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Community celebrates life of Bishop William A. Watson, III

Community celebrates life of Bishop William A. Watson, IIIThe Twin Cities lost a prominent member of its religious community on June 27 when Bishop William A. Watson, III of Revelation Christian Center International passed away unexpectedly. He was 53.
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Trade Africa: Obama launches new partnerships

Trade Africa: Obama launches new partnershipsTHE WHITE HOUSE – President Obama announced the launch of Trade Africa, a new partnership between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa that seeks to increase internal and regional trade within Africa, and expand trade and economic ties between Africa, the United States, and other global markets.
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Voting rights advocates face uphill battle

Voting rights advocates face uphill battleWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, striking down section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, civil rights organizations and voting rights advocates are preparing to battle against an expected the avalanche of new voting laws that threaten to wipe out the incredible gains ushered in the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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Sex offender overload

Sex offender overloadConcerned residents of neighborhoods in north Minneapolis are calling on state, county and city officials to address the concentration of registered sex offenders in the community. 
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Insight News wins NNPA Best Layout and Design

Insight News wins NNPA Best Layout and Design NASHVILLE, TENN –- Insight News took first place for the newspaper Layout and Design category in National Newspaper Publisher's Association Merit Awards last week.
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A movement for a new era of transformation

Last week at our annual gala the Minneapolis Urban League celebrated 87 years as an organization in the movement for civil rights, social justice, and economic empowerment for African Americans. With the changing times, changing demographics, and changing priorities, I am often challenged to defend the need for an organization like the Urban League. There is currently a wealth gap, an education gap, a jobs gap, an opportunity gap – each a mile long that is pervasive in the African American community and I am a bothered that the fire that started the civil rights movement years ago seems to have dimmed.
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Pocan & Ellison: Supreme Court Voting Rights Act decision demonstrates need for National Right to Vote Amendment

WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), authors of the Right to Vote Amendment that would provide an affirmative constitutional right to vote for all Americans, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court rejected Section 4 of the landmark Voting Right Act, which contains a formula to determine specified jurisdictions that need federal government approval before making voting changes that could be racially discriminatory. In its ruling on Shelby County v. Holder, the Court determined that the current formula was outdated. Congress is now required to pass a new formula that reflects current conditions.
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Cherryhomes campaign opens Lake street headquarters

Cherryhomes campaign opens Lake street headquartersMayoral Candidate and former City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes greeted residents and supporters at the grand opening of her new campaign headquarters on Friday, June 21.
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Obama announces trade with African nations

Obama announces trade with African nationsTHE WHITE HOUSE – Today (July 1) the President announced the launch of Trade Africa, a new partnership between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa that seeks to increase internal and regional trade within Africa, and expand trade and economic ties between Africa, the United States, and other global markets.
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Disappointed by Supreme Court decision

Disappointed by Supreme Court decision

(Washington, D.C.) - Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling striking down a key component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act:

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Leadership NEXT! Will we choose to harness the potential of youth in our global village?

Leadership NEXT! Will we choose to harness the potential of youth in our global village?On Oct. 26, 2011, the UN Population Fund (UNFPD) stated in its Global Population Report that, “The world is in danger of missing a golden opportunity for development and economic growth, a demographic dividend, as the largest cohort of young people ever known see their most economically productive years wasted. The potential economic benefits of having such a large global population of young people will go unfulfilled, as a generation suffers from a lack of education, and investment in infrastructure and job creation.”
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