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PASSING THE TORCH: THE LEGACY LIVES IN YOUTH

PASSING THE TORCH:  THE LEGACY LIVES IN YOUTH

Join members of the community for the annual Black History Month celebration "Passing the Torch: The Legacy Lives in Youth". This FREE, fun, family friendly event places an emphasis on the importance of handing heritage from one generation to the next. It also demonstrates our collective responsibility to create opportunities for youth to empower themselves.
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Sexy Without Sex to air Feb. 10 on TPT Channel 17

Sexy Without Sex to air Feb. 10 on TPT Channel 17

"Sexy Without Sex," a locally produced public television program aimed squarely at Twin Cities youths dealing with sexual activity issues and choices, will air this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. on Twin Cities Public Television Channel 17, and on all local cable and satellite systems (note that in Minneapolis, Comcast cable subscribers will find it on Channel 13).
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A tribute to Ray Robinson

A tribute to Ray Robinson

By Rhonda Groll

My dad, Ray Robinson, was born in Texas in 1920. He grew up during the Great Depression; experienced racism; experienced the development and growth of what is now the modern automobile; lived under the oppression of Jim Crow laws and segregation; proudly served his country in World War II; traveled the world as a Pullman Porter; played shortstop in the Minor Leagues of the Negro Baseball League; married the love of his life, my mother; put two daughters through private school
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Obama takes Minnesota

Obama takes Minnesota

Minnesota voters came out in strong support of presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama last Tuesday, February 5. The Illinois senator garnered 67% of the vote, netting him 48 delegates. His competitor, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, garnered 32% of the vote, earning 24 delegates. According to the Minnesota DFL, nearly 213,000 Minnesotans attended DFL precinct caucuses last Tuesday. Voters turned out in record numbers, some waiting in lines that wrapped around blocks.
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First person: Telling our own stories Life coach strategist

First person: Telling our own stories  Life coach strategist


I admire curiosity in people, and here in The Twin Cities, everybody I meet is curious! Da Vinci listed curiosity as one of seven signs of intelligence. So there, smile . . . When I introduce myself as coming from Denmark, Copenhagen, Minneapolitans wants to know all kinds of things about me. "What it was like growing up over there on the other side of the planet . . .?
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Clinton, Obama still in dead heat after Super Tuesday

Clinton, Obama still in dead heat after Super Tuesday

The winner is still not clear, but the historic moment is. "Many of us never dreamed that we would see such a day," says Dr. Dorothy Height, the 95-year-old president emeritus of the Council of Negro Women. "This gives us a sense that if we want to we can join hands and work together."
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Beyond Super Tuesday: 23 more states to vote in Clinton-Obama battle

Beyond Super Tuesday: 23 more states to vote in Clinton-Obama battle

Political pundits have long speculated that Tuesday's Super Tuesday election would give a good – if not decisive – reading on whether Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will become the Democratic nominee for president.

However, in recent weeks, polls have shown the two running so close that a win by either was expected to be by razor-thin margin on Tuesday, not enough to determine the winner to be celebrated at the August Democratic Convention.
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The African American Read-In and Black Men Reading Present: Jessica Care Moore

The African American Read-In and Black Men Reading Present: Jessica Care Moore

Author of the best selling poetry collections The Words Don't Fit in My Mouth and The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto, Jessica Care Moore is one of the most celebrated published poets and public speakers of her generation and one of the hottest young book publishers in the country. The CEO of Moore Black Press was awarded a Small Press Award from the African Americans Helping Authors Organization in NYC.
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Celebrate Sesquicentennial, Black History Month with the Minnesota Historical Society

Celebrate Sesquicentennial, Black History Month with the Minnesota Historical Society

As the Minnesota Historical Society celebrates the 150th anniversary of Minnesota statehood in 2008, along with Black History Month in February, we take note of the proud heritage of Black Minnesotans.
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Annual Hip-Hop for the Homeless event to benefit homeless youth in the Twin Cities Area

Annual Hip-Hop for the Homeless event to benefit homeless youth in the Twin Cities Area

Radio K teamed up with Black Corners and Vita.mn to revive the annual Hip-Hop for the Homeless event put on by Radio K to benefit homeless youth in the Twin Cities Area. Hosted by I-Self Devine, a man who fights for social change, the event will feature a diverse line-up of artists from Dessa Darling of Doomtree performing with St. Paul's Heiruspecs, Muja Messiah who's been making waves nationally, The Chosen Few collective, Maria Isa, Big Quarters, M.anifest, Indigo and Sha Cage along with DJ Nickoless and Mike the 2600 King.
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Black History Month events in the Twin Cities

Black History  Month events in the Twin Cities

Learn about events going on this February in celebration of Black History Month.
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