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Nellie Stone Johnson Capitol Bust

Nellie Stone Johnson Capitol Bust

About 10 days ago, AALF was contacted by former Minnesota State Representative Joe Mullery.  Mullery informed us that $102K had been raised to put a bust of Nellie Stone Johnson in the Minnesota State Capitol rotunda, but was $8K short of the $110K needed to secure the placement in the rotunda.   Nellie Stone Johnson’s bust […]

“Truth, Racial Healing and Transformatio

“Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Movement – A Conversation About Race” – a huge success!!

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, more than 150 people of various ethnicities and backgrounds engaged in a serious conversation about race.  Representatives from the Native American, Latino, Hmong, Somali, West and East African, European and African American communities came together, to answer the question of “How can we dismantle the narrative of there  being a […]



AALF EXPRESSES OUTRAGE AT TRUMP MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN The African Leadership Forum expresses its outrage concerning the Executive Order issued by President Donald Trump that imposes a travel ban on nationals coming from seven countries, the majority of which are African, and all of which are countries with Muslim majorities.  The Trump Administrations denial that the ban is […]

Ten Demands for Positive Change in the W...

Minneapolis, MN – The Minneapolis Urban League and African American Leadership Forum (AALF) have released a list of immediate and critical demands to improve law enforcement practices in the wake of the Philando Castile homicide. Three immediate demands are: Appoint Special Prosecutor: The Ramsey County Attorney must appoint a Special Prosecutor from the African American […]

AALF Denounces Yet Another Police Murder...

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, yet another African American man, Philando Castile, age 32, was shot by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer, after having been stopped for a broken headlight.   Castile, who was carrying a licensed gun, was shot inside of his car, in the presence of his companion and their 4 year old […]

“Is Minnesota House Republican Leadershi

“Is Minnesota House Republican Leadership Racist” Now that we have your attention, this question must be asked, because African Americans in Minnesota experience the worst economic inequalities in the entire country, yet House Republican Leadership refuse to allocate any portion of the $900 million state budget surplus to address the needs of African Americans, and […]

Mandatory Sick Leave Listening Session

Mandatory Sick Leave Listening Session

On Behalf of Aiyanna Kennerlly  Dear Community: The City of Minneapolis will be holding an African American listening session on Mandatory Sick Leave. If you or anyone you know has employment in the industries below, your opinion is needed to determine whether or not employers must provide sick leave for their employees.   Impacted Industries: Non-profit, food […]

The Minneapolis Urban League Selects Ste...

Minneapolis Urban League Selects Steven Belton as Permanent CEO Minneapolis, MN – The Minneapolis Urban League Board of Directors is pleased and proud to announce today that interim President and CEO Steven Belton has been selected as the permanent CEO of the nearly 90-year-old organization.  Belton won the top job after a six month national […]

Minneapolis Police Update

Minneapolis Police Release 1 Arrestee, Take 2 More Men into Custody November 24, 2015 (Minneapolis) The Minneapolis Police Department has questioned and released one of the men arrested related to Monday night’s shooting near the 4th Precinct. The investigation has revealed that the man arrested in South Minneapolis in his car this afternoon was not […]

AALF is a member of the Ramsey Tobacco C...

AALF is a member of the Ramsey Tobacco Coalition

The African American Leadership Forum is a member of the Ramsey Tobacco Coalition, whose mission is to reduce the influence of the tobacco industry on youth and other communities most harmed by tobacco. Flavored tobacco is one of the newest ways the tobacco industry is targeting youth. Tobacco products, including cheap cigars and cigarillos, shisha […]