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Black Greeks show unity at Pan-Hellenic picnic

Black Greeks show unity at Pan-Hellenic picnic

Members of all nine historically Black Greek organizations came out for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship during the Twin Cities Greek Picnic.

Pictured: Greek unity. Simon Ndely (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.), Anthony Hines (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.), James Burroughs (Omega Psi Phi), Lindsay Benjamin (Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.) and Nakeisha Ferguson (Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.) gather at the Twin Cities Greek Picnic.

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Kevin Warren hosts backpack giveaway at Lucy Craft Laney

Kevin Warren hosts backpack giveaway at Lucy Craft Laney

A new school year has started in the Twin Cities.

Pictured: Vikings Vice President Kevin Warren (top left) and his family donated backpacks filled with school supplies to the students of Lucy Craft Laney Community. The donation is part of a broader commitment to the school by the Warren family and the MN Vikings. Also pictured is Vikings Mascot Viktor and former Vikings Punter Greg Coleman (top right).

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Busara: Practical Wisdom for Academic Success

Back-to School Part II

In Swahili, the word for “common sense” is Busara. Busara refers to the need to make knowledge usable, practical and applicable to the everyday lives of the learner. Good teachers really know how to make learning fun and meaningful to their students. I think it is because excellent educators believe that all children have the capacity to excel and have the right to dream.
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LoveWorks Academy Drum and Drill Team in motion

LoveWorks Academy Drum and Drill Team in motion

Watching LoveWorks Academy’s In Motion Drill and Dance Team and TKO Drum Line perform is awe-inspiring.

You ask yourself, “How do they do it?” You say, “They’re so young, yet they perform so well, they don’t make any mistakes. How do they do it?”

The answer, of course, is practice, enthusiasm, and a dedicated coach and parent directors.

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Tackling the bullying epidemic head on

Parents of the 13 million children who suffer from an acute bullying problem can now find solutions at their fingertips. A Team Up to Stop Bullying campaign was launched recently to address America's bullying issue, which spikes as students return to classrooms and playgrounds. Team Up to Stop Bullying is the first solutions- and service-based anti-bullying coalition striving to provide immediate solutions that parents and schools can implement today.

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Construction of Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center exceeds minority and women participation goals

Construction of Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center exceeds minority and women participation goalsThe construction team for the new Minneapolis Public Schools John B. Davis Education and Service Center on West Broadway in north Minneapolis has exceeded its women and minority participation goals for the 173,000 square foot building.
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Area students gain experience in architecture, design

Area students gain experience in architecture, design

A group of students interested in environmental design recently completed a project centered on a possible light rail route.

Pictured: From left to right: Xee Xiong, Richard Xiong, Koa Vue, Samuel Ero-Phillips , Brandon Lee, Cheng and Alfredo. Ero-Phillips got involved because he was "interested in what Juxtaposition was doing for the community.
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to courtesy of Samuel Ero-Phillips.

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