Por favor reportar grafiti con marcas de mara al 311. A pedido un empleado del CNO puede visitar su casa para repasar estrategias para prevenir grafiti como luces de seguridad, murales o postes escalonados.</p><p><strong>PREVENCIÓN DE EJECUCIÓN</strong></p><p>Si esta atrasado con su hipoteca – o preocupada que no vaya a poder hacer pagos en el futuro – el CNO puede conectarle con un consejero que se puede negociar con su compañía de hipotecas para modificar su hipoteca para facilitar sus pagos. Este es un servicio gratuito sin límite máximo o mínimo de ingresos económicos.</p><p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><strong><a href="http://corcoranneighborhood.org/archives/corcoran-news-archives/">Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/73315">Click here for current edition.</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/barrio-corcoran-recursos-de-vivienda#comments Corcoran Neighborhoods News in Spanish Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:34:42 +0000 Staff 100760 at http://tcdailyplanet.org ¡El evento CleanSweep regresa! http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/el-evento-cleansweep-regresa <div class="field field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2014/08/21/el-evento-cleansweep-regresa" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel imagecache-linked imagecache-frontpanel_linked"><img src="http://tcdailyplanet.org/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/imagecache/frontpanel/14/21/clean_sweep_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="440" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>El evento CleanSweep ayuda a residentes disponer de basura arriesgado que no se puede ser reutilizado, vendido o donado. Residentes pueden dejar desechos solidos en su callejón la noche de viernes, 19 septiembre, marcado con “CleanSweep”. Voluntarios colectarán y llevarán cosas al Southside Transfer Station la mañana de Sábado, 20 septiembre.</p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/21/el-evento-cleansweep-regresa"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>El evento CleanSweep ayuda a residentes disponer de basura arriesgado que no se puede ser reutilizado, vendido o donado. Residentes pueden dejar desechos solidos en su callejón la noche de viernes, 19 septiembre, marcado con “CleanSweep”. Voluntarios colectarán y llevarán cosas al Southside Transfer Station la mañana de Sábado, 20 septiembre.<!--break--></p><p>Si planea dejar basura para CleanSweep, favor de salir y voluntar para una hora o dos. Si esta haciendo un proyecto grande de remodelar, favor sacar sus propios materiales por reservar un cupón gratis de Transfer Station.</p><p><strong>Si – Voluntarios de CleanSweep colectaran:</strong></p><ul><li>Las piezas de chatarra de paneles de yeso, yeso, tejas, madera. Por favor, elimine todos los clavos.</li><li>Las piezas de chatarra de hormigón, asfalto, ladrillo, metal.</li><li>Llantas.</li><li>Necesitamos puertas! Corcoran CRECE busca puertas de madera, puertas de armarios, y la madera contrachapada. Deja esto para GreenSweep.</li></ul><p><strong>NO - CleanSweep no recogerá:</strong></p><ul><li>Electrodomésticos o muebles. El servicio de basura de la ciudad lleva artículos grandes.</li><li>Los artículos peligrosos (adhesivos, combustibles, aceite de motor, pintura, baterías, bombillas). Traiga estos a un sitio de un servicio gratuito del Condado de Hennepin.</li><li>Electrónica (televisión, radio, computadora, impresora). Utilice una bajada del Condado de Hennepin.</li><li>Los desechos de jardín. La ciudad recoge el cepillo, las hojas y la hierba cortada en temporada.</li></ul><p><strong>VOLUNTARIOS:</strong> Tengan un gran tiempo ayudando a los vecinos, rebuscando para encontrar "tesoros", y conocer a gente nueva. Partimos a las 7:45 am con una breve reunión de desayuno en CNO (3451 Cedar Ave S), y terminamos con un buen almuerzo de vuelta en CNO. Por favor, use zapatos con punta cerrados, mangas largas y pantalones largos en vez de cortos. Trae un recipiente de agua si puede. Nosotros le podemos ofrecer guantes y mucha agua. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Ross en CNO si eres capaz de ayudar.</p><p><strong>OTROS RECURSOS:</strong></p><ul><li>Savers en 2124 East Lake acepta artículos de uso doméstico utilizables y ropa.</li><li>Twin Cities FreeMarket es una forma libre de donar y encontrar los elementos no deseados.</li><li>Craigslist es una forma efectiva de vender o regalar artículos deseados.</li><li>Vales. Haciendo un importante proyecto de remodelación? Propietarios de Minneapolis pueden reservar un bono gratuito para descargar artículos en la Estación de Transferencia de Southside.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><strong><a href="http://corcoranneighborhood.org/archives/corcoran-news-archives/">Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/73315">Click here for current edition.</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/el-evento-cleansweep-regresa#comments waste management Corcoran Neighborhoods News in Spanish Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:30:18 +0000 Staff 100759 at http://tcdailyplanet.org Home rehab before and after http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/home-rehab-and-after <div class="field field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2014/08/21/home-rehab-and-after" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel imagecache-linked imagecache-frontpanel_linked"><img src="http://tcdailyplanet.org/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/imagecache/frontpanel/14/21/gmhc-before.