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Renowned Ghanaian poet dies in Kenya debacle

Renowned Ghanaian poet dies in Kenya debacle(GIN) – Africans on the continent and in the diaspora were in shock and grieving this week over the untimely passing of Kofi Awoonor, 78, from Ghana. He was one of the 68 who perished in the Al-Shabab-initiated assault at the 5-story Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.
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Women answer the challenge at Bev Smith Conference

Women answer the challenge at Bev Smith ConferenceWho is the African-American woman? Is she the caricature of Harriet Tubman presented in a recently released YouTube comedy video? Is she the women depicted in reality television shows? Is she the image portrayed in hip-hop videos and popular music?
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Nearly 200,000 children remain in poverty in Minnesota

Nearly 200,000 children remain in poverty in MinnesotaAccording to the numbers released Wednesday, September 18 by the U.S. Census American Community Survey, nearly 10,000 fewer Minnesota children lived in poverty in 2012 than in 2011. Despite this slight decrease, Minnesota still has far more children living in poverty than it did at the beginning of the century as the number of children in poverty increased by 69 percent since 2000.
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Affordable Care Act enrollment starts Oct. 1

Affordable Care Act enrollment starts Oct. 1HOUSTON – Affordable Care Act enrollment goes into effect Oct. 1, and many uninsured Americans will begin comparing new health insurance rates.

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010. It makes preventive care and other types of medical care more accessible and affordable to a larger portion of Americans.
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Fit4Fun promotes health solutions: Our health is our business

Fit4Fun promotes health solutions: Our health is our businessThe second annual Fit4Fun event at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center was held this past Saturday, (Sept. 14). 
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Obama opts for diplomacy instead of war

Obama opts for diplomacy instead of warWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Speaking to a war-weary nation Tuesday night, President Barack Obama asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing him to launch an air attack against Syria while he explores a Russian diplomatic proposal that could rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons.
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New Study: Somali-Americans send estimated annual $215 million in remittances

New Study: Somali-Americans send estimated annual $215 million in remittancesSince the civil war erupted in Somalia more than two decades ago, thousands of families have flocked to the United States and left some of their loved ones in the war-ravaged country, which now has one of the highest unemployment rates in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Minneapolis veteran gets home makeover

Minneapolis veteran gets home makeoverNathaniel Hull, an Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam received the gift of a lifetime on Sept. 11, as 40 volunteers from The Home Depot Foundation and the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity renovated his home.
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Ed Manderville: golfer of the week!

Ed Manderville: golfer of the week!Edward Manderville pulls no punches when it comes to his golf. A devoted player, he lives and breathes the game like there's no tomorrow.

Born and bred in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a climate of extremes, Ed recalls how he was first introduced to golf, "It was back in 1959, by a landlord," he says. Ed took the game to heart, right away, playing, practicing, competing, and strolling many of the area greens. Today, he's got 17-years under his belt as a member of the Rush Creek Golf Club, and carries a 9.8 handicap.
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Carter leads NACo focus on human services, education

Carter leads NACo focus on human services, educationFORT WORTH, TEXAS – Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter recently joined 2,300 fellow county officials from across the country during the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas. 
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Ben Jealous resigns as NAACP president

Ben Jealous resigns as NAACP presidentWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Five years ago, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, made two promises. The first was to the NAACP to help the organization get to the next level, revitalizing the mission and the relevancy of the storied civil rights group for the 21st century and old and new battles ahead. The second promise was to his then 3-year-old daughter that he would return to being a full-time daddy in five years. He says now is the time to keep that second promise.
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