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Homeland security sets Somalia TPS designation

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and has extended the existing TPS designation for Somalia from Sept. 18, 2012 through March 17, 2014, allowing eligible nationals of Somalia to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with the Federal Register notice.

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Campaign 2012: Obama for America Video: “Forward”

The video outlines the challenges America faced as President Obama took office at the height of the worst recession in almost a century and details the progress that has been made reclaiming the security of the middle class and building an economy that's meant to last, where hard work pays and responsibility is rewarded.

Campaign 2012: Mitt Romney: Extreme on Women's Issues

Extreme on economic security, extreme on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, extreme on reproductive rights, extreme on Roe v. Wade, extreme on health security.

Campaign 2012: Obama for America Video: “One Chance”

The Commander-in-Chief gets one chance to make the right decision.

Campaign 2012: Romney vs. Reality Series

 Mitt Romney continues to distort reality in this global edition of "Mitt Romney versus Reality"

“We are here for a purpose. We are all on a mission.”

“We are here for a purpose. We are all on a mission.”

Pictured: Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI (King Peggy) and L-R: Tera Cole, Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI (King Peggy), and Natonia Johnson

Al McFarlane
I thank the Creator and the ancestors for what they have done in your life and in the lives of our people around the country. I thank all of those who have come before us, who make it possible for us to fight every day, to carry on, to believe that redemption is at hand and that a brighter future is ahead that will come through our continued work and struggle. I thank the Creator and the ancestors for assuring us that we are equal to the task.

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Woodrich to lead council of churches

 Woodrich to lead council of churches

For the first time in its 107-year history, the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) will be led by a woman and Native-American.

After an intensive national search, the human service nonprofit stayed close to home, naming Noya Woodrich, the GMCC senior vice president and executive director of the Division of Indian Work, as president and CEO to succeed Gary Reierson.

 

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George Curry returns as editor of NNPA News Service

George Curry returns as editor of NNPA News Service

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Award-winning journalist George E. Curry has been named editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, a position he held from 2001-2007, it has been announced by Karl B. Rodney, chairman of the NNPA Foundation, which oversees the wire service.

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NAACP comments on decision to charge Zimmerman in death of Trayvon Martin

NAACP comments on decision to charge Zimmerman in death of Trayvon Martin

Benjamin Todd Jealous, President & CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People issued the following statement yesterday on the charges filed against George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin:

“Forty–five days after Trayvon Martin’s life came to a violent end, the wheels of justice have finally begun to turn. This is an important first step toward bringing justice for Trayvon and his family.

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Help Wanted! Rebuilding the education pipeline for Generation “Un”

"It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared;" these are the words of the late Whitney Young, Jr. who served as President of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971.

But what happens when someone sees opportunity, desires to prepare for it, but access to the required preparatory tools is only partially available, is insufficiently resourced, thus making it daunting and discouraging to attempt to attain the competencies and skillsets required to fully harness these opportunities.

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Structural inequities feed prison pipeline

Structural inequities feed prison pipeline

Poverty is often cited as the main cause for education inequities, but Angelique Kedem, of St. Paul Promise Neighborhoods maintains that poverty is a contributing factor, rather than the main cause. Kedem, one of several presenters at Community Justice Project’s Symposium entitled, “How Are the Children? From the Classroom to the Courtroom, Exploring a Child’s Journey Through the Justice System said, “Racial disparities in education hold regardless of economic standard.”

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