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May 22nd

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Banking exec earned his money

Banking exec earned his moneyWASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many professionals, the road to success starts with humble beginnings. Because B. Doyle Mitchell Jr., president and CEO of Industrial Bank, inherited his business, he has felt he has always had something extra to prove.
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Car review: 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe

Car review: 2015 Cadillac ATS coupeDETROIT – Cadillac has got something. Its two-seat version of the ATS sedan was slick, fun to drive and it had plenty of style. We test drove the 2015 ATS Coupe 3.6L RWD Premium. That translated into a 2+2 coupe with a 3.2-liter V6 that made 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm.
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Former military man declares victory in Nigerian polls

Former military man declares victory in Nigerian pollsMar. 30 (GIN) – Showing a "commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders," Nigerians by the hundreds of thousands lined up at polling stations across the country to select the next president and National Assembly of their country, U.S. and British witnesses to the hotly-contested presidential polls observed.
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Micro-consulting 'experiment' yields strong short-term results

Micro-consulting 'experiment' yields strong short-term resultsMemphis, TN — Can just a few hours of fundraising counsel make a difference in the life of a nonprofit?
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Wells to serve as honorary chair for the 2015 NABJ Convention in Minneapolis

Wells to serve as honorary chair for the 2015 NABJ Convention in Minneapolis
WASHINGTON D.C
. – The National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) president, Bob Butler, announced Bill Wells will serve as honorary chair for the 2015 NABJ Convention and Career Fair to be held in Minneapolis, Aug. 5-9.
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Arnwine resigns as head of Lawyers' Committee

Arnwine resigns as head of Lawyers' CommitteeWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Barbara R. Arnwine does not back down from a fight. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of rulings that limited the rights of employees to sue their employers for discrimination, she was a key player in a coalition that effectively reversed the rulings by persuading Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
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Park Center girls repeat as AAA state basketball champs

Park Center girls repeat as AAA state basketball champsAlthough this season's road was a bit rockier the outcome was the same as the Park Center (Brooklyn Park) girls basketball team beat a familiar foe in the title game to capture a state crown for the second year in a row.
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Hayden, Champion introduce legislation to address health disparities

Hayden, Champion introduce legislation to address health disparitiesDeputy Majority Leader Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) have introduced legislation to address alarming health disparities in the African American community. The authors have introduced three major pieces of legislation: SF1871 Partnerships for Healthy Futures a grant program to build community services and providers in order to identify, coordinate and expand opportunities for improving health outcomes for communities of color, SF1701 which will require health insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings for high risk populations, and SF1836 which will study and provide recommendations to decrease menthol cigarette usage by African Americans.
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The Bush Foundation selects 23 exceptional leaders for 2015 Bush Fellowships

The Bush Foundation selects 23 exceptional leaders for 2015 Bush FellowshipsThe Bush Foundation announced its 2015 Bush Fellows, 23 leaders with records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and 23 Native nations that share the same geography.
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Community explores impact of $1.9 billion state budget surplus

Community explores impact of $1.9 billion state budget surplusFar too often, said Insight Editor-In-Chief, Al McFarlane, Black community voices are not heard, and Black interests go disregarded at the tables of decision.

Our community is asked to wait, till the current crisis du jour wanes, to be patient while pressing matters of business and state get the attention due them.
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Women Leading Change: Profile of Marian Wright Edelman

Women Leading Change: Profile of Marian Wright EdelmanService is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time. – Marian Wright Edelman, Founder & President, Children's Defense Fund

Like many aspiring lawyers, I decided to attend law school because I wanted to make a difference in the world. I was committed to eliminating child poverty, supporting education programs, ending mass incarceration and this was only the beginning of my to-do list. Law school provided me with the advocacy tools to take a stand for justice:
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