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EXCLUSIVE: Russell Simmons speaks out on RushCard glitch

EXCLUSIVE: Russell Simmons speaks out on RushCard glitchRussell Simmons hasn't slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn't access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch, leaving some unable to make rent payments, pay utility bills or buy groceries for their families.

"Technology glitches happen, but this was a tsunami," said Simmons in an exclusive, hour-long interview with the NNPA News Wire.
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America Nears Sweeping Reform of a Criminal Justice System that Has Decimated Black Communities

America Nears Sweeping Reform of a Criminal Justice System that Has Decimated Black CommunitiesFirst of a Two Part Series

When a new inmate steps behind the walls of a prison in Georgia, the entirety of his or her criminal record and mental state is fed into a complex algorithm called the Next Generation Assessment. The NGA just might be the future of America's criminal justice system.
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M-I-Z ...

M-I-Z ...M-I-Z …

The customary response to those letters shouted out is Z-O-U. Together it's Mizzou – the name that signifies you're affiliated as a student, alum, faculty, staff and/or fan of the University of Missouri Tigers. For years, except for hardened sports fans, not too many outside of the Show Me State knew what the hell a Mizzou was. But they know now ... and it's for all the right and all the wrong reasons.


Good Ol' Mizzou.

First, I'm a Tiger.
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Black churches show support for Obama's environment plan

Black churches show support for Obama's environment planWASHINGTON – Leaders of the nation's major Black churches — representing nearly 13 million African-American members — presented over 10,000 pastors' signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan.

The leaders said they are making the effort to push forward the bill, which has a goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030.
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"The 5 largest U.S. landowners own more land than all of Black America Combined"

The five largest white landowners in America together own more rural land than all of black America combined. According to CNBC, this small group's total land holdings are about 9 million acres.

In the report "Who Owns the Land," the United States Department of Agriculture disclosed all of Black America only owns just under 8 million acres. In fact, it was further explained that African Americans own less than one percent of U.S. rural land, worth a mere 14 billion dollars. While combined, white American families privately own over 98 percent of U.S. land, amounting to 856 million acres, with a total worth of over a trillion dollars.
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Negro sections

Negro sectionsA 1935 Minneapolis Planning Area Designations map outlined clear housing boundaries to separate the community by race and income, but some are alleging the same is being done today throughout the Twin Cities.
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Minnesota Kenyans and Liberians mourn loss of two that shared first name

Minnesota Kenyans and Liberians mourn loss of two that shared first nameKenyans and Liberians in Minnesota are in a state of shock after bodies of two members of their communities that share a first name were discovered within 24 hours of each other.

32-year-old Henry McCabe’s body was found Monday on Rush Lake in New Brighton at 4:20pm. He was originally from Liberia and resided in the City of Mounds View with his wife Kareen and their two daughters ages 10 and 2. He was last seen on September 7 in the City of Fridley, about 6 miles from where his body was found on Monday.
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A collaborative approach to job growth

A collaborative approach to job growthThis article is the first in a series by members of the Northside Job Creation Team, a business-focused community partnership coordinated by the city of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools and the University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, aimed at bringing 1,000 sustainable wage jobs to north Minneapolis by 2018.
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Baltimore warrior says Black America has accepted defeat while facing insane levels of street violence

Baltimore warrior says Black America has accepted defeat while facing insane levels of street violence(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave this reporter a blank stare in response to a question. To be asked whether she is familiar with the Baltimore-based group called 300 Men March was apparently baffling to her.

She explained, "That's like asking me if I've heard of the Baltimore Orioles. I'm from Baltimore. I get it."
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I Voted- 2015 - Voice of African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) Voters

I Voted- 2015 - Voice of African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) Voters
This survey is an attempt to capture the political voice of African Latino Asian and Native American (ALANA) peoples of Minnesota. The survey will take about 2 minutes to complete. This survey follows the landmark 2014 survey completed by over 300 respondents from over 66 cities and about half the legislative districts. The survey is conducted with community organizations listed in the survey. The Roy Wilkins Center of the Humphrey School, University of Minnesota will partner in the analysis of the data. Results will be posted on the websites of our media partners (http://www.laprensademn.com/;http://www.insightnews.com/; www.chai.news) periodically on November 3, 2015 and when the final analysis is reported in early November, 2015. Survey Coordinator -  Dr. Bruce Corrie, Concordia University (corrie@csp.edu).

http://www.surveygizmo.com/collab/2419603/52ae8ded2485?__sg_test_notify=YnJ1Y2Vjb3JyaWVAZ21haWwuY29t&__sg_tester=Y29ycmllQGNzcC5lZHU%3D

Whitney Osei crowned first Miss Ghana Tourism USA

Whitney Osei crowned first Miss Ghana Tourism USAThe first annual Miss Ghana Tourism USA Pageant was held in Rockville, Maryland (USA) on October 10, 2015. The beauty pageant endorses the beauty of Ghanaian women hailing from all parts of Ghana that are residents in the United States, while promoting Ghanaian tourism and lifestyle.
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