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Feb 09th

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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat

Shingle Creek
The Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association (SCNA) will hold a board meeting 5:30-8pm Tuesday March 13 at Creekview Park 5001 Humboldt Ave. N.  For more information: Amy Lusenbrink 763-561-1616 or scan@stribmail.com

Victory
The Victory Neighborhood Organization will host a neighborhood meeting 7-9pm Wednesday March 28 St. John's Missionary Baptist Church at 4301 Thomas Ave. N.  For more information; Debbie Nelson 612-529-9558 or info@victoryneighborhood.org

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Masons grant supports homeless veterans

Masons grant supports homeless veterans

 

February 24—The Minnesota Masonic Charities presented a $20,000 donation to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), a 501(c) (3) dedicated to helping homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness. The charity has committed to support MACV over the next three years, giving them a total of $60,000.

There are an estimated 400,000 veterans in Minnesota. According to the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, just over 1% of these veterans and their families are either homeless or facing a crisis that puts them at risk of homelessness. While this seems like such a small amount, just one homeless veteran is unacceptable.

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Dance, Jump and Jive

Dance, Jump and Jive

Twin Cities master artists and storytellers collaborate to present an epic celebration of Black culture, Dance, Jump and Jive. The performers tell the story of African music’s influence in America and the world.

The performance depicts how African rhythms, chanting and dance moves survived the Middle Passage from Africa to the Americas, and, survived slavery while giving birth to Gospel, Blues and Soul, Pop, Swing and Jazz music idioms.

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Conference seeks to build successful collaborations between neighborhoods, cultural communities

Conference seeks to build successful collaborations between neighborhoods, cultural communities

The First Community Connections Conference, hosted by the City of Minneapolis: Neighborhood and Community Relations, was held Saturday February 11th from 8am-5pm at St Mary’s Event Center 2540 Park Av. S. The conference was designed to showcase and build successful collaborations between neighborhoods, cultural communities, residents and the city. 

 

The theme for the 2012 conference was building diversity and increasing participation in neighborhood organizations.
   
“We are going to be a country where children will continue to do better than their parents; whether it is life expectancy, jobs or experience,” said Angela Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PolicyLink.  “It is not clear if that will be our future, if we do not find a way to make it our future,” she said. 

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Make your own luck

Gambling is legally restricted in the United States, but its availability and participation is increasing. Under federal law, gambling is legal and each state is free to regulate or prohibit it. Almost every state allows some form of gambling.  African Americans have little impact in gaming, except as employees.

As African Americans lag economically, the gambling industry continues to prosper.  In 2011, gambling activities generated estimated revenues of $92.27 billion: Card Rooms - $1.18 billion; Commercial Casinos - $34.41 billion; Charitable Games and Bingo - $2.22 billion; Indian Casinos - $26.02 billion; Legal Bookmaking - $168.8 million; Lotteries - $24.78 billion; Pari-mutuel Wagering - $3.50 billion.  Commercial casinos provided 354,000 jobs, and state and local tax revenues of $5.2 billion http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gambling_in_the_United_States&action=edit

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State Senator Jeff Hayden comments on the new district boundaries for 2012

Yesterday, the Minnesota Judicial Special Redistricting Panel released new district boundaries. While Senate District 61, represented by State Senator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis), was renumbered as Senate District 62, the district's lines were left largely unchanged.

Retaining all of its previously-held neighborhoods, the district has expanded to include the rest of Lyndale and Kingfield neighborhoods, and now encompasses a portion of Tangletown.

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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat

African American Family Night
Richard Green Central will host African American Family Night 4:30-7:30pm Tuesday February 28th  3416 4th Ave. S.  For more information: Brenda R. Carrasco 612-668-3736 Braulio.Carrasco@mpls.k12.mn.us

Harrison
The Harrison Neighborhood Association will hold a housing and committee meeting 6:30-7:30pm Thursday March 1st at the HNA office 503 Irving Ave. N.  For more information;  Larry Hiscock 612-374-4849 or info@hnampls.org

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