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Twin Cities RISE! celebrates 20 years

Twin Cities RISE! celebrates 20 yearsTwin Cities RISE! recently held "A Rising Tide" Gala at the Nicollet Island Pavilion to celebrate two decades of providing Twin Cities employers with skilled workers – primarily men from communities of color – by training unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage.
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Community asked to help plan North Minneapolis WorkForce Education and Career Center to be located at 800 West Broadway

Community asked to help plan North Minneapolis WorkForce Education and Career Center to be located at 800 West BroadwayOn Tuesday, September 30, a community meeting was held at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis to provide a project update and request community feedback on needed employment and training programming and services for the proposed North Minneapolis Education and Career Center to be located 800 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis.
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State of Minnesota terminates contracts with Community Action of Minneapolis

State of Minnesota terminates contracts with Community Action of MinneapolisFollowing state audit agency will no longer receive state funding

The Minnesota Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Commerce announced that the state has taken formal steps to terminate all contracts with Community Action of Minneapolis.
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Navy Petty officer Catherine Byron, of Burnsville, serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)

Navy Petty officer Catherine Byron, of Burnsville, serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 30, 2014) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Catherine Byron, from Burnsville, Minn.,
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The instruction: What we must do to build and protect our community

The instruction: What we must do to build and protect our communityUnderstand the facts presented here. Learn the motives behind disinformation strategies that attempt to derail and marginalize our community.
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Statements released on the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder

Statements released on the resignation of Attorney General Eric HolderWASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to resign after six years at the helm of the Department of Justice. Statements by President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the NAACP.
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Needs of our community must be addressed, funding must come into our community as well Legislators get pushback for supporting Black community interests

Needs of our community must be addressed, funding must come into our community as well Legislators get pushback for supporting Black community interestsExcerpts of interview with State Representative Rena Moran, D-65A, on Conversations with Al McFarlane broadcast, September 23, 2014. More to follow featuring attorney Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, and MLK Legacy Council advocate, Verlena Matey-Keke. You can listen to the interview online by following this link: http://www.kfai.org/conversationswithalmcfarlane
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Was reporting biased? Readers should judge

Was reporting biased? Readers should judgeInsight obtained a copy of Minneapolis Public Schools responses to questions from a Star Tribune reporter. The transcript is available online at www.insightnews.com/extra/mps_transcript.pdf
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Hayden will support DHS efforts to fix agency

Hayden will support DHS efforts to fix agencySenator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement concerning the recent audit of Community Action Minneapolis:
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227 years and counting: Reflections on the United States Constitution

227 years and counting: Reflections on the United States ConstitutionSept. 17 marked the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

This is a cause for celebration. But, what exactly is the Constitution and why should we celebrate? For many, the Constitution symbolizes an ancient text that a few old men wearing wigs signed after a heated debate in Philadelphia. This is evidenced by the fact that most Americans when tested receive a grade of C minus on Constitutional history. The Constitution is usually read in high school civics class but may not be revisited again during one's lifetime. However, the legacy of the Constitution has far greater significance than what meets the eye. The Constitution represents the foundation of American heritage and offers a reflection of our Nation's past, present, and future.
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HARTEAU SNUBS BLACK COMMUNITY: Police Chief claimed members of community would be threat

HARTEAU SNUBS BLACK COMMUNITY: Police Chief claimed members of community would be threatIt appears that no one is safe in Minneapolis – not even the city's chief of Police.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau was scheduled to be a part of a community listening session on Sept. 18 at Sabathani Community Center in south Minneapolis, but a couple of hours before the event was to take place, the chief pulled out citing "credible information" of a planned attack on her.
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