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Twin Cities marks 25th anniversary of Juneteenth Celebration

Twin Cities marks 25th anniversary of Juneteenth CelebrationAs it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the local Juneteenth Celebration continues to highlight the wellness and improvement of the African American community in the Twin Cities. The theme for this summer’s event is “Celebrating the Spirit of Freedom and Community.”

Juneteenth, the oldest celebration of the end of American slavery, began in Galveston, TX, in 1865, when Union troops enforced the Emancipation Proclamation declaring all slaves freed in revolting states. Upon notice of their freedom two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, the former slaves held community festivals oriented to support the former slaves in their efforts to realize their new freedoms through voting, education, and community welfare as well as picnics, family games, arts and music.
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Parks superintendent receives diversity leadership award

Parks superintendent receives diversity leadership award Jon Gurban, superintendent of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), received the 2010 Pan-African Student Leadership Conference Award from the Office of Institutional Diversity at Minnesot...
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Just what the kids need

Project Diva and Above the E.D.G.E. youth programs will present a “Pillow Talk” on Saturday April 24.  This event is designed to be an intimate conversation in which youth and mentors can catapult pro...

Minneapolis Public Schools to host additional informational meetings on district headquarters proposals

The Minneapolis Public Schools on April 20 and 22 will host informational meetings to provide community members with the opportunity to learn more about the three proposals for right-sizing district h...
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Jamaican judge to discuss his international career in law, human rights May 13

Jamaican judge to discuss his international career in law, human rights May 13 Jamaican Judge Patrick Robinson, president of the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, will reflect on his career in international law and human rights in a speec...
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