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Tomás Fernández Robaina: Leading authority on Afro-Cuban experience

Tomás Fernández Robaina: Leading authority on Afro-Cuban experienceOne of Cuba's leading authorities on the Afro-Cuban experience will speak in the Twin Cities this coming Friday and Saturday.

Tomás Fernández Robaina, author of many books and articles on the history of the African presence in Cuba, will make two presentations, one at the University of Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 13 and the other at Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St., Minneapolis, the following day, Nov. 14. The theme of both talks is, "The Complexity of the Struggle of African Descendants in Cuba Today."
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The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers celebrates its 20th Anniversary and proudly hosts its Annual Scholarship Gala

The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers celebrates its 20th Anniversary and proudly hosts its Annual Scholarship GalaOn November 14, The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL), at their annual Scholarship Gala , will celebrate 20 years of promoting and supporting the professional development of judges, lawyers, and law students, and its role in representing the interests of Minnesota's Black community..

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Cookie Cart honors Xcel Energy with 2015 Sister Jean Community Service Award at Annual Chefs' Dinner Fundraiser

Cookie Cart honors Xcel Energy with 2015 Sister Jean Community Service Award at Annual Chefs' Dinner FundraiserCookie Cart, the nonprofit north Minneapolis bakery that employs and empowers teens, has named Xcel Energy the recipient of the 2015 Sister Jean Community Service Award.
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Ghanaian Association launches scholarship program

Ghanaian Association launches scholarship programThe GhanAM Foundation for the Development of Responsible Citizens recently held a fundraising luncheon and awarded several scholarships.

In 2014, the Ghanaian Association of Minnesota (GhanAM) launched an Academic Foundation for the Development of Responsible Citizens program, with the goal of providing modest financial assistance and support to the youth, towards post-secondary education. The program also aims to offer volunteerism, mentorship and internship opportunities to students who demonstrate a desire to pursue higher education.
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Governor Mark Dayton hosts meeting with Liberia Vice President

Governor Mark Dayton hosts meeting with Liberia Vice PresidentGovernor Mark Dayton hosted Joseph H. Boakai, Vice President of Liberia, at the Governor's Residence last Monday, October 26, 2015
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Chamblis leads Blue Line transit discussion

Chamblis leads Blue Line transit discussionConstruction on the Light Rail Bottineau Transitway Blue Line Extension is set to begin in 2018, continuing from Minneapolis through Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. The transitway project, estimated to cost about a billion dollars is likely to have billions more in future investments and economic development for neighborhoods along its corridor.

Over 50,000 African Americans and other communities of color reside in these cities, yet few have had an opportunity to weigh in and benefit from projects and policies that directly impact their lives. The African American Leadership Forum (AALF) and Northwest Community Building (NWCB) are conducting a rigorous campaign to ensure that African Americans have an opportunity to learn about the impending project, and offer input for designing neighborhood plans.
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Healing police community relations

Healing police community relationsThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Richfield Police and Bloomington Police partnered to hold a community conversation about the relationship between the community and police departments.

The Oct. 18 conversation started with a moment of silence for Aitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Sandburg, shot and killed earlier that morning in St. Cloud.
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