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President Obama meets with members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at the White House

President Obama meets with members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at the White HouseOn Tuesday, July 16, President Obama met with members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated in the Oval Office to commemorate the organization's centennial anniversary and their 51st convention.
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Department of Justice Petition: One million people

Department of Justice Petition: One million peopleAs of Tuesday morning, one million people have signed an NAACP petition asking the Department of Justice to pursue federal and civil rights charges against George Zimmerman after he was founded not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
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Minnesota Energy Tips: No-cost ways to beat the heat, conserve energy

Minnesota Energy Tips: No-cost ways to beat the heat, conserve energyThere are many simple no-cost action steps you can take this summer to conserve energy and reduce your utility bills. Here is a list of ways to beat the heat and save money:
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$1.2 million dollar grant expands digital skills, access

$1.2 million dollar grant expands digital skills, accessFor 13 years, the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps program, a project of the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), has provided technology instruction to underserved individuals with low technology skills across the Twin Cities.
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Scott A. Robinson continued family civil rights legacy

Scott A. Robinson continued family civil rights legacyScott A. Robinson was a dedicated son, husband, father, friend, educator, and advocate for justice.

He was born to Patricia Alsup Robinson on April 16, 1966. He died on June 14, 2013, after a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia.
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African American Family Services and 180 Degrees, Inc. form strategic alliance

African American Family Services and 180 Degrees, Inc. form strategic allianceThe Board of Directors of African American Family Services and 180 Degrees, Inc. announced last week that discussions are taking place to facilitate a strategic alliance between the two agencies.
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Lucy Laney Elementary: Looking back and moving forward

Lucy Laney Elementary: Looking back and moving forwardIt’s noon at Lucy Laney Elementary.

The hallways are filled with little faces, folded arms, and stomping feet. A flat screen television that serves as the school’s bulletin board hangs high in the main hallway. A vivid mural depicting the north Minneapolis tornado gives the tragedy shape and color from the students’ perspective. The aesthetics of the school are wonderful and appealing to the eye, but make no mistake; the children walking these halls come from neighborhoods that have a history littered with high unemployment rates, unstable housing stock, rapidly escalating crime centered around an epidemic of youth violence and just about every other indicator such as lower test scores and lower graduation rates that points to achievement gaps in education.
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Mint Condition headlines 30th Rondo Days Festival

Mint Condition headlines 30th Rondo Days FestivalTo celebrate 30 years of the Rondo Days Festival in St. Paul, organizers are bringing out the musical heavy hitters in the form of R&B super-group, Mint Condition.
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Caldwell mural welcomes visitors to North Minneapolis

Caldwell mural welcomes visitors to North MinneapolisSince before its completion, "Can You Hear Me Now," the large mural at the corner of West Broadway and Interstate 94, has served to greet residents and visitors of North Minneapolis. Now, local artist and lifelong Northside resident Charles Caldwell will make it official with the addition of a 40-foot wide painted satin ribbon with the words "Welcome to North Minneapolis" skillfully integrated into the top of the mural.
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Egypt action not a military coup

Egypt action not a military coupLike many Americans of Egyptian descent, I watched events surrounding the removal of now-former President Mohammed Morsi with a great deal of perplexity. This stemmed not from uncertainty over the path forward for Egypt, the United States and the region, but from the inability of the American media, especially cable news outlets, to adequately explain the events as a process akin to impeachment.
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Building Legacy Oral History Project

Building Legacy Oral History ProjectThe Minnesota African American Museum (MAAM) announced the Building Legacy Oral History Project collaboration with Public Allies, a partner with Pillsbury United Communities.
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