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Bobby McFerrin with Cantus

Bobby McFerrin with Cantus

When one of the wonders of the music world shares the stage with one of America's finest professional male vocal ensembles, the exceptional awaits. Ten-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin is music's true Renaissance man—vocal innovator and improviser, renowned conductor, composer extraordinaire and music educator.

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INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.  I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

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They came from near and afar for 'History in the Making'

They came from near and afar for 'History in the Making'WASHINGTON (NNPA) - In high school George Bacon had to fight. He fought for equality and justice when his hometown school was desegregated. Decades later, Bacon this week prepared to witness the manifestation of what he fought for as Barack Obama is sworn-in as the first African- American president.
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Minneapolis Mayor Rybak meets with Obama transition team

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak recently met with President-elect Barack Obama and members of Obama’s economic team in Washington, DC about the urgent need for a national economic recovery package. The meeting was held in conjunction with a speech the President-elect Obama delivered about his proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.
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CBS News Correspondent Bryon Pitts named a contributor to 60 MINUTES

The veteran, award-winning CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts has been named a contributing correspondent to “60 MINUTES”, it was announced today by Jeff Fager, executive producer of the broadcast.
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McCollum honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

McCollum honors Martin Luther King, Jr. WASHINGTON, DC –US Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) released the following statement into the Congressional Record in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Black Caucus is the conscience of the Congress

Black Caucus is the conscience of the CongressWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The 41-member Congressional Black Caucus, which often describes itself as the “conscience of the Congress,” is anticipating a power surge as one of its former members takes the oath of office as president of the United States.
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President-elect Obama to be sworn in using the Lincoln Bible

President-elect Obama to be sworn in using the Lincoln Bible

Washington, D.C. - On January 20th, President-elect Barack Obama will take the oath of office using the same Bible upon which President Lincoln was sworn in at his first inauguration. The Bible is currently part of the collections of the Library of Congress. Though there is no constitutional requirement for the use of a Bible during the swearing-in, Presidents have traditionally used Bibles for the ceremony, choosing a volume with personal or historical significance. President-elect Obama will be the first President sworn in using the Lincoln Bible since its initial use in 1861.

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Hayden, Champion express gratitude

Hayden, Champion express gratitude

State Reps. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-58B) and Jeff Hayden (DFL-61B) were sworn in to the Minnesota House of Representatives last week Tuesday, Jan. 6. Champion replaces Willie Dominguez who served one term while Hayden replaces Neva Walker, who held the seat for four terms.

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Obama outpost opens in the heart of Rondo

A critical campaign outpost for Barack Obama's Presidential campaign opened at 924 Selby Avenue in St. Paul last weekend, Sat., October 4. The location lends itself to several highly important voting groups from the University, Selby, Summit, Grand Ave., and Cathedral Hill neighborhoods, all of which compose the more properly known Rondo neighborhood.  The intersection of Selby Ave. and Milton St. is a community business and social hub. The Rondo-Obama office space was donated by St. Paul Central Alumnus, and former New York Giants Superbowl Champion Stacy Robinson.

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It's time to turn around America: Be sure your vote is counted this election

The great civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer once recalled the moment she decided to fight for her right to vote: "When they asked for those to raise their hands who'd go down to the courthouse the next day, I raised mine. What was the point of being scared?  The only thing they could do to me was kill me and it seemed like they'd been trying to do that a little bit at a time ever since I could remember." 

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