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Nov 26th

Urbane Exposure uses concert to attract African- Americans and African- American volunteers to Minneapolis Parks

Urbane Exposure uses concert to attract African- Americans and African- American volunteers to Minneapolis ParksMinneapolis is home to some of the most beautiful, scenic parks in the nation.

The parks operated by the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board ... 197 in total ... offer hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, boating and yes, the occasional concert. But for whatever reason, all of the area's residents aren't taking advantage of what the Parks Board has to offer. Although the data isn't clear and the reasons unknown, many African-Americans are not utilizing the parks, and even fewer are volunteering with the many programs – several geared towards youth – which the Parks Board oversees. With Urbane Exposure, the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board hopes to change all of that.
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Sincerely, Mac Irv: Hoops legend's new success in music

Sincerely, Mac Irv: Hoops legend's new success in musicIt didn't happen on purpose but the game of basketball's comparison to the music hustle became a central theme when I spoke with emerging hip-hop artist Lawrence "Mac Irv" McKenzie.
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"Police State U.S.A.: How Orwell's Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality"

BOOK REVIEW

"People have liberty; people take their liberty for granted; people become apathetic; people lose their liberty. We are on that track, but detouring back to the freedom road is still possible...
The data in this book concerns me and should concern you... The coming signs of tyranny are all around us. Fortunately, they can be stopped before it is too late, but not without a courageous effort... We can still save liberty for our children if, and only if, America awakens."

-- Excerpted from the Foreword (pages xi-xii)
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Goapele to headline Urbane Exposure Sept. 6

Goapele to headline Urbane Exposure Sept. 6Bay Area soul singer Goapele is performing in the Twin Cities for the first time in five years as she headlines Urbane Exposure, Saturday, Sept. 6.
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Thoughts from a Unicorn:100% Black. 100 Jewish. 0% Safe

Thoughts from a Unicorn:100% Black. 100 Jewish. 0% Safe"Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNishtana

has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally just Being. Through this witty, straight-talking collection of memoirs, essays, and a few haikus, this 'not autobiography' lends insight on his love of peanut butter & jelly, reflections on loss, fond memories, honest regrets, and experience-induced commentary on the social, racial, and religious politics and intersections of the American-Jewish community and today's African-American attitudes."
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Mixed Media: The Faculty Show at MSU Gordon Parks Gallery

Mixed Media: The Faculty Show at MSU Gordon Parks GalleryMetropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery presents Mixed Media: The Faculty Show as the first exhibit of the school year. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, Sept. 12 from 5–7:30 p.m. and continues through Oct. 3. Gallery hours are Mondays–Thursdays, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Fridays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, at the university's Saint Paul Campus.
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Macy's Glamorama

Macy's GlamoramaMacy's annual Glamorama fashion show once again proved to be one of the most anticipated fashion events in the Twin Cities.
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