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Fight turns deadly in leaderless Lesotho

Fight turns deadly in leaderless LesothoSep. 2 (GIN) – In the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, encircled by South Africa, there's trouble in paradise.
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Why a St. Louis native refused to rally in Minnesota in support of Mike Brown

Why a St. Louis native refused to rally in Minnesota in support of Mike BrownSean Bell ... no justice, no peace.

Oscar Grant ... no justice, no peace.

Trayvon Martin ... no justice, no peace.

Eric Garner ... no justice, no peace.

John Crawford III ... no justice, no peace.

Michael Brown ... no justice, no peace.
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Southwest LRT threatens the "City of Lakes"

Southwest LRT threatens the "Despicable" Congressman Martin Sabo called the Southwest LRT plan sold to the public as equity for the North Side. Industrial west Minneapolis is the closest the proposed route would come to the North Side with connector buses and heated bus shelters not included in LRT funding but offered as a possible side agreement.
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MNsure awards Outreach and Enrollment Grants

MNsure awards Outreach and Enrollment GrantsMNsure Wednesday announced the 28 recipients of MNsure's outreach and enrollment grants. Grantees include respected community organizations from across Minnesota. Goals for the grant program include assisting populations with barriers to coverage, building regional navigator resource and referral networks and educating uninsured Minnesotans about the importance of health insurance and how they can enroll through MNsure.
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Ferguson opened the door to a discussion of Black equality

Ferguson opened the door to a discussion of Black equalitySuddenly the nation is talking about black equality.

It took Molotov cocktails in Ferguson, Mo., to forcefully penetrate our slumbering racial consciousness. Ferguson has become a metaphor for race relations in the 21st century; a signifier
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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – was it race?Aug. 25 (GIN) – Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred.
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CommonBond Communities announces new CEO

CommonBond Communities announces new CEOCommonBond Communities announced the hiring of the organization's third CEO in 43 years.
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U.S.-Africa relations: Beyond the summit

U.S.-Africa relations: Beyond the summitFIRST OF TWO ARTICLES

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The recent conference of African leaders convened by President Obama in the nation's capital demonstrated that the U.S. is finally recognizing what China, the European Union, India and the rest of the world have known and acknowledged for years: The future of humanity is increasingly African.
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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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