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Exhibit: Penumbra at 40
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Exhibit: Penumbra at 40

Without Penumbra the world may have never heard of August Wilson. A brilliant poet, it was Penumbra Theatre and its founder and artistic director Lou Bellamy that helped turn Wilson from poet to playwright. Wilson, whose Pulitzer Prize winning play “Fences” that has been transformed into an Oscar-nominated film, produced his first play, “Black Bart…

The lost art of writing things down
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The lost art of writing things down

(StatePoint) – In this digital age, you may go days without using a pen and paper, but there are many reasons to skip the devices and stick to writing things down. From staying organized to planning your week to tracking career growth, here are a few things to take note of when it comes to…

Call for Black male mentors at Patrick Henry
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Call for Black male mentors at Patrick Henry

A call has gone out to adult Black male community members. The young Black male scholars at Patrick Henry High School need and want your mentorship. That’s the statement from the leadership team at Patrick Henry Senior High School, 4320 N Newton Ave, Minneapolis. They are asking for mentors to volunteer to join them for…

Say ‘meh’ to the Russian hacks
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Say ‘meh’ to the Russian hacks

By Carol Cao When there’s a ginormous elephant in the room glowering at you with the evil eye, what do you do? Don’t talk to it. Don’t talk about it. The CIA reached their conclusion about the Russian hacks intervening in the tides of the 2016 Election. But the news outlet entertained us enough with…

Secretary of Education calls for high-quality education programs in correctional facilities
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Secretary of Education calls for high-quality education programs in correctional facilities

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. called for more high-quality education programs within correctional facilities – especially, since nearly all of America’s 1.5 million incarcerated individuals will eventually reenter society. In a letter that coincides with a report showing low-literacy skills among the incarcerated, King urged states to make use of expanded resources…

McCollum calls Bannon appointment proof of Trump’s ugly direction
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McCollum calls Bannon appointment proof of Trump’s ugly direction

WASHINGTON – Rep. Betty McCollum (D – 4th Dist.) took to the House Floor, going on record to oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House. Bannon is the former executive editor of conservative and controversial Breitbart News and a leader of the alt-right movement….

New documentary, ‘White Time’ takes on white supremacy and white privilege
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New documentary, ‘White Time’ takes on white supremacy and white privilege

“White Time,” a documentary mini-series from Raitan Films and independent filmmaker D. Eric Harmon, tackles the history and structure of white supremacy and institutional racism in the United States from colonial times to modern day. Made possible by a Minnesota State Schools and Universities (MNSCU) sabbatical grant, “White Time” is available for free to all…

Keep moving forward on the path towards justice
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Keep moving forward on the path towards justice

By Marian Wright Edelman “You know, it was pretty staggering. It put an end to essentially something that the Civil War was unable to end.” – Legal Defense Fund Attorney Jack Greenberg, describing his reaction after the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education I was heartbroken by the recent death of Jack…

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