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PROFILE IN EXCELLENCE: Kimberly Smith-Moore: Restoring home equity

PROFILE IN EXCELLENCE: Kimberly Smith-Moore: Restoring home equitySome monthly mortgage payments are less than what some pay in rent.

But with that being said, for many the dream of owning a home is still just that ... a dream. One major hurdle to home ownership, even for a person with a qualifying credit score, is coming up with the money for a down payment on a home.
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The goal: Equality and justice for all

The goal: Equality and justice for allWith multiple examples of extreme police force used in encounters nationwide, highlighted by advanced community connectivity through technology, the vast communication generated by these events provides a watershed platform for discussion, and thus solutions.
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St. Paul cops allegedly taser and arrest black male for sitting in public space

St. Paul cops allegedly taser and arrest black male for sitting in public spaceA video showing the arrest of a black St. Paul man for allegedly sitting in a public space and refusing to give up his name surfaced yesterday, Aug. 26 — only weeks after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri re-sparked the national debate on race and police profiling.
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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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