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Oct 30th


Rapid Transit corridors throughout the metro

The Metropolitan Council is taking public comments on amending the region's long-range Transportation Policy Plan (TPP) to include light rail transit (LRT) for the Bottineau Transitway in Hennepin County. Also, on including additional Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors throughout the metro area to provide faster, more reliable trips on arterial streets. The Council approved a public meeting date on these two issues for March 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Robbinsdale City Hall in Robbinsdale, and a public hearing for March 11 at 5:00 p.m. at the Metro Transit F.T. Heywood Office Building Chambers in Minneapolis.

An evening with Ta-coumba Aiken: Celebrating our similarities and differences

 An evening with Ta-coumba Aiken: Celebrating our similarities and differencesSpend an evening for part two of An Evening with tpt's MN Original series creating art through various mediums with internationally recognized Twin Cities artist, educator, and community activist, Ta-coumba Aiken.

Dads: May I have this dance?

Dads: May I have this dance?Positive Image 1st Annual Father Daughter Dance was held at the Crowne Plaza in Brooklyn Center, on Sunday, February 10, 2013. A community-sponsored, formal, elegant and fun-filled evening for girls ages 5 years and over, and the special men in their lives.

JustSpeak: Unlearning racism requires taking positive (affirmative) action

JustSpeak: Unlearning racism requires taking positive (affirmative) actionThe recent racist incident at Washburn High School of Minneapolis, in which a black doll was hung (lynched), is disturbing. We are living in the 21st century. And yet, not too long ago in 2003 Duluth, MN built a memorial to commemorate the unlawful and unjustified lynching of three young Black men in 1920. Despite this example of racial reconciliation, in 2008 an effigy of Presidential candidate Barrack Obama was found hanging from the Duluth memorial.

Irma McClaurin keynotes Black Nurses Association gala

Dr. Irma McClaurin, former President of Shaw University, former University of Minnesota Associate VP and Founding Executive Director of UROC, and Ford Foundation Program Officer, 6pm Saturday, March 9, 2013 delivers the keynote address for the Minnesota Chapter of National Black Nurses Association, (MNBNA) fundraising gala.

Dayton appoints Judge Alexander to 4th judicial district

 Dayton appoints Judge Alexander to 4th judicial districtGovernor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Judge Pamela G. Alexander as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District. Judge Alexander will be replacing The Honorable Robert A. Blaeser, who recently retired. The judgeship will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.

Occupy organizer acquitted of assault charges at Freddie Mac law firm

Last week a Ramsey County jury found Anthony Newby, executive director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, not guilty on assault charges. An employee of a law firm representing Freddie Mac, a primary target of the housing justice movement, pressed charges after a peaceful protest March 1, 2012.
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