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  • Cubas Tiempo Libre at Patrick Henry High School

    One-hundred band students from Patrick Henry High School will have the unique opportunity Thursday to participate in a workshop with the Minnesota Orchestra and with the Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre....
  • Maxine Waters statement on the death of Rep. Augustus Hawkins

    Los Angeles, CA-Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35), released the following statement in response to the passing of Congressman Augustus Hawkins:"It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I join with the family of the Honorable August...
  • Urban League loses $1 million program serving Black youth

    Blacks get the misery; whites get the moneyAnother $1 million budget social service program has been diverted from a premier social service agency serving Minneapolis' Black community, and placed with a white controlled and directed agency that does...
  • Parents graduate

    Project Murua Boot Camp at 7pm tonight at Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, graduates its first class of parents who have developed new skills to protect their children from violence....
  • The politics of ethanol outshine its costs

    Despite higher food prices and environmental damage, it's warmly embraced in Congress.With gasoline near $3 a gallon, climate concerns rising, and an election season in full swing, politicians are eager to tell constituents that they're doing so...
  • Katrina survivor seeks help locating relative

    DENVER - Hurricane Katrina devastated lives and left emotional scars that may never heal for many of its survivors. The trauma is further compounded for Linda Selestan, because the whereabouts of her brother Wilfred, 58, are still unknown two years after ...
  • Carter, Hardy bring progressive leadership

    Melvin Carter III last week won election as the next City Councilmember for Ward 1, with 58% of the vote. In a thank you note to supporters, Carter said the victory was "an amazing testament to your faith in me, and I am so proud"....
  • Urban League loses $1 million contract serving Black youth: Blacks get the misery; whites get the money

    Urban League loses $1 million contract serving Black youthBlacks get the misery; whites get the moneyPictured: Minneapolis Urban League CEO Clarence HightowerAnother $1 million budget social service program has been diverted from a premier social service ...
  • No excuse for using the n word

    No excuse for using the "n" wordIt's true, for the most part, that there's two sides to every story. Accordingly, after being yanked off the stage at Black Enterprise's recent event, comic Eddie Griffin was a featured guest on �...
  • Oprahs star power does zilch for Obama

    What do Willie Nelson, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Martin Sheen and in reverse, George Clooney have in common? They are big money celebrities and virtual household names. They all endorsed Democratic presidential candidates in 2004....
  • This Conversation May Be Recorded

    Ever had a problem with a paycheck or watched your computer sputter its last breath just when you needed it most? At moments like these, if the conversation you want to have with the payroll department or help desk involves a loud stream of ugly adjective...
  • How Chryslers sale affects African Americans

    How Chrysler's sale affects African AmericansThe "merger of equals" created in 1998 by the $36 billion union of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler has failed. Chrysler's sale involves 80.1% of stock going to the control of Cerberus Capital Mana...
  • Business leadership profile - TIM AND DORIS BAYLOR Community builders who lift as they rise

    Tim and Doris Baylor are best friends and business partners as well. They own the North Minneapolis McDonald's Restaurant and also the McDonald's franchise in Robbinsdale. They are real estate developers. Doris is an educator and counselor and r...
  • Jena 6: Too early to celebrate

    The judge who presided over the trial of Mychal Bell and, more recently, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals, have vacated felony charges against Bell growing out of a group of Black teens beating a White youth at Jena High School. Both legal ent...
  • $2.45 million science grant broadens access

    A statewide alliance of 16 colleges and universities led by the University of Minnesota, along with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota High Tech Association, announced today that it will receive a $2.45 million grant over the next five year...
  • Obama fundraising keeps pace with Clintons

    A $25 a ticket fundraiser raked in $200,000 for Barack Obama's campaign on Sept. 7. That might be a drop in the ocean compared to the three million dollars that Oprah raised at her Obama fundraiser the next day, but it also is a sign of the Illinois ...
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha demands justice for the Jena Six

    The decision by the Louisiana Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction of Mychal Bell, one of the "Jena 6," confirms the long-held belief by Alpha Kappa Alpha's international president Barbara A. McKinzie that the charges levied against ...
  • ABC Foundation program creates equal education opportunities

    ABC Foundation program creates equal education opportunitiesOver six years ago, Jessica Brooks was sitting in her middle school classroom, convinced that she was in trouble. She just heard an announcement over the public address system calling for twenty ...
  • KFAI broadcasts Youth News Initiative feature stories

    Eight news-length feature stories produced by the participants of the 2007 KFAI Youth News Initiative will be aired every Tuesday during the KFAI Evening News at 6:00 p.m....
  • Guaranteed Success: When You Never Give Up by Percy Master P Miller

    "Guaranteed Success: When You Never Give Up" by Percy "Master P" MillerBusiness is tough these days.The economy isn't where you'd like to see it. New clients are harder to get, and your competitors are screaming for your cus...

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