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10 years later, Hurricane Katrina's impact still devastating on New Orleans' Black residents

10 years later, Hurricane Katrina's impact still devastating on New Orleans' Black residentsNew Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took to the road to declare his city is "no longer recovering, no longer rebuilding" a decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated it in one of America's worst natural disasters, but some refuse to buy that speech.
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Remembering Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015)

Remembering Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015)On hearing the announcement that Julian Bond had passed on to the ancestors, I knew greatness had left us. The event gave me pause and I tried to remember when I first found myself in the sphere of influence of this great American leader.
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Victor Propes A pioneering spirit

Victor Propes A pioneering spiritVictor Propes envisioned strategies and structures that could support the advancement of people of African descent in Minnesota. His legacy includes ongoing efforts that seek to quicken consciousness and processes than can deliver equity and engagement to Minnesota's Black community.
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Congressional Black Caucus offers condolences on the passing of Amelia Boynton Robinson

Congressional Black Caucus offers condolences on the passing of Amelia Boynton RobinsonWASHINGTON, D.C. - Aug 26, 2015 — Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) said on the passing of 104-year-old civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson, "Today we mourn the passing of a remarkable citizen, Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist and one of the leaders of the 1965 Bloody Sunday march of 1965.
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The legacy of Julian Bond

The legacy of Julian BondThere is an old African proverb that says "The spirit of a freedom warrior will never die in the enduring life of the village, yet that valued spirit will be passed on to future generations." Julian Bond was a freedom fighter. He was a gallant leader-warrior for freedom, justice and equality. And his spirit will never die.
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Judge Natalie E. Hudson named Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court

Judge Natalie E. Hudson named Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme CourtGov. Mark Dayton announced his appointment of the Honorable Natalie Hudson as associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
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McFarlane elected NNPA Foundation Board Chair

McFarlane elected NNPA Foundation Board ChairWashington, DC (August 2015) -- The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee.
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UCARE CEO JIM EPPELL SAYS - DHS decision will force 475,000 to change their health insurance

UCARE CEO JIM EPPELL SAYS - DHS decision will force 475,000 to change their health insuranceUcare, Minnesota's fourth-largest health plan, filed suit in Ramsey County District Court asking for a temporary injunction to stop Minnesota's Department of Human Services (DHS) from moving ahead with its plans to force 370,000 Minnesotans to switch from UCare to other health plans in 2016.
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Injustices represent staggering violations of the fundamental human rights of Black America: Call for U.N., international response to human rights violations

Injustices represent staggering violations of the fundamental human rights of Black America: Call for U.N., international response to human rights violationsAlmost daily there is another fatal case of racially-motivated police brutality that occurs against a Black American woman, man or child. What is happening to Black people in America? What is causing this resurgence of bigotry, violence and brutality?
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Justice Page leaves another Hall of Fame legacy

Justice Page leaves another Hall of Fame legacyAfter 23 years, Associate Justice Alan Page's second illustrious career is coming to a close.

The justice, who endeared himself in the hearts of many Minnesotans as the leader of the Purple People Eaters – the defensive unit of the Minnesota Vikings of the 1970s – is retiring from the Minnesota Supreme Court on Aug. 31. The retirement is mandatory as state rules say no justice can serve after the month of his or her 70th birthday. Page turned 70 on Aug. 7.
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U.S. gun violence: A human rights failure

U.S. gun violence: A human rights failureWASHINGTON (NNPA) — The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial Stand Your Ground laws; violating personal privacy; and doing a poor job of caring for victims of gun violence.
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