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  • 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...
  • I Couldnt Live at Home exhibit examines community responses

    "I Couldn't Live at Home" exhibit examines community responses"I Couldn't Live at Home" exhibit and performances at Minneapolis Central Library examines community responses to children in need The Jewish Historical Society of...
  • Bush proposals to help those at risk of home loans foreclosure needs close scrutiny

    Bush proposals to help those at risk of home loans foreclosure needs close scrutinyRecently, the Bush administration announced plans to help turn back the tidal wave of mortgage foreclosures now facing hundreds of thousands of Americans by proposing chang...
  • Low wage jobs deprive Black families

    Low wage jobs deprive Black familiesMore than nine million American families are considered low-wage families, or working poor. These families, more often than not, look like a typical American family: the majority of them have two parents living at home;...
  • Here they come again: Another go round for wacky 9/11 conspiracy theories

    Here they come again: Another go round for wacky 9/11 conspiracy theoriesThere isn't much that the 9/11 conspiracy theorists say that can or should be believed. That even includes the windy claim that their celebration in New York of the sixth annive...
  • You have to take and give time to heal, then try to be best of friends

    You have to take and give time to heal, then try to be best of friendsHere's the scenario: You didn't cheat or otherwise do her dirt. But for her own reasons (whatever she says, it's likely she got bored - don't take it personally, a w...
  • Banks should invest in the same community that supports them

    Banks should invest in the same community that supports themWould it simply be better to stop making deposits in these banks until they start investing in the local Black business community?...
  • Career Fair Success Strategy: Do Your Homework

    By Julie DesmondJust as the cooler weather sets in, career fair season begins to heat up. Whether you're currently unemployed or just daydreaming about a career move, attending a career fair is a free, low-risk way to meet representatives from a ...
  • Kmart launches multicultural doll brands as popularity of ethnic characters like Dora grows

    Kmart launches multicultural doll brands as popularity of ethnic characters like "Dora" grows Bolstered by the success of Nickelodeon's popular bilingual children's character, Dora the Explorer, and the spending power of the nation...
  • Repeat DUI offenders may get confiscated licenses back earlier

    Repeat DUI offenders may get confiscated licenses back earlierA pilot program now underway in Hennepin County will allow offenders who've had their driver's licenses revoked due to multiple DUI convictions to get their licenses back earlier, if ...
  • Early alcohol use leads to abuse Researcher finds that exposure to alcohol in middle school raises the risk of social problems later in life

    For six years, John Donovan's "hobby" was to dig up hard-to-find data on children's use of alcohol. With so much attention paid to binge drinking by high-schoolers and college students, he wanted to shine a light on what was happening ...
  • Friendship Academy students excel in arts competition

    Several students at Friendship Academy of Fine Arts K-6 School entered their visual art projects in the Minnesota State Fair Art Competition. This year's Art Fair Competition had many more entrants than last year. Friendship Academy earned five award...
  • David Haas promises to listen and lead for Ward 5

    David Haas is a candidate for St. Paul City Council Ward 5. The ward covers the North End, East Side and Como residential areas. Haas talked about why he is running for City Council on a recent broadcast of Conversations with Al McFarlane. ...
  • National agenda: Education as pathway to power

    The Eighth African-American Male National Conference (AAMNC), held in conjunction with the 13th Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) State Conference, will focus on the empowerment of African-American males through educational o...

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