ULTC Presents: REAL TALK – Top Black Cops Make the Case for Reform

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, Eagan Police Chief Roger New, and Ramsey County Commander Suwana Kirkland, President of the National Black Police Association – Minnesota Chapter held a lively discussion about policing in the post-George Floyd context.  Responding to questions raised by Real Talk Moderator and ULTC President & CEO Steven Belton and Zoom participants, they shared their perspectives on the “de-fund” movement and talked extensively about what it means to be Black and Blue.

ULTC Presents: REAL TALK – Black Women Rising: A New Wave in Minnesota Politics

Meet the Black women who are running for office since the killing of George Floyd May 25, 2020. Learn about their motivations, challenges, and thoughts about representing the new wave in Minnesota politics!

Guest Moderator:  Lissa Jones-Loffgren; Alberder Gillespie, Founder, PowerHouse Consulting; Annie Porbeni, Asst. HR Director, Minnesota IT Services; Athena Hollis, Sr. Director of Diversity, Minnesota Bar Association; Kimberly Wilburn, Scientist; Anika Bowie, NAACP – Minneapolis Chapter.This presentation was a non-partisan event.  Urban League Twin Cities and its Real Talk virtual town hall forum are not endorsing any political party or candidate(s).

On July 29, 2020 ULTC’s Workforce team held a Virtual Job Fair featuring four employers for the Southwest Light Rail Project. Job seekers were able to communicate directly with employers from Lunda/C.S. McCrossan (project leaders), EJM Pipe Services, Railworks Track Services and Delta Railroad Construction.  If you missed the job fair and would like more information about opportunities in the construction industry, contact us at

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