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Westminster town hall forum on racism Sept. 13
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Westminster town hall forum on racism Sept. 13

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, will host a forum on racism Sept. 13. The noon forum, “Racism and the Soul of America” featuring author and educator Eddie Glaude, Jr. is free and open to the public. Glaude Jr. is the William S. Tod professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton…

Grants available for supportive housing services
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Grants available for supportive housing services

Applications are being accepted for new grants to help find and keep permanent housing for people living with serious mental illnesses, and who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), people experiencing homelessness are also more likely to be living with a serious mental illness such…

Who’s talking to our young Black men?
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Who’s talking to our young Black men?

As a mother, it was heartbreaking to hear my adult daughter’s account of random gunfire ripping through her home on the Humboldt Greenway as she and her two children, ages 5 and 8, lay asleep in their separate bedrooms on a hot summer night. According to my daughter, and like the story-telling accounts of so…

Metro Transit honored as System of the Year
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Metro Transit honored as System of the Year

Metro Transit is celebrating a top national award that recognizes its record ridership and success in a range of areas, including safety, operations, maintenance and community relations. The agency has received the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2016 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. The prestigious annual award, also known as System of the Year,…

6th annual United Way Action Day
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6th annual United Way Action Day

Thousands of volunteers descended upon Target Field on a recent Thursday evening for the 6th annual United Way Action Day and assembled 9,000 backpacks. Event organizers say attendees had a fun-filled and inspirational evening of music, community stories, and most of all, left knowing they’re part of “#huMNkind.” Greater Twin Cites United Way and the…

AARP Minnesota and Pollen honor 50 Minnesotans over 50
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AARP Minnesota and Pollen honor 50 Minnesotans over 50

AARP Minnesota and Pollen unveiled the first ever Minnesota 50 over 50 list. The 50 individuals are being honored as accomplished community leaders who are defying stereotypes about aging. A number of residents from Minneapolis, St. Paul and the greater Minnesota regions have been selected as leaders on the 50 over 50 list. “This list…

Carrie H. Wallace introduced youth to camping
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Carrie H. Wallace introduced youth to camping

Mrs. Carrie Hoffman Wallace passed away at the grand age of 95, living to become a great-great-great-grandmother. She was survived by her son-in-law, Art Frazier, grandchildren Autumn Frazier (Mike Cotten), Shelleye Williamson (Tony Williamson), Arthur Frazier (Anita Frazier), Charles Wallace, Tony Tompkins and Tracy Anderson, nine great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren. She will be…

State Fair to celebrate the life of Prince
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State Fair to celebrate the life of Prince

The Minnesota State Fair is inviting everyone to join in a celebration honoring Prince. The celebration takes place Friday, Aug. 26 inside the fairgrounds. Fairgoers are encouraged to wear purple in tribute to Minnesota’s most famous native son, who died April 21. The evening, centering on Prince, will feature a number of exclusive activities including…

NOC to host community forum on Black America featuring Jill Stein; Green Party candidate for president
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NOC to host community forum on Black America featuring Jill Stein; Green Party candidate for president

On Tuesday, (Aug.) 16, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) will host a community conversation at the Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave., in North Minneapolis featuring Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. This forum will focus on the Black experience in America, and specifically in Minnesota, home to some of the worst racial disparities in…

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