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Transit improvements are coming to West Broadway

Transit improvements are coming to West BroadwayMass transit is an important resource to north Minneapolis residents in particular.

According to recent census data, 27 percent of households in the area do not own a car, compared to 18 percent of households in Minneapolis as a whole. Of the 200 Metro Transit bus routes, four routes that run on or cross West Broadway are among the 12 most popular. One of those, Route 14, travels along West Broadway between Robbinsdale and downtown Minneapolis and has approximately 6,300 weekday riders. Investments in transit infrastructure to improve travel speed, increase reliability, enhance the ride and create faster connections will benefit the thousands that already rely on transit, and make transit a more viable mode of transportation for additional residents.
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39th Dr. Michael T. Fagin Pan African Student Leadership Conference will be held at MSU Edina

39th Dr. Michael T. Fagin Pan African Student Leadership Conference will be held at MSU Edina The year 2015 will mark the 39th celebration of the Dr. Michael T. Fagin Pan African Student Leadership Conference. This year also marks a significant change for the conference in that it will be temporarily relocated from the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus to Minnesota State Mankato's Edina location (7700 France Ave.) to share the event with a wider audience and gauge the level of interest in the conference in the Twin Cities.
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Area officials, groups praise Obama actions on immigration

Area officials, groups praise Obama actions on immigrationIn a historic moment, the nation's first non-white president took bold action in issuing several executive orders in regards to America's immigration policy.
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No indictment of Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown; many outraged

No indictment of Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown; many outraged
Reaction from most in the Black community and many whites regarding the St. Louis County Grand Jury’s refusal to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed Black teen has been one of outrage. 
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Ellison announces $1.5 million affordable housing grant

Ellison announces $1.5 million affordable housing grantRep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines announced more than $1.5 in grant funding for affordable housing projects in Minnesota.

The announcement came this past Tuesday (Nov. 25) at the office of Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota, 2401 Lowry Ave. NE. According to the congressman, the affordable housing grants will be used to construct housing units for more than 160 families. According to Ellison, the families receiving the grants are in great need.
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Attacks on state senators, athlete, part of ongoing assault Pastors condemn supremacist arrogance

Attacks on state senators, athlete, part of ongoing assault Pastors condemn supremacist arroganceAfrican American faith leaders last Monday condemned cultural arrogance and supremacist policies that push back against "the legitimate participation of the African American community in the political process."
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Retaliation and Systemic Racism at Root of "Pointergate" Story

Retaliation and Systemic Racism at Root of On Nov. 19, protesters gathered outside the studios of Minneapolis/St. Paul television news station, KSTP-TV in protest of the airing of a Nov. 7 story. Dubbed "#Pointergate," the story accused Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges of flashing a gang sign in a photo with Navell Gordon, a young African American man. The two had been canvassing the neighborhood in a get out the vote campaign. The story, many community members believe, was a retaliation tactic. Sourced by Minneapolis law enforcement, the piece aired after Hodges posted an open letter to the community on Oct. 8 that took a stance against police brutality by outlining tangible measures for more police accountability. Retaliation and systemic racism, however, hold no novelty. While a colorful mosaic of factors exploded the story on to the national landscape via social media. It is the sentiments of the community, the location and the pulsating motivations underneath the story that reveal another compelling take.
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Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson eruptsST. LOUIS – After three months of hearing testimony and viewing evidence, a St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown Jr. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Monday night in a courtroom in Clayton, Mo., the county seat.
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OutFront Minnesota announces LGBTQ award winners

OutFront Minnesota announces LGBTQ award winnersOutFront Minnesota will honor five award winners who are champions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equity.
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Retail janitor strike planned for Black Friday

Retail janitor strike planned for Black FridayWith the busy holiday season's kickoff just weeks away, janitors who work for contracted companies cleaning Home Depot, Best Buy, Kohl's, Sears and other stores announced a Black Friday strike deadline.
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Lynch nomination will test Obama's relationship with new Congress

Lynch nomination will test Obama's relationship with new CongressWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate's willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.
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