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Matthew Little: Global perspective

Matthew Little: Global perspectiveFires of the 60's vs the deity of daddy part IV

In the middle of a world that was radically changing, a world that for a child was on her own block, my father imparted a global perspective to my brother and sisters.
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Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold MedalWASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a recent ceremony on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from the United States Senate and House of Representatives celebrated the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King with the Congressional Gold Medal.
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NNPA presents Willie Brown with Legacy Award

NNPA presents Willie Brown with Legacy AwardPORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – Former San Francisco mayor and Democratic powerbroker Willie Brown received the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) prestigious Legacy Award last week for his distinguished public service.
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African American DFL Caucus supports Minneapolis Civil Rights Department's current direction and leadership

African American DFL Caucus supports Minneapolis Civil Rights Department's current direction and leadershipIn light of the recent criticism directed at both the work and leadership of the Civil Rights Department, the African American Caucus of the DFL is expressing its support for the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.
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Fires of the 60s vs the deity of daddy

Fires of the 60s vs the deity of daddyPART 3 IN A SERIES

My father believed (like most men in the 1950s) that my mother's role was in the home raising his children, and my mother raised all of us to understand that, "Your father is very important."
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The Gateway: Bridge art connects downtown to northside

The Gateway: Bridge art connects downtown to northsideThe John Biggers Seed Project (Seed), a public art and design effort that engages renowned African-American artists in mentoring young artists, revealed its designs for a massive art project that seeks to transform the Olson Memorial Highway Bridge over Interstate 94.
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James Barnett leads Minneapolis College Prep

James Barnett leads Minneapolis College PrepAt just 28 years of age and not too far removed from college himself, James Barnett is charged with making sure that students at Minneapolis College Preparatory School attend and graduate college themselves.
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Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddy

Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddyPART 2 IN A SERIES

The advent of the 1960s paved the way for two distinct entities within the consciousness of the notion of "father" in my life, and in the lives of my community and the world.
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A father's greatest fear

A father's greatest fearAs we celebrated this past Father's Day, it occurred to me that over the years, I have seen many fathers in my office.
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Women of Color urge Obama to 're-align' My Brother's Keeper

Women of Color urge Obama to 're-align' My Brother's KeeperWASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; political activist Angela Davis; Anita Hill, a law professor best known for testifying that she had been sexually harassed by future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and economist Julianne Malveau – released a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to expand his White House initiative aimed at Black and Latino males to include women and girls of color.
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Urban strategy: League forms unique partnership with Century College, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center

Urban strategy: League forms unique partnership with Century College, NorthPoint Health and Wellness CenterThe Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) has teamed with St. Paul's Century College and NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center to train aspiring health care professionals right in their proverbial back yard.
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