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National organizations promote reform to end police abuse

National organizations promote reform to end police abuseOn the heels of Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson, Mo., national civil and human rights organizations and leaders release a unified statement of action to promote reform and stop police abuse. The statement was issued on behalf of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Advancement Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Hip Hop Caucus, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NAACP-Legal Defense Fund, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), National Bar Association, National Urban League, and Rainbow Push Coalition.
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Glidden, Reich, Bender join bus riders' calls for transit equity guarantees in Southwest Light Rail

Glidden, Reich, Bender join bus riders' calls for transit equity guarantees in Southwest Light RailCouncil Members Elizabeth Glidden, Kevin Reich, and Lisa Bender joined forty transit riders on the steps of Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday, August 19 to call for strong equity commitments in the Southwest Light Rail agreement in advance of a municipal consent vote on August 27.
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Justspeak: A Black mother weeps for America--STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS!

Justspeak: A Black mother weeps for America--STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS!No Domestic Tranquility for our Black sons
They are not insurgents. They are not enemy combatants. They are not hostile enemy forces. They are not terrorists. They are our Black sons. And I beg you America to stop killing them in their own backyards, in the streets outside of nightclubs, on the phone talking to their girlfriend, and a few blocks from convenience stores from which they may or may not have stolen cigars. They do not deserve to die for such trivial incidents. Stop it.
Stop killing our Black sons.
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NorthPoint event highlights ACA impact

NorthPoint event highlights ACA impactAs part of the National Health Center Week, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., hosted a Hennepin County Health Innovation Highlights event to discuss the improvements being made in public health care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters to travel to hometown of St. Louis for funeral of Michael Brown

Congresswoman Maxine Waters to travel to hometown of St. Louis for funeral of Michael BrownLos Angeles, CA– On Monday, Aug. 25, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will travel to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to attend the funeral of Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
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URBAN LEAGUE CHIEF SCOTT GRAY: When citizens and law enforcement collide

URBAN LEAGUE CHIEF SCOTT GRAY: When citizens and law enforcement collideA national outbreak of tense and unfortunate collisions between citizens and law enforcement has formed a drumbeat calling for solutions to relieve the taut climate.
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Profiles in Excellence: Kelvin Quarles: Power to the people

Profiles in Excellence: Kelvin Quarles: Power to the peopleAs listeners of KMOJ (89.9 FM), we know Shed G. and Freddie Bell ... we know Lisa Moy, Walter "Q Bear" Banks, Jr. and Big Sam; but who most don't know is Kelvin Quarles.
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Diversity management in Ferguson: What didn't happen, what needs to happen now

Diversity management in Ferguson: What didn't happen, what needs to happen nowThere are some basic facts about Ferguson, Mo., that mirror the basic facts we find in some corporations: an almost all-white, all-male leadership and a much more diverse "constituency."
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Preparing students to become global leaders and change agents

Preparing students to become global leaders and change agentsA recent visit to Tanzania provided University of St. Thomas graduate students with a rich cross cultural learning experience and hands-on leadership development training.
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Behind Ferguson's unrest: Failed federal policy and the Black-White housing gap

Behind Ferguson's unrest: Failed federal policy and the Black-White housing gapNEWS ANALYSIS

On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level, it reflected the increasing poverty and economic decline that affects ethnic communities all over America.
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Holder has a compelling case in the Brown killing

Holder has a compelling case in the Brown killingPosted: Aug 20, 2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder has a compelling federal case in the Michael Brown killing if he decides to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson.
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