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Veteran music industry producer Andre Fischer to keynote Black Data Processing Associates Fifth Annual Awards Ceremony

Veteran music industry producer Andre Fischer to keynote Black Data Processing Associates Fifth Annual Awards CeremonyThe Black Data Processing Associates-Twin Cities (BDPA) will honors the Twin Cities’ top IT professionals at its fifth annual awards ceremony on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Music industry producer Andre Fischer, recognized for producing and arranging Natalie Cole’s Grammy award-winning album “Unforgettable,” will keynote the BDPA’s ceremony -- "Challenges for Today, Strategies for Tomorrow."
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Safety alert: Avoid thin ice in Hennepin County

Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek is reminding parents and guardians to keep children away from thin ice on rivers, ponds, creeks, and lakes. Now that children are enjoying winter break, they have more time to explore the outdoors. Please instruct your children to stay off of partially-frozen bodies of water.
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Minneapolis Urban League: Open letter to the community

Minneapolis Urban League: Open letter to the communityIt has been an honor to serve as the CEO of the Minneapolis Urban League for the last 6 months. I am impressed by the quality of the non-profit sector, the generosity of the philanthropic community, and the commitment of our board, staff, and the community we serve.   
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Midtown Global Market celebrates Kwanzaa

Midtown Global Market will be filled with educational and fun activities as it celebrates Kwanzaa on Saturday, December 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Blame it on Hip Hop holds first annual scholarship contest

Blame it on Hip Hop holds first annual scholarship contestIn honor of Hip Hop, the Minneapolis-based apparel company, Blame It On Hip Hop (BIOHH), is announcing their first annual scholarship essay contest, awarding (2) $500 scholarships to two students to advance their work in elevating Hip Hop culture. Graduating high school seniors and college students from across the nation are encouraged to write an original essay, answering one of the following "Big Questions:"
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Good Jobs, Green Future: Twin Cities janitors launch green cleaning campaign

Hundreds of Twin Cities janitors, joined by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and US Rep.  Keith Ellison, kicked off their campaign to make green cleaning a reality in the Twin Cities by reducing waste, saving energy, and reducing the use of toxic chemicals. SEIU Local 26 represents over 4,000 janitors that clean the majority of buildings in the seven-county metropolitan area, and is preparing to bargain a new contract with all major janitorial contractors in the market.
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1931-2009: Isiah "Ike" Williams III was Jacksonville activist, newspaper publisher

1931-2009: Isiah Isiah "Ike" Jesse Williams III, lawyer, historian, community activist and former publisher of the Jacksonville Advocate newspaper, died Nov. 25 in a local nursing home. He was 78 and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six years ago.
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