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Nov 27th


Panel will discuss Civil Rights activism and the enduring legacies of individual action

Can one person make a difference for civil rights? A panel consisting of a 1960s "Freedom Rider," community leaders who are longtime civil rights activists, and area teens will present "Civil Rights Then and Now:  Actions and Legacies," a discussion of their experiences as champions of civil rights, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Hennepin County Library - Brookdale, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center. Admission is free.

Rites of Passage event to celebrate, recognize African American males

At a time when so many negative images of young Black men are featured in the media, a local effort is mentoring and celebrating those who are headed in positive directions. That’s the 11th Annual Rites of Passage, set for 6 p.m. March 7 at the Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka.

Three champions of workplace diversity to be honored at Multicultural Forum March 3-4

Three longtime champions of workplace diversity will be honored at the 21th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, a two-day national training conference that will be held March 3 and 4 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

The Fabulous Boot Affair raises money to combat domestic violence

There is nothing fabulous about violence against women and children.  The quickly developing, community business group ‘Sistas that Rock the Cradle,’ are fabulous, and the event that they recently held is proof of that.

Councilmember Elizabeth Glidden announces Eighth Ward Community Leader Awards

The Eighth Ward Community Leadership Awards and Stephanie Ball-Bailey Youth Leadership Awards were presented at “Early Mornings with Elizabeth” January 30 at the Turtle Bread Company, 48th Street and Chicago. Award recipients were recognized for thier dedication and service to community.

Recycling calendars make it easy for you to help the environment

City of Minneapolis recycling customers should watch their mailboxes in late February for the City’s 2009 recycling calendar. The calendar will tell you what you can and can’t recycle through the City’s Solid Waste and Recycling service, and it will show all the dates in 2009 when you should put out your recycling. Recycling saves natural resources, energy and money, and it’s easy to recycle in Minneapolis.

Operating Engineers Local 49 statement on passing of stimulus bill

MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL, Minnesota - Congress’ approval of the President Obama’s economic stimulus recovery plan was met with enthusiasm from Glen Johnson, Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E)/Local 49.
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