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What are you reading? The top six books on leadership for social justice

What are you reading? The top six books on leadership for social justiceLeaders are learners. Effective leadership begins with the process of learning through an exploration of leadership theories and the study of leadership profiles. A study of leadership serves as your "leadership compass," an indispensable navigational tool. This compass will aid you in developing your leadership skills and creating a vision for the future of social change.
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Bunch: Smithsonian's African American museum to tell 'unvarnished truth'

Bunch: Smithsonian's African American museum to tell 'unvarnished truth'The history of Blacks in America is not necessarily a pretty one ... but it is an important one.
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Obama nominates Justice Wilhelmina Wright to United States District Court

Obama nominates Justice Wilhelmina Wright to United States District Courtfor MinnesotaWASHINGTON, DC – Last week, President Barack Obama nominated Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
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MUL RESPONDS: Star Tribune article about Urban League intentionally misleads

MUL RESPONDS: Star Tribune article about Urban League intentionally misleadsThe April 13 article by Star Tribune Reporter Alejandra Matos, "Minneapolis Urban League Under Fire for Potential Double Billing" was intentionally misleading and failed to share the true facts. We were quite disappointed to read Ms. Matos' final product after spending hours with her and providing her with copies of contracts and reports. We even offered to make available students and program participants to tell the tremendous impact that the Urban League Academy Alternative School and the Urban League 13th Grade Program has had on their lives. Ms. Matos rejected our offer and ignored the pages of material we presented documenting our great work with these programs. Sadly, she chose to present a biased and cynical fairy tale masquerading as a news story.
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Iyanla Vanzant delights; inspires at Delta luncheon

Iyanla Vanzant delights; inspires at Delta luncheonIn a room filled with more than 600 people – 580 or so women – author and television personality Iyanla Vanzant offered words of inspiration that had most proclaiming, "It's my time."
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Part II: 'FIRST YOU CRY', Jim Clingman, his family, their faith and their fight

Part II: 'FIRST YOU CRY', Jim Clingman, his family, their faith and their fight(TriceEdneyWire.com) - It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati, Ohio for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another state and start a new life.
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Fire devastates West Broadway businesses, upstairs housing units

Fire devastates West Broadway businesses, upstairs housing unitsA Wednesday (April 15) early morning fire roared through a row of businesses and residences leaving many homeless and one high profile community organization in search of new operating facilities.
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Ellison, Pocan lead call for Constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to vote

Ellison, Pocan lead call for Constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to voteWith the right to vote being questioned in states throughout the nation, representatives from neighboring states are calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to ensure citizens' rights to vote.
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STARTRIBUNE DECLARES OPEN SEASON ON BLACK LEADERS

STARTRIBUNE DECLARES OPEN SEASON ON BLACK LEADERSIn a series of sustained and unrelenting attacks, the Minneapolis StarTribune newspaper has declared an Open Season on Black Leaders.
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School board tables MUL Academy contract renewal

School board tables MUL Academy contract renewalThe Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to table the approving the Urban League Academy's contract for the coming 2015-2016 academic year while MUL explores location options for the next school year.
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Bringing Health Care to our Neighborhood

Bringing Health Care to our NeighborhoodIn 2012, North Memorial Health Care launched an innovative program that helps patients beyond hospital and clinic walls. The Community Paramedic program removes emergency-trained paramedics for one or two days a week from our hectic routine of racing to the scene of accidents and instead we make scheduled visits to homes of frail or elderly patients, or those with chronic conditions like diabetes. When we started the Community Paramedic program nearly three years ago, it was the first of its kind of Minnesota.
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