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Locked Up, Locked Out

Locked Up, Locked OutTakeAction Minnesota hosted a community conversation on July 12 with the Minneapolis Urban League called Locked Up, Locked Out to give a personal voice to the everyday challenges faced by individuals with a past criminal record.
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Fires of the 60's vs. the deity of daddy part VI: Black Panther worldview

Fires of the 60's vs. the deity of daddy part VI: Black Panther worldviewThe "fires" had lapped away at the core of my innocence, and it was beginning to show in my expression, sudden isolation and anger, and the militant clothing I wore. Yet, he still called me "angel" or "sweetie pie."
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Concussions a greater problem for Black youth

Concussions a greater problem for Black youthWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.
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U.S. political views not rigidly defined

U.S. political views not rigidly definedWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according to the Pew Center.
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Journey to the Mother Land

Journey to the Mother LandEarly in 2011, I left my home in east Bloomington for South Africa to pursue my Master's degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
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Black Power advocates emerge

Black Power advocates emergeFires of the 60's vs the deity of daddy part V

The fires of the sixties cast a veil of disdain and gross contempt over these men of integrity and quiet strength – my Daddy and other area heroes.
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President Obama makes northside visit to HIRED

President Obama makes northside visit to HIREDPresident Barack Obama just might consider taking up a third residence in the Twin Cities.
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Meet an election judge: Erica Mauter

Meet an election judge: Erica MauterSince beginning graduate school, blogger Erica Mauter has gotten more involved in the political process by volunteering for different campaigns, but now she's ready to take her civic engagement to the next level by becoming an election judge. We talked to Mauter about her reasons for making the decision, and what she expects.
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Gary Schiff named President of the Council on Crime and Justice

Gary Schiff named President of the Council on Crime and JusticeGary Schiff has been named as the President of the Council on Crime and Justice. As President, he will lead the staff and operations of the 57 year-old research, advocacy, and service organization based in downtown Minneapolis.
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Youth Congress commemorates Mississippi Freedom Summer

Youth Congress commemorates Mississippi Freedom SummerThe 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer was celebrated June 25 – 29 during a convening in Jackson, Miss.
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Sisterhood Boutique expands

Sisterhood Boutique expandsBusiness is good for the participants in the Brian Coyle Center Youth Entrepreneurship Program.
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