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New Congressional Caucus champions HBCUs

New Congressional Caucus champions HBCUsWASHINNGTON (NNPA) – A little help may be on the way for historically Black colleges and universities struggling against falling financial support and an increasingly skeptical public.
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A nightmare comes to a close in Liberia as MN's declare it 'Ebola-free'

A nightmare comes to a close in Liberia as MN's declare it 'Ebola-free'May 11 (GIN) – With no new infections in 42 days, Liberia has been declared free and clear of Ebola by the World Health Organization.
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Akon unveils new solar campaign for Africa

Akon unveils new solar campaign for Africa(GIN) - Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon has been lighting up Africa with solar energy even while the solar industry in the U.S. struggles to catch fire.
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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental healthWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use.

But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions.
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EDITORIAL: The Conflicted Existence Of African American Men: Rap, Sports, Prison & Unemployment

EDITORIAL: The Conflicted Existence Of African American Men: Rap, Sports, Prison & UnemploymentToday no group is more misrepresented in the American conscious than African American males. Their presentation in media is a glamorous image of Grammy Awards and NBA MVP statues. But their reality is one of failure unlike any other subgroup in all of America. Black maleness holds a bastion of unemployed, imprisoned and homeless. Our nation, not only forgot these men, it created their pseudo image as a placeholder for our country's history. An image that has been painted with a cover of NFL logos and rap stars making millions of dollars. All as an optical illusion to accept our own conscious need to see this failure as personal, and not systemic.
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LET'S STOP USING THE "P" WORD, NOW!

LET'S STOP USING THE When I was growing-up in the 1950's and 1960's they used to refer to Black folks as being "Poor." The new word for poor today is "Poverty" – a word with terrible implications. Webster's dictionary defines poverty as being destitute, being a beggar, lacking in nutrition, and lacking in fertility. We need to stop referring to ourselves and our people as being poor or living in "Poverty."
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Breaking ground in the spirit of MLK, Jr.

Breaking ground in the spirit of MLK, Jr.Community, business and political leaders at Noon on May 6th gathered for the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and African American History.
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New report shows wide racial disparities in Twin Cities transit times

New report shows wide racial disparities in Twin Cities transit timesNeighborhoods Organizing for Change, TakeAction Minnesota, ISAIAH, and the Center for Popular Democracy released a new report showing the impact of enormous racial disparities in commute times between transit riders of color and white drivers in the Twin Cities. The report shows that transit riders of color in the Twin Cities lose the equivalent of about four work weeks commuting annually compared to white drivers.
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The nationwide push for police reform

The nationwide push for police reformWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to police brutality in urban and predominately Black communities across the nation.
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10 year-old: "At least I'm still alive"

10 year-old: "At least I'm still alive, I only got Maced."
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Leadership for Social Justice: 3 Leadership lessons from the life of B.B. King

Leadership for Social Justice: 3 Leadership lessons from the life of B.B. King"The King of Blues," B.B. King, was a living legend and iconic figure.
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