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Aug 03rd


Prescription for ending AIDS in Black America

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A new study by the Black AIDS Institute says that the end of the AIDS epidemic is within reach, but to get there it will cost the federal government roughly $300 million, a tough sell at a time when a fractured Congress stumbles toward the next fiscal deal.

Cherryhomes announces bid for mayor

Cherryhomes announces bid for mayorThe DFL field for Minneapolis mayor increased by one as former city council president and Northsider, Jackie Cherryhomes announced her candidacy for the city's top job.

Landmark Third Avenue South bridge over I-94 to be rededicated to honor Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton

Landmark Third Avenue South bridge over I-94 to be rededicated to honor Mayor Sharon Sayles BeltonA special project announced by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to honor former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton is underway. The City of Minneapolis will renovate the landmark, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired bridge on Third Avenue South over Interstate 94 and rededicate it as the "Sharon Sayles Belton Bridge." The plaza at the foot of the north side of the bridge will feature a new public artwork that will honor Mayor Sayles Belton's historic accomplishments.

Prosecutors: Keep guns from hands of people with history of violence

 Prosecutors: Keep guns from hands of people with history of violenceSenator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park), Representative John Lesch (DFL-St. Paul) and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the introduction of legislation to allow prosecutors to crack down on those dangerous people who already have committed serious crimes and still possess a gun.

Obama challenges Congress to complete unfinished task

Obama challenges Congress to complete unfinished taskWASHINGTON (NNPA) – After laying out a progressive agenda for his second term in his inaugural address, President Obama followed up Tuesday night with a series of specific proposals in his State of the Union address that include increasing and indexing the minimum wage, repairing deteriorated infrastructure, and investing in education and clean energy.

Tuskegee's Army ROTC passes on leadership and traditions

Tuskegee's Army ROTC passes on leadership and traditionsTUSKEGEE, Ala. (January 30, 2013) – During a small, yet solemn ceremony, Tuskegee University's Army ROTC Golden Tiger Battalion installed a new cadet commander in Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James Museum Jan. 30. Michael Benton, a senior aerospace engineering major from Detroit, passed the battalion flag and his command on to Darryl Lenard Lassic, Jr., a senior majoring in supply chain management and hospitality management from Montgomery, Ala.

Dehn, Moran resolution honors Rosa Parks

Rep. Raymond Dehn (DFL-Minneapolis) and Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul) introduced a resolution honoring the memory of Rosa Parks on the 100th anniversary of her birth, yesterday.

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Economic Summit post mortem

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Economic Summit post mortemThe mood was both festive and businesslike at this year's Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in New York City. "For the first time," former U.S. President Bill Clinton opined during his speech last Thursday afternoon, "[minorities] are in a position to persuasively argue that the economic inequality, which exists in America today, is a severe strain on the economic future of all Americans."

All beards considered

All beards consideredThe election of President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood’s success in securing political power in the Arab Spring has brought a new brand of Muslim leader to the public arena — men with beards.

The origin of Black History Month

The origin of Black History MonthSo often we find ourselves involved in activities without fully understanding why, as occasionally is the case during our annual observance of Black History Month. This celebration is our most meaningful opportunity to promote cultural awareness, provide direction for our young and take pride in our collective historical accomplishments.

Ellison town hall on gun violence gets contentious

The tension was palpable during a packed town hall meeting to discuss federal efforts to reduce gun violence. 
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