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Nearly half million join rousing climate justice march

Nearly half million join rousing climate justice marchSep. 22 (GIN) – New York streets were overflowing on Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical bands and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for the environment in the U.S., Africa and most of the world.
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CBC joins Black churches for "Freedom Sunday" campaign

CBC joins Black churches for WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama.
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Global Social Media News Service, Inc. retained by AFRO American Newspapers to assist in providing coverage of Black Caucus

Global Social Media News Service, Inc. retained by AFRO American Newspapers to assist in providing coverage of Black CaucusWashington, DC (September 24, 2014) – One of the oldest and most prestigious minority newspaper companies in the nation, the AFRO American Newspapers Company, has retained Global Social Media News Service, Inc. (GSMNews) to assist in providing "real time" Social Media coverage of the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Legislative Conference from September 24 to September 27 in Washington, DC.
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The real issue: Opportunity gap leaves Black youths without diplomas, skills

The real issue: Opportunity gap leaves Black youths without diplomas, skillsEditor's note: This letter is a response to a commentary published in Star Tribune, Sept. 12.

We were troubled by claims from Minneapolis public schools (MPS) officials last week that they were strong-armed into partnering with Northside community-based organizations — under duress from ourselves ("North Side school effort called failure," Sept. 12).
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Disappointment runs deep as 'blade runner' walks free

Disappointment runs deep as 'blade runner' walks freeSep. 15 (GIN) – The upset decision by Judge Thokozile Masipa that found Olympian Oscar Pistorius not guilty for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp stunned South Africans who had been glued to the trial since the gavel first pounded the court to order last March.
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New report details statewide access to earned sick time benefits in Minnesota

New report details statewide access to earned sick time benefits in MinnesotaSt. Paul, MN – TakeAction Minnesota and the Institute for Women's Policy Research released a new statewide analysis recently, detailing access rates to earned sick time leave across the state of Minnesota. The new report breaks down data by gender, race and ethnicity, occupation, hours worked and earnings level. Overall, the report concludes that 41% of Minnesota workers lack access to even a single day of earned sick time off.
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Ferguson—A tipping point for national Black youth voter turnout?

Ferguson—A tipping point for national Black youth voter turnout?WASHINGTON, D.C. (New America Media) - A week before National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, September 23, civil rights leaders hope to increase African American youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a city where only 12 percent of registered voters turned out to vote in the last city council elections.
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UN criticizes US on racial justice issues raised by Minnesotans

UN criticizes US on racial justice issues raised by MinnesotansGeneva, Switzerland – A United Nations (UN) human rights committee composed of human rights laws experts from 18 countries and charged with monitoring U.S. compliance with its obligations under the racial justice treaty issued a report ("Concluding Observations"), critical of U.S. performance in 18 areas, many of which had been raised in Shadow Reports filed by Minnesotans.
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Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster inequality

Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster inequalityWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Just before Labor Day 2005, the world was stunned as images of Gulf Coast citizens, trudged through chaos and stagnant floodwaters, strewn with the debris of wrecked buildings and storm-tossed earth. The sights seemed to replay just before Halloween 2012, as coastal New York and New Jersey waded in icy waters and picked through the rubble of their destroyed property.
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Medtronic, United Way team up to reduce health disparities

Medtronic, United Way team up to reduce health disparitiesThe Greater Twin Cities United Way and Medtronic Philanthropy recently announced a joint-initiative aimed at improving engagement with community leaders and organizations to build a coalition aimed at reducing healthcare disparities.
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Early voting begins Sept. 19, makes it easier than ever to make your voice heard

Early voting begins Sept. 19, makes it easier than ever to make your voice heardFrom paying bills and shopping online to keeping up with friends on Facebook, there is no doubt that technology and convenience play a huge role in our lives.
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