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Aug 04th


Voter ID attacks voting rights

Voter ID attacks voting rightsFor decades, Minnesota has been #1 nationally for voter turnout. If Voter ID passes on Election Day, that will change for many reasons---none of which appear on the ballot: The number of people voting will shrink, further reflect the wealth gap and whiten. Implications for further corruption and discrimination ripple out beyond elections. Since juries are chosen from voter rolls, criminal justice system bias would deepen, as even fewer people of color and the poor are picked to judge their peers.

Group seeks to make free condoms more accessible

LAS VEGAS (NNPA) – No one should ever accuse organizers of Condom Nation, a project of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, of thinking small. A year ago, they came up with the idea of traveling around the nation and dispensing 1 million free condoms in 25 cities. So far, it has visited 45 cities and distributed 4 million condoms.

Robin Hickman: Community treasure

Robin Hickman: Community treasureOn a late sunny fall afternoon at a busy café in St. Paul, a woman in her early thirties talked with a teenage girl to whom she was recently introduced.

Unemployment falls to 7.8%

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After receiving poor marks for his performance in his nationally-televised debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama received a much-needed boost from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' report showing that unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in September, the lowest it has been in nearly four years.

2010 Census shows multiple-race population grew faster than single-race population

The 2010 Census showed that people who reported multiple races grew by a larger percentage than those reporting a single race. According to the 2010 Census brief The Two or More Races Population: 2010, the population reporting multiple races (9.0 million) grew by 32.0 percent from 2000 to 2010, compared with those who reported a single race, which grew by 9.2 percent.

Voter ID opposition gathering steam

Voter ID opposition gathering steamWith little more than a month to go before the Nov. 6 general election, the movement to defeat a proposed voter ID amendment is picking up steam.

Black Press endorses President Barack Obama

Black Press endorses President Barack ObamaA few years ago NNPA was holding its annual board meetings in March in Washington, D. C., then, Senator Barack Obama walked in the room in the room to welcome the Publishers to Washington. He also indicated he wanted to share some news with us. The news was that he was planning on seeking the office of the President of the United States of America. There were some young and many older Publishers in the meeting. He said if any of us would like to talk with him in the lobby, he would be happy to share his thoughts. I remember many of the Publishers being very excited.

Franken hosts revolutionary educator: Geoffrey Canada in Northside tour

Franken hosts revolutionary educator: Geoffrey Canada in Northside tourU.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) last week hosted nationally-renowned children's education advocate Geoffrey Canada on a visit to the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) in North Minneapolis.

FLOW 2012 Photo Contest: Photographers capture the spirit of FLOW

FLOW 2012 Photo Contest: Photographers capture the spirit of FLOWCongratulations to FLOW 2012 photo contest winner, Emma Fiala, Northside resident and Owner of Frost on Flower Photography.

Obama rewind needed

Obama rewind neededI’m not sure who is coaching President Obama, but I hope they just got fired. As someone who has worked in media, given hundreds of speeches, taught university courses, and given many poetry readings, one thing I’ve learned is that people like a performance! And that’s what was missing from President Obama’s presentation in the first debate.

Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon skydives to support troops

Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon skydives to support troopsMinnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon wanted to do something to gain publicity for U.S. military serving in war – something that would really draw people’s attention.
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