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Bennie Pearl Brown memorial fund supports black women in film, "Glory Days" project

Bennie Pearl Brown memorial fund supports black women in film, Bennie Pearl Brown was born April 4, 1925 in Peachtree, Alabama to the union of Benny Portis and Mamie Williams, who preceded her in death.  Bennie Pearl attended elementary school in Fulton, Alabama.  She left high school before finishing to marry Fletcher Wright. When they separated, she moved to Georgia. 

After 1947, Bennie Pearl relocated to Chicago where her sisters Rosa Nell Rutledge and Aquilla Pinkston resided, both of whom preceded her in death.  There she met M.T. Walton and together they had a child, Reece Rene (Wright) Bell.  In 1951, she married Edward McClaurin, with whom she had two children, Irma Pearl and Edward, Jr., the latter who recently passed. In 1959, she and Wilbur Brice Perkins together had a child, Rory McClaurin.  She finished her high school degree in 1969, while working as a cashier.  She later worked at the Chicago Lung Association alongside her sister Rosa Nell until the 1980s.  Bennie was married for a time to Clarence Wilson. 
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Reduce rent option offers more affordable housing to older adults

Reduce rent option offers more affordable housing to older adultsA new reduced rent program allows elders who cannot afford market-rate rentals access to one-bedroom apartments at Augustana Apartments, an independent and assisted living community for people age 55+...
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Robin Hickman keynotes CBM King celebration

“Unarmed Truth:” The Blueprint for Lasting Change. ” is the Council on Black Minnesotans theme marking the 25th anniversary of the Minnesota’s adoption of the federal Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. ...
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Workshop to help individuals be successful renters

Lutheran Social Service to offer workshop on March 6 in Minneapolis

Keys to Successful Rental Living is a three-hour workshop that will be offered by Lutheran Social Service to help individuals learn h...
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57 DWI arrests in Minneapolis during Holidays

Despite significant reductions in DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) deaths in recent years, 2009 had the lowest alcohol-related death count on record—141. Impaired driving still accounts for one-third o...
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