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  • AIDS support includes help for orphans

    Washington, DC- By a vote of 375 to 41, the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the $15 billion United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003......
  • ACORN fights to help 82-year-old widow keep home

    Ruth Alice Senear is an 82-year-old woman who bought her North Minneapolis home with her late husband in 1955. When she fell behind on her $41,000 mortgage and was facing foreclosure, she was contacted by Rand Financial,......
  • Children’s needs ignored Congress budget resolution unjust

    Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans have been calling, e-mailing, and visiting their members of Congress to urge them to vote NO on a budget resolution that will leave no millionaire, but millions of children behind. ...
  • New campaign urges teens and adults to talk straight about teen pregnancy

    The Minnesota Department of Health's MN ENABL (Minnesota Education Now and Babies Later) program has launched a new education campaign to raise awareness about what teens and adults can do to prevent teen pregnancy. One of the goals of the campaign i...
  • Governor Doyle promotes fitness and activity to fight childhood obesity

    Governor Jim Doyle and Coca-Cola Introduce Step With It! to Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee—Governor Jim Doyle and Penelope Royall, Acting Executive Director of the President’s Council......
  • Randall Robinson encourages engaged, conscious citizenry

    Randall Robinson educated, inspired, and challenged his audience to become a much more informed and engaged citizenry during the keynote speech at the Second Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....
  • Decision sets tone for Minnesota Legislature Lindner stonewalls: No apology offered

    Voting 2-2 along party lines the Minnesota House of Representatives Ethics Committee last week dismissed charges brought against State Representative Arlon Lindner, R-Corcoron....
  • Liberia has special relationship with US

    In addition to being an entrepreneur, Liberian-born Wilfred Harris is West Africa representative on the Minnesota Council on Black Minnesotans; chair of the Human Relations Commission for Brooklyn Park; and a member of Hennepin County’s African American...
  • Half jobs pay less than $10/hour

    Founded in l982, Jobs Now is a coalition of more than 100 community, religious, labor and direct service organizations committed to the objective that all Minnesota workers will have the opportunity to earn a family-supporting wage....
  • Ford, IBM, GM sued for hand in apartheid

    It’s profound testament to entrenched evil that the reparation imperative still is bitterly obstructed by racist regimes’ unwillingness to account for transgressions against humanity. Even in South Africa, which has undergone radical change and now re...
  • Mediation must move forward as planned

    For those of you who were not among the crowd of 1,200 in attendance at the Minneapolis Urban League’s Annual Dinner, where Tavis Smiley was the guest speaker, you missed a great event. You also missed the challenge he issued to the audience and to the ...
  • Bush administration making threats to Syria

    Hold onto your hats! We may be walking into yet another war. That’s right. Barely had the war in Iraq begun to subside when the Bush administration began making very ominous threats to Syria. It is starting to sound a lot like spring 2002, in fact....
  • Blackonomics: The secret is out about Black chemists, chemical engineers

    When Chris Kinard and Dr. Robert Ford called me about coming to the annual conference of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE, pronounced No-be-shay),......
  • Mike Epps and Ice Cube have rare comedic chemistry

    31-year-old comedian Mike Epps has appeared in six films, including Bait, How High and Dr. Dolittle 2. He was seen late last year in Friday After Next and is still flying off store shelves in the hilarious hit All About The Benjamins....
  • Lewis-Johnson unsanctioned by WBC

    NEW YORK, NY---The World Boxing Council will not sanction WBC heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis’ bout against Kirk Johnson on June 21. WBC instead demand that Lewis’ mandatory defense against No 1-ranked Vitali Klitschko is past due. ...
  • Elvin Bethea Selected To Pro Football Hall of Fame

    HOUSTON, TEXAS---When he retired in 1983 after 16 years of giving his blood and sweat to the Houston Oilers, Elvin Bethea had no idea he would be selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 20 years later....
  • Push to end the suffering and cancer caused deaths by 2015

    Editor’s Note: This is a summary of the Intercultural Cancer Council’s (ICC) Educational Forum entitled: Elimination of Health Disparities and Implementing Strategic Alliances, held at the Omni Shoreham in Washington DC February 22-24, 2003....
  • Ann Bancroft awards celebrate women who dream

    Now in its seventh year, the Annual Ann Bancroft Awards demonstrates the incredible power of women believing in and achieving their dreams through an inspiring program honoring the accomplishments of girls and women in Minnesota....
  • War coverage presented by us media strikingly awful

    The war in Iraq was presented to the United States public by many media outlets as entertainment. It created an environment that could make it so easy to just ignore what we were witnessing in “Shock and Awe... ...
  • Wealth Creation Goal: 50% should be homeowners by 30th birthday

    To create wealth, Black Americans must increase our rate of home-ownership. Our community must maintain a keen focus on the challenge, priority and need to cultivate equity and,......

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