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="440" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpanel"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>The home at 3142 22nd Ave S has been distressed for several years, including four foreclosures since 1997. Thanks to advocacy by CNO, Greater Metropolitan Housing Cooperation (GMHC) made the commitment and is delivering another quality, energy efficient, affordable home in Corcoran neighborhood.</p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/21/home-rehab-and-after"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>The home at 3142 22nd Ave S has been distressed for several years, including four foreclosures since 1997. Thanks to advocacy by CNO, Greater Metropolitan Housing Cooperation (GMHC) made the commitment and is delivering another quality, energy efficient, affordable home in Corcoran neighborhood.<!--break--></p><p>GMHC takes on some of the toughest rehab projects, updating them so that new owners won't have to do anything for a minimum of five years. Nearly all of GMHC’s homes come with down payment assistance which helps people with low to moderate incomes become homeowners in our communities.</p><p>The new blue home already has a new family moving in once finishing work is completed later this year.</p><p>Get involved in CNO’s housing work by joining the Land Use &amp; Housing Committee, and contacting Ross Joy, 612-724-7457 or &lt;<span class="spamspan"><span class="u">ross</span> [at] <span class="d">corcoranneighborhood [dot] org</span></span>&gt;.</p><p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><strong><a href="http://corcoranneighborhood.org/archives/corcoran-news-archives/">Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/73315">Click here for current edition.</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/home-rehab-and-after#comments Corcoran Neighborhoods Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:25:55 +0000 Staff 100758 at http://tcdailyplanet.org ¿Nuevos vecinos? Paquetes de bienvenidos disponibles http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/nuevos-vencinos-paquetes-de-bienvenidos-disponibles <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>¿Tiene un nuevo vecino de su hogar, o quiere obtener más información acerca de todos los recursos y oportunidades con Organización del Barrio Corcoran (CNO)?</p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/21/nuevos-vencinos-paquetes-de-bienvenidos-disponibles"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>¿Tiene un nuevo vecino de su hogar, o quiere obtener más información acerca de todos los recursos y oportunidades con Organización del Barrio Corcoran (CNO)?<!--break--></p><p>Recibe un actualizado "paquete de bienvenida" de CNO. Llamar Ross Joy en 612-724-7457, email &lt;<span class="spamspan"><span class="u">ross</span> [at] <span class="d">corcoranneighborhood [dot] org</span></span>&gt; o simplemente pasar por la oficina de CNO en 3451 Cedar Ave S.</p><p>¡Vamos a darle unas de las primeras bienvenidas al vecindario!</p><p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><strong><a href="http://corcoranneighborhood.org/archives/corcoran-news-archives/">Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/73315">Click here for current edition.</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/nuevos-vencinos-paquetes-de-bienvenidos-disponibles#comments Corcoran Neighborhoods News in Spanish Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:20:07 +0000 Staff 100757 at http://tcdailyplanet.org New neighbors? Welcome packets available http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/new-neighbors-welcome-packets-available <div class="field field-media-partner-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>Do you have a new neighbor next door, or do you want to get more info about all the resources and opportunities with Corcoran Neighborhood Organization?</p><span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2014/08/21/new-neighbors-welcome-packets-available"><strong>MORE &raquo;</strong></a></span><div class="field field-article-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a>Do you have a new neighbor next door, or do you want to get more info about all the resources and opportunities with Corcoran Neighborhood Organization?<!--break--></p><p>Receive an updated “welcome packet” from CNO. Call up Ross Joy at 612-724-7457, email &lt;<span class="spamspan"><span class="u">ross</span> [at] <span class="d">corcoranneighborhood [dot] org</span></span>&gt; or just stop by the CNO office at 3451 Cedar Ave S.</p><p>Let us be one of the first to say welcome to the neighborhood!</p><p><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/partners/corcoran-news"><img src="/sites/tcdailyplanet.net/files/2013/June/cnologo.jpg" style="float: left;" height="77" width="75" /></a><strong><a href="http://corcoranneighborhood.org/archives/corcoran-news-archives/">Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.</a><br /><a href="http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/73315">Click here for current edition.</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-img-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Corcoran News </div> </div> </div> http://tcdailyplanet.org/news/2014/08/21/new-neighbors-welcome-packets-available#comments Corcoran Neighborhoods Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:18:07 +0000 Staff 100756 at http://tcdailyplanet.